Don't ever dump your pets. Don't release aquarium fish and plants, live bait or other exotic animals into the wild. If you have a pet that you can no longer care for, contact your local pet store, humane society, veterinarian or other expert for guidance on appropriate and humane options.
Don't dump your aquarium water into natural habitats. Many aquarium plants are invasive, so if you're going to throw them out, seal them in plastic bags before you put them in the trash.
Make responsible pet purchases. Many pets may live longer, grow bigger and take more care than you realize. Before you choose a pet, do your research and be sure you're ready to care for it long term.For more information: