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Turtle Hospital/ICU Fundraiser
We are in desperate need of a dedicated turtle hospital/ICU. Right now, the hospital/ICU is set up in our only spare bedroom in our 2-bedroom home, and boy is it full! It's full of turtles, supplies, food, equipment, people, and it also doubles as CMTR's office. We really need something larger, and something stand-alone for our most critical patients...somewhere just for them, where our TV isn't blaring in the other room, where people can drop off injured turtles without having to come inside our house, where volunteers can come and work autonomously without us having to be here when they are here, and somewhere that is set up specific to the needs of these injured turtles we have sworn to help. Our plan is to purchase one of those custom built buildings/sheds and modify it. We've picked the one that will serve our needs, and we've got a quote for the building itself (right at $5,000.) It will likely take another $3-5K to run electrical, plumbing, finish the walls and floors, paint it, build shelving, etc. So, we're really hoping this fundraiser can get us to the $10K mark to make this dream a reality. There are several ways you can contribute to this cause:
You may donate directly through PayPal at either of the following links:
By check or money order: Central MS Turtle Rescue PO Box 1374 Florence, MS 39073
Also, through October 17th, we are hosting an online auction of several fantastic items. You can check that out here: Facebook Auction
Above are photos of the inside of our current Turtle Hospital/ICU. It's extremely crowded in there, and the turtles deserve so much better.
And this is a photo of the proposed new Turtle Hospital/ICU. This is roughly the style and size we're interested in, but it will have several modifications to make it perfect for the turtles.
Other Fundraiser Items for Sale
Rainbow - A Children's Book
by Dr. Bobby Dale
Rainbow is a story based on true events shared by author, Bobby Dale, and his young daughter through her growing-up years. The story and its message are then passed on to his grandson, Windham, as his Grandpa introduces him to woodland creatures and the great outdoors. It is a wonderful story for children, delightfully illustrated by Margaret Gratz, and reveals a clear message for adults that it is "okay to save a corner of your heart for special childhood memories."
A supply of these delightful children's books were donated to us by the author, Dr. Bobby Dale, of Tupelo, Mississippi, in hopes that the sales would benefit turtles just like Rainbow from the story.
*(Orders must be received by December 15, 2019 for delivery by Christmas (within the lower 48 states.) Each book is $20.00 each and includes shipping (within the continental United States.)
These little bracelets make the perfect Christmas gift or stocking stuffer! Our supply is limited - we only have 10 of each color - so order yours today. (Orders must be received by December 15, 2019 for delivery by Christmas (within the lower 48 states.) Bracelets are $7.00 each and includes shipping (within the continental United States.)
Save the Turtles! Personal Silicone Straw
We've all seen the horrific pictures of what plastic straws are doing to our environment and our wildlife. Be part of the solution by using your very own personal (and portable!) silicone straw. Each lime green silicone straw comes in a handy travel case that you can clip right to your key ring! So the next time you sit down at a restaurant, you can pass on that turtle-harming plastic straw and use your own environmentally-friendly straw!
Each straw is $10, which includes shipping (within the continental United States.) The carrying case is emblazoned with our "Alligator Snapper" logo. Just like the bracelets, these will make cute little Christmas gifts or stocking stuffers! Quantity is limited, so don't delay. Order yours today! (Orders must be received by December 15, 2019 for delivery by Christmas (within the lower 48 states.)
I Stop for Turtles Decals
Back by popular demand… “I Stop for Turtles” decals! These lime green decals come in two sizes: Small - 4.0” x 4.5” Large - 5.1” x 5.6”
(Please note: The white background to the left does NOT transfer onto your selected surface. The decal is completely green with no background color.)
Small or Large decals are $10 each. The decals can be customized (special size, different wording, or different color). Customized decals are $5 extra.
Bundle Discounts! A discount of 10% will be given for bundles of five decals, and a discount of 15% will be given for bundles of ten decals.
Production and shipping on the decals will run once per week. All prices include shipping. If you choose “Custom”, please be sure to give us your customization instructions in the box provided below. Please note that customized or very large orders may take 1-2 weeks longer for production.
MAGNETS - decals can be placed on a white magnetic background if you would prefer a magnet to a sticker. If this is your preference, please choose "Custom" below and type in "magnet". Magnets are $15.00 and are offered while supply of magnetic material lasts.
*Only enter text for customization if you have selected "Custom" from the drop-down menu.
Don't have PayPal? That's okay...you can order by mail! Just click below, print and complete the order form, then send it with a check or money order to: Central MS Turtle Rescue, P.O. Box 1374, Florence, MS 39073.
Artistic Turtle Illustrations by Joshua Petersen
Joshua Petersen is a talented artist, author and illustrator from Ogden, Utah. He has done illustrations of a variety of topics, but started drawing turtles only a few years ago. He is now working on his second set of "turtle prints" which will be available at the Daytona National Reptile Breeder's Expo this August. He was kind enough to donate several prints from his first series to us to help us raise funds for our rescue. The proceeds from each print sold goes directly to the care, housing, food, and vet expenses of the turtles we rescue here at the Central MS Turtle Rescue.
Each print measures 16 inches wide by 12 inches high, and are not matted or framed.
You can purchase each print for $10, which includes shipping (within the continental U.S.).