The Central MS Turtle Rescue was founded in 2013, born from the passion and dedication of two people who recognized the need for a qualified turtle rescue facility in the Central Mississippi area. We provide rescue and rehabilitation for injured, sick, abused, neglected, or abandoned turtles and tortoises.
Our goal is to release all native rehabilitated turtles back to their natural environment. Turtles that are not native to MS or are unable to be released to the wild are rehomed through adoption to qualified applicants or remain in our care to safely live out their lives.
We are authorized wildlife rehabilitators under an Administrative Rehabilitation Permit through the MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.
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GREAT NEWS! As of January 1, 2017, we are officially a nonprofit organization in the State of Mississippi, recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization. This means that all donations made to our charity are tax-deductible for you! So, please consider making a donation today. Every penny helps!
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All expenses incurred toward these rescues, including fuel, equipment, housing, food, and medical expenses are paid for entirely through fundraisers and donations from people like you. We help hundreds of turtles at our facility, and the expenses can be overwhelming. If you would like to make a donation to help with the many costs involved in caring for the turtles in need, you may do so by clicking on the PayPa Giving Fund link below. All donations are tax-deductible and PayPal will provide you with a receipt. All donations are tax-deductible. We welcome and give thanks for any amount you can give. Thank You!
WJTV12 "70 Pound Turtle Released Into the Wild" 07/16/2017
WJTV12 was gracious enough to do a news story on our release of Tred, the alligator snapping turtle.
The Shoofly Magazine "Treasuring Turtles" 05/01/2017
The Bay St. Louis Shoofly Magazine published a beautiful story about our rescue! I had such an enjoyable time doing this interview, and am flattered and thankful for such a wonderful article! Please go read it and share with your friends!!