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Our Mission

Fresh Start Rescue Inc is a registered 501c3 reptile rescue located in coastal North Carolina. We consist of a group of volunteers who are passionate about saving the lives of homeless, unwanted, or injured reptiles. We foster, rehab, and rehome every type of reptile out there, from snakes to lizards and everything in between.

Adoption Policy


Fill out an adoption application completely, your answers should include brands and as much info as possible.
We will take a few days to check your application before we contact you to move forward.
You will then be asked for photos of your current animals and enclosures and/or photos of the enclosure you plan to use for the new animal. This is how we do our virtual house checks now. It is important for us to see how you keep your current animals. No one will be approved without this step.
Based on photos and application answers, you will be approved or denied.
If approved, you MUST have a proper set up ready before taking home an animal.
At adoption, you will need to sign the adoption contract which includes a NO BREEDING clause.
There is an adoption fee to help with our expenses. The fee is listed on each animal's bio.
We are happy to adopt out of state but you MUST drive here to get the animal, no animals are ever shipped.

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