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Exotic animals bring plenty of smiles
An open house and yard sale at a local exotic animal facility raised thousands of dollars over the weekend.
Hundreds of visitors turned out for the Aug. 24 event, held at Cinemazoo and Urban Safari Wildlife Society's headquarters at 1395 176 Street in Surrey.
Organizers say the event was a success, and helped raise awareness about exotic animals, and the work done by the facility, which houses and feeds 250 exotic animals who have been abandoned, mistreated or surrendered by their owners.
"The best, though, was the looks on the kids' faces as they held a snake, or lizard, or any other animal for the first time," says staffer Sharon Doucette.