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koi rescue

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Please let us rescue your koi
and find good homes for them.

Please do not let your koi die. If you can not take care of your pond, are moving or just over-stocked call one of us to the rescue.  As with many animals we keep, there comes a time when the most humane thing to do is let them go to a better home, a home that can better care for them, a place of safety and health.

What ever your situation, we offer a free koi rescue service.

All you have to do is contact one of us listed below, with some lead time and we will make arrangements to rescue your fish. We do this free of charge to you and no cost to us. We come with all the necessary equipment to safely catch and transport your fish so you don't have to go swimming after them. The fish are then taken to our rescue ponds to be fed and cared for until they are offered to good homes at our koi auction or given to a club member. Proceeds from koi activities are used to offset club expenses. No member profits from your fish.

If you can drain your pond to 6 inches of water just before we arrive-this will help. Also, please advise us of the size of your pond - length, width, and depth. Likewise the number and approximate size of your fish will help us know what to bring.

While some new koi owners hear about the value of koi and want to sell their fish, fish from backyard ponds usually do not command high prices. It is the Koi Breeders and Koi Vendors who have select quality fish that command high prices. The Japanese and domestic breeders cull each new spawn for those expensive fish. The very best they keep for themselves or command very high prices. The VSKC does not buy fish as we are a non-profit organization.

Our rescue volunteers work, obligations, and have families, so please allow us time to schedule our rescue of your beautiful fish.

Koi Rescue Service Contacts:

Derek Tang 480-789-0320 or e-mail

Corey Garrett 480-837-8078

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