Exotic animals seized in Arlington up for adoption

February 10, 2010 8:25:58 AM PST
Wanna iguana? Maura Davies with the SPCA of Texas says WildRescue will help find homes for animals that her group "would have had a hard time placing."

The hamsters, fancy mice, lizards, snakes, iguanas and other small animals will be offered at more than 20 Petco stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The animals were among the 27,000 seized by Arlington over inhumane conditions. The pet wholesaler on Jan. 30 lost its appeal of a judge's order that bars the return of the exotic creatures to the company.

SPCA of Texas has placed many of the seized animals with zoos, sanctuaries and welfare groups.