UPDATE: We have just been informed that Moon has died in what the veterinarian called Inclusion Body Disease. If you live in the Edmonton, Alberta, Ca
UPDATE: We have just been informed that Moon has died in what the veterinarian called Inclusion Body Disease. If you live in the Edmonton, Alberta, Canada area, please do your research of breeders carefully when purchasing snakes. It also appears that the Edmonton Humane Society has taken on this case and might go after the person who did this to Moon. Stay tuned. . .
A reptile rescue in Drayton Valley, Alberta, Canada has taken in a very sick albino boa constrictor and is asking for help. Moon came to the rescue on May 25 in very poor health. She is 9 years old and weighs less than 10 pounds, despite being 8 feet 9 inches in length. She is extremely underweight, dehydrated and just in bad shape, Janelle Foulds, founder of the Drayton Valley Reptile Rescue says on Moon’s GoFund Me page.
In addition to being extremely underweight, Moon has sepsis, scale rot on her stomach, and very extreme dehydration. She apparently came from the home of a breeder who was breeding her, living in a 3ft x 2 ft Rubbermaid tub with no water or bedding.
If you wish to donate, or live in the Drayton Valley area and can help out, please do so. Even a few dollars will help Moon in her recovery.
For more information, visit Moon’s GoFund Me page at http://www.gofundme.com/DVRR-Moon and visit the Drayton Valley Reptile Rescue and Adoptions on Facebook. You can also visit http://dvreptilerescue.net/.
John B. Virata keeps a western hognose snake, a ball python, two corn snakes, a kingsnake, and two leopard geckos. His first snake, a California kingsnake, was purchased at the Pet Place in Westminster, CA for $5. His first pet reptile was a green anole that arrived in a small box via mail order. Follow him on Twitter @johnvirata