Today’s Featured Organization is The Turtle Rescue of Long Island! 
This organization holds a very special place in my heart. I was lucky to find them when Zoya came into my life and I was searching for good care information. The Turtle Rescue of Long Island’s website and mailing lists (Yahoo Russian Tortoise list & the rescues list) provide a wealth of resources for proper care of turtles and tortoises. 
More over, they have rescued, rehabbed, and released (or adopted out) thousands sick, injured or unwanted turtles and tortoises. They maintain a serious application process for their adoptions that ensure all their adopted animals are going to loving homes that can provide them with long term quality care and those who cannot be adopted out become permanent residents. The video above shows some of the many.
The demand for turtle and tortoise rehab has only increased over time, as have the numbers of abandoned animals. With that comes increased electricity costs, space needs, and maintenance. Run out of long island, the environmental needs are even larger during the winter time.
Take some time to read about their work and consider making giving if you can. Every penny helps! Read Scooters Story: a special turtle that made a particularly large impact on everyone’s hearts. Check out their facebook page and give them a like! 
How to Help! 
Turtle Rescue of Long Island is a non profit organization that has been taking in sick, injured and unwanted pet and native turtles and tortoises for well over ten years. Thousands have come through our doors and been rehabbed and released or adopted to new homes. One of our biggest burdens is the cost of electric to keep filters, heat lamps and heaters going to keep all the turtles and tortoises healthy. We really want to continue this work and hope with the help of our TRLI friends we can raise enough funds to get our roof reinforced and have solar power installed so we can continue for many more years.
Get some holiday gifts for yourself or others that also support TRLI! 
Buy a bottle of wine! -you can choose the type of wine or the type of turtle/tortoise! Makes a great holiday gift! 
Turtle Rescue of Long Island is a 501(c)3 non-profit rescue that became incorporated in 2004. We do our best to place all the turtles and tortoises which can no longer be kept for whatever reason that are brought to us. Many people buy a turtle or tortoise and know very little about their care and don’t realize how large or how long turtles and tortoises can live with proper care. Others just find they can no longer care for their turtle or tortoise and just want to find it a good home. Whichever the case, we hope to help find good homes for those that need them.   
We also take in many native and non-native chelonians for rehabilitation. There are cases that can be anything from hit by car, illness, cruelty cases, neglect and abandoned.  Whenever possible all native wildlife is returned to the wild as they should be. Most others are adopted to permanent homes.  
For more information on turtles and tortoises join our Yahoo group. Just click on the link in the menu column. Lots of friendly turtle keepers with a like interest that love sharing advice, stories and more about their turtles and tortoises. Come join us!

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