Local Representatives Program

What is the role of a Land Hermit Crab Owners Society (LHCOS) Local Representative?

A LHCOS Local Representative is someone who will be a resource for land hermit crab owners in their area and act on behalf of LHCOS and The Crab Street Journal (CSJ) to help promote the four principles of C.A.R.E. : Community, Awareness, Research and Education. Learn more about the LHCOS C. A.R.E. program here.

Local Rep duties include:

  • Treating others with respect and kindness when representing LHCOS/CSJ
  • Answering questions on the forum and social media regularly
  • Answering emergency help forms
  • Mentor Junior LRs to answer emergency help forms
  • Act as an ambassador of LHCOS/CSJ with your local pet stores by offering to drop off caresheets, information about the adoption center and help improve store conditions
  • Be an approved adopter
  • Help with transport of adoptees (within reason and not mandatory)
  • Be a resource to hermit crabbers in your area by giving suggestions for local stores you endorse or places to find supplies locally.
  • Organize meet ups or shells swaps in your area if there is enough interest (not mandatory)

Apply to become a LHCOS Local Representative or Junior Local Representative.

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