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! So, please consider making a donation today. Every penny helps! Please consider Donating to our rescue. Every dollar helps! 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 74 turtles in our care and 22 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.
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.
We are now a partner with the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Simply head to the Kroger Community Rewards website and sign in (if you already have an online account, or click "enroll" if you're not) and link your Kroger Plus Shopper's Card with us! In the search bar, type 71433 or the name of our organization, Central Mississippi Turtle Rescue. Click our name in the search results, and then click "enroll". That's it! Now, each time you shop at Kroger and use your rewards card, we'll receive a percentage of what you spend - at no extra cost to you!
Shop on Amazon Smile and select our rescue as your charity of choice. Amazon will send us a donation of 0.5% of your purchase price on eligible products. Its as easy as logging in to Amazon Smile, select our rescue Central MS Turtle Rescue, and start shopping for items you wanted to purchase anyway.
With iGive, you shop online, and we get a donation...simple as that. Check it out at the link below, and sign up. Choose us as your charity. Then, when you shop online just use the iGive button, and we'll get a donation for every purchase you make. And, it's FREE!
Shop or sell and support Central MS Turtle Rescue on eBay. Add us as your Favorite charity on eBay to set us as your preferred charity in eBay checkout. You will also be able to easily donate a portion of your proceeds to us when you sell on eBay AND get some of your seller fees waived and receive the tax credits. The eBay for Charity platform makes it all happen! Visit our charity page today and be part of a growing eBay community that has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to thousands of charities.