Don’t let the lives of these tortoises get lost in the red tape and political plays surrounding this issue. Euthanasia is still on the table, media coverage continues to be confusing, read more and spread the word!
If you live in Nevada only, you can adopt. Just like California it is against the law to move a desert tortoise out of state. Here’s the news according to Herp Digest: All numbers to Desert Tortoise Conservation Center (DTCC) have been disconnected – (my note – no surprise there – don’t want any more nasty media calls). It doesn’t seem they are adopting out any tortoises at the moment, though tortoises are being accepted, according to the website at The Animal Foundation (formerly Lied Animal Shelter) 655 N. Mojave Road, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (702) 384-3333. According to a recent article posted on DTCC website, this group seems to be just turning them over to DTCC. So if you are in Nevada, call the Foundation if you have a tortoise to give up or just to inquire about adopting one. It’s still a mess but maybe you can save a tortoise from euthanasia.