Rescuing and rehabbing turtles is never easy or inexpensive! We can always use a helping hand to meet the care and financial needs of our rescue organization.
Much of our expenses come directly out of our own pockets. We have come up with some unique and cost effective techniques to provide the best quality care these magnificent creatures need. However, care of an injured reptile is a lengthy and expensive process. They do not heal quickly and specialist veterinary care is never inexpensive.
See below for all the multiple ways you can help us help turtles in need. Any little bit helps us and is greatly appreciated!
We also hold fundraisers at various times throughout the year. Check out our Fundraiser page to see what items you can purchase to help us out.
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! Every penny helps! Please consider Donating to our rescue. Thank You!
We are now a listed charity with PayPal. All donations are tax-deductible using the receipt PayPal will email you.. All donations go directly to the housing, food, and medical needs of the turtles and tortoises in our care. We help hundreds of turtles at our facility each year, and the expenses can be overwhelming. As of right now we have 122 turtles in our care and 26 of those are in critical condition. We need your help! We thank you for any amount you can give.
OR Donate any $$ you wish
Donate by Mail
Don't use PayPal? No problem! If you'd like to donate by mail, you may send your gift to:
Central MS Turtle Rescue Post Office Box 1374 Florence, MS 39073
**Please Note ** Packages larger than a standard envelope cannot be accepted by the Post Office. If you plan to donate items rather than a monetary donation, please contact us for our physical address.
Donate Directly to Our Veterinarian
Many people are hesitant to donate to a non-profit, especially one that is relatively new. We totally get that. In this day of fast scams and disreputable charities, one can never be too careful. One of our biggest expenses is veterinary care. While our amazing veterinarian offers us discounted rates because we are a charity, we still do have to pay his costs. Each x-ray, each medication, each shell repair, and each surgery costs money for him, and therefore us. If you would like to donate directly to the veterinary expenses of the turtles we rescue, this would be incredibly helpful, and would mean as much to us as donating to our Rescue directly. Our veterinarian is: Hometown Veterinary Hospital 1010 Old Hwy 471 Brandon, MS 39042 *Please send a note with your check to let the staff know the funds are for the account of the Central MS Turtle Rescue.
**It should be noted that donations made directly to the hospital, while very much appreciated, are not tax deductible.
Many companies match their employees' donations or volunteer hours, doubling the amount the charity receives! Some companies even triple match! Additionally, some companies, like AT&T and others, also allow payroll-deducted contributions. Just set up a monthly amount to contribute through your employer, and it's taken care of for you monthly. This is a fantastic way to support us here at Central MS Turtle Rescue! Check with your employer today!
Charity information: Central MS Turtle Rescue, EIN 81-4766332
The turtles here could sure use a few things. We provide all supplies, food, housing, and medical care for the turtles we take in, and we're always short on supplies. If you'd rather send a gift than make a monetary donation, this Wishlist has several items we could really use. Anything you purchase from this wishlist that is shipped directly to us is tax-deductible.
Want to donate, but can't afford to? That's OK...there are plenty of ways to contribute to us without spending any money! Check out the link below to learn more! Support That's Free!