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1 Week to go, nerves are setting in, but excitement is all around.
I have just completed the exhibitors list for our upcoming SOS Reptile Expo which will be held on 4th & 5th May 2013 at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Johannesburg.
Be sure to come visit us and support the exhibitors.
With less than a month to go until our next annual SOS Reptile Expo, it has been crazy!
We have 35 exhibitors signed up already and still waiting for a few confirmations. This is sure to be a successful expo!
Meanwhile, we’ve been keeping busy with problem snake removals. We get 3 – 5 calls a day. Winter is on it’s way for sure!
Hope we’ll be seeing you at the expo. We are already looking forward to another successful event.
About a week ago the reptile world was shocked to hear about the fire which broke out at the centre where Animaniacs had just opened their new shop. The fire, which supposedly started at the restaurant, spread quickly through the thatched roofed centre.
Henry Kemp received a call that the security had phoned about a fire and went to see as he was closest to the centre. On arrival he saw the fire and in a panic he tried to save some of his animals which were housed in the on site quarantine facility.
Unfortunately the fire spread too rapidly and when Henry came out of the building he fell into the fire. He was apparently tol to jump in the Koi pond to extinguish the flames, where the paramedics aparently found him.
Henry was transferred to Glenwood Burn unit whereafter he was transferred to Milpark Hospital where he is currently being treated. Henry has received 2nd degree burns to his arms and 3rd degree burns to his legs. Luckily he had fallen onto the box of snakes, which saved his chest and face from being burnt. Unfortunately most of the animals in the box were not that fortunate and perished in the fire.
Henry has now developed an infection in his legs and has been sedated to assist with the healing as he is in excrutiating pain. Once his wounds have healed a bit, the doctors will be reconstructing his shin muscles from muscles taken elsewhere and he will be transferred to a rehabilitation centre where he will have to learn to walk again.
Henry’s wife and family miss him dearly, but are greatful that he is alive. Sam, Henry’s wife, is trying to keep the business afloat and trying to care for the animals which did survive this ordeal.
The reptile community has stood united and several initiatives have been put forward to raise money to assist the Kemp family. Some fund raising events will also be hosted at the SOS Reptile Expo, being held on the 4th & 5th May 2013 at Emperors Palace.
We keep the Kemp family in our prayers and hope that Henry will make a full recovery.
With a month and a half to go, our exhibitors are excited and getting ready for another successful show. The 2013 SOS² may possibly be the biggest reptile expo we have hosted to date.
I will be distributing flyers in the next week, so keep an eye on your nearest pet store.
Once again the Johannesburg SOS² Reptile Expo is only a few months away. We are looking forward to be hosting our next expo on the 4th & 5th May 2013, once again at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng.
Hope we’ll see you there!
Breeding season is in full swing and with the heat waves things have been very stressful in my snake rooms with my gravid (pregnant) snakes. I cannot wait for babies to arrive!!
In the meanwhile, while waiting for eggs to be laid and babies to be born, I have been planning TWO expo’s. This year, we will be hosting our very first SOS² Xmas Reptile Expo in Umhlanga, Natal. We are really looking forward to this as it is a new challenge. After the Xmas Expo we will start marketing the 10th Annual SOS² Reptile Expo at Emperors Palace. I cannot believe it’s been 10 years already and we’re still going strong!!
I think I’ll blog a recap of the past 10 years, once our Annual Expo has been done & dusted in 2012.
14 May 2011
I am so excited about the expo, I cannot sleep. Most of the exhibitors have setup and they just have to bring in live stock. I am looking forward to seeing what will be available for sale this year.
Remember, tickets are available at the door.
I hope we’ll see you all there!!
With less than a month to go, things are getting exciting.
There is a lot in store for you! Author of several reptlie guides, Johan Marais, will be signing autographs, and much much more. A programme will be made available soon so that you don’t miss out!!
The countdown has begun!!!
The date has been set for the 2011 SOS² Reptile Expo at Emperors Palace.
Anyone interested in exhibiting with us, please contact us as soon as possible to avoid dissappointment.
Watch this space for more detials!!
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