Have you wondered just how many turtles and tortoises our rescue has taken in and tried to help in a year? Well, if you aren't sitting down, you might want to! The numbers are even surprising to us! Most of these cases were due to being hit while the turtles tried to cross a road. Please slow down and move turtles to safety when you can. Your donations, participation in our fundraisers, and sponsorships are how we can help this many turtles and tortoises. Without your support, we simply couldn't afford to help these animals. From the bottom of our hearts - Thank You!
Total number of turtles/tortoises taken in 2018: 433 (over THREE times more than 2017!) Died in Care: 41 Euthanized: 16 Adopted: 46 Released: 94 Transferred: 20 Void/Non-Viable Egg: 73 Non-Releasable: 31 To be released in spring 2019: 112
Off those 433, there were 110 Females, 114 Males, and 209 of unknown gender due to their young age.
Species (There were a total of 211 box turtles, accounting for almost half of all 2018 intakes!)
Mud Turtles: 3
Alligator snappers: 3
Common snappers: 11
Eastern Box: 7
Three Toed Box: 104
Gulf Coast Box: 100
Gopher Tortoise: 11
Diamondback terrapin (DBT): 5
Red Eared Sliders (RES): 111
Yellow Bellied Sliders (YBS): 7
Redfoot Tortoise: 4
West African Mud: 1
Total number of turtles/tortoises taken in, 2017: 139 Died in Care: 26 Euthanized: 6 Adopted: 13 Released: 26 Non-Releasable: 37 To be released in spring 2018: 31
Off those 139, there were 68 Females, 52 Males, and 19 of unknown gender due to their young age.