We took Scooter the Eastern box turtle in looking all terrible and deformed after five years of poor care from someone that didn’t even know what kind of turtle they took from the wild. We gave her all the good food she required along with a proper habitat and as much outside sunshine as we could. She went from looking like an awful sickly deformed turtle to a healthy turtle despite her deformities and is still living well nearly ten years later.
The Turtle Rescue of Long Island is an INCREDIBLE rescue run by Julie Maguire in Long Island, NY. I have learned so much from her , her mailing list , and friends on the Russian Tortoise yahoo list. Every story I hear about the turtles and tortoises she cares for is inspirational. I’ll probably post more about TRLI but for now Here’s the story of Scooter, their biggest success story.
PLEASE SUPPORT TRLI!!!! 3 steps, its no big deal, it can help so many turts and torts!
1: click here
2: type in Turtle Rescue of Long Island where it says “Shelter Name” , add NY under state and it’ll come up.
3: click VOTE and you’re done! you can vote EVERY DAY! DO IT!!!!
The winner receives funding to help continue to support the animals they care for. Its rare a Turtle/Tortoise rescue gets a chance to win funding. Every vote helps, Lets give the shelled ones a chance this time!!