Guys, I know most of you won’t pay attention but please help

kamapalapaa:

This tortoise has major pyramiding, and this guy obviously doesn’t know anything so if somebody could buy him that actually knows about tortoises it would really help. 
I know it’s ridiculous to ask but like I don’t have money to help and I want it to be in good hands.

http://fortwayne.craigslist.org/pet/4078831247.html

Just look at it and please if you know how to take care of tortoises properly and have the money to help, help. 

Oh wow 🙁 poor shell baby!  I know how you’re feeling. I had to completely stop myself from looking at any post like this on craigslist. I know how bad it is out there and how many torts and turtles are in a similar situation or worse and I just can’t take looking at these cases knowing I can’t do anything tangible to help them.

That said, have you tried responding to the add and asking the person if they’d be willing to give him to a rescue in the area, or someone that might be able to  take him a vet? If you try and express to the owner that he is clearly in poor health and needs attention maybe they would be willing to turn him over? ugh. know its a long shot but maybe?

Anyone in the Fort Wayne area that might be willing to help, know of a rescue that might be willing to help, or has the knowledge and ability to adopt this poor guy, please do it! He still has a chance if he ends up in the right place. 

Guys, I know most of you won’t pay attention but please help

kamapalapaa:

This tortoise has major pyramiding, and this guy obviously doesn’t know anything so if somebody could buy him that actually knows about tortoises it would really help. 
I know it’s ridiculous to ask but like I don’t have money to help and I want it to be in good hands.

http://fortwayne.craigslist.org/pet/4078831247.html

Just look at it and please if you know how to take care of tortoises properly and have the money to help, help. 

Oh wow 🙁 poor shell baby!  I know how you’re feeling. I had to completely stop myself from looking at any post like this on craigslist. I know how bad it is out there and how many torts and turtles are in a similar situation or worse and I just can’t take looking at these cases knowing I can’t do anything tangible to help them.

That said, have you tried responding to the add and asking the person if they’d be willing to give him to a rescue in the area, or someone that might be able to  take him a vet? If you try and express to the owner that he is clearly in poor health and needs attention maybe they would be willing to turn him over? ugh. know its a long shot but maybe?

Anyone in the Fort Wayne area that might be willing to help, know of a rescue that might be willing to help, or has the knowledge and ability to adopt this poor guy, please do it! He still has a chance if he ends up in the right place. 

(Via Green bay press gazette )

This is Jamie Kozloski with two of her rescues (African Spurred Tortoises) Bubbles and Luca. These are two of many of the exotic animals she’s rescued at her home/rescue Kingdom Animalia Exotic Rescue. 

ASHWAUBENON — A 46-and-a-half pound African spurred tortoise named Bubbles munches on grass in Jamie Kozloski’s backyard.

Three other cages sit outside with two green iguanas and a larger lizard named Stavi while across the yard a small pool is filled with aquatic turtles and smaller tortoises.

This is the headquarters for Kingdom Animalia Exotic Animal Rescue that Kozloski, 27, founded in April 2012.

Kozloski said she can recall the first moment she fell in love with reptiles at age 11.

“We took a family trip to Florida, when my brothers were swimming in the pool and being normal kids I was an 11-year-old girl behind the dumpster catching anoles (a lizard),” Kozloski said. “That was the first time I had ever worked with reptiles or held reptiles. I was collecting them and putting them in my little Happy Meal bucket and bringing them back to the hotel room thinking I was going to bring them back on the airplane.”

Since then, her love for animals has blossomed into a life dedicated to working with exotics. Kozloski’s goals are to rescue and rehabilitate them while also educating the public.

In total, Kozloski estimated that since 2006 she has helped over 430 animals. She does not take in dogs and cats and usually deals with reptiles, amphibians, birds, small animals and invertebrates. At any given time she cares for 20-40 animals.

Read more and watch a video of all her turtles, tortoises and so many more! 

(Via Green bay press gazette )

This is Jamie Kozloski with two of her rescues (African Spurred Tortoises) Bubbles and Luca. These are two of many of the exotic animals she’s rescued at her home/rescue Kingdom Animalia Exotic Rescue. 

ASHWAUBENON — A 46-and-a-half pound African spurred tortoise named Bubbles munches on grass in Jamie Kozloski’s backyard.

Three other cages sit outside with two green iguanas and a larger lizard named Stavi while across the yard a small pool is filled with aquatic turtles and smaller tortoises.

This is the headquarters for Kingdom Animalia Exotic Animal Rescue that Kozloski, 27, founded in April 2012.

Kozloski said she can recall the first moment she fell in love with reptiles at age 11.

“We took a family trip to Florida, when my brothers were swimming in the pool and being normal kids I was an 11-year-old girl behind the dumpster catching anoles (a lizard),” Kozloski said. “That was the first time I had ever worked with reptiles or held reptiles. I was collecting them and putting them in my little Happy Meal bucket and bringing them back to the hotel room thinking I was going to bring them back on the airplane.”

Since then, her love for animals has blossomed into a life dedicated to working with exotics. Kozloski’s goals are to rescue and rehabilitate them while also educating the public.

In total, Kozloski estimated that since 2006 she has helped over 430 animals. She does not take in dogs and cats and usually deals with reptiles, amphibians, birds, small animals and invertebrates. At any given time she cares for 20-40 animals.

Read more and watch a video of all her turtles, tortoises and so many more! 

earthtoday:

Meet Yu. She is an a fierce 25 year old sea turtle who was found in a fisherman’s net and given to the Suma Aqualife Park in 2008.  She was missing most of her left limb, and one third of her right limb as well.  In 2008, they had her swimming at 60 percent of her maximum speed.  Now, they have engineered even better fins.  Today she swam at full speed.

The Article Here

earthtoday:

Meet Yu. She is an a fierce 25 year old sea turtle who was found in a fisherman’s net and given to the Suma Aqualife Park in 2008.  She was missing most of her left limb, and one third of her right limb as well.  In 2008, they had her swimming at 60 percent of her maximum speed.  Now, they have engineered even better fins.  Today she swam at full speed.

The Article Here

Please send good thoughts to the folks and animals at the Turtle Rescue of Long Island, in worst of hurricane sandy. Donate if you can!

Please send good thoughts to the folks and animals at the Turtle Rescue of Long Island, in worst of hurricane sandy. Donate if you can!

Please send good thoughts to the folks and animals at the Turtle Rescue of Long Island, in worst of hurricane sandy. Donate if you can!

Please send good thoughts to the folks and animals at the Turtle Rescue of Long Island, in worst of hurricane sandy. Donate if you can!

tort-time:

maybe we can cushion the blow of whatever damage they might have from this storm with some donations. 

Posting this again. Heard through the grape vine (as they are without power and will be for a while) that there is a huge mess to deal with but the family that run the rescue are safe and counting that blessing considering where they are. If you can spare it, please send a donation and help cushion the serious blow Hurricane Sandy threw their way. No details about what damage was incurred, animals incurred etc… So please keep sending good thoughts their way. 

Please send good thoughts to the folks and animals at the Turtle Rescue of Long Island, in worst of hurricane sandy. Donate if you can!

Please send good thoughts to the folks and animals at the Turtle Rescue of Long Island, in worst of hurricane sandy. Donate if you can!

Please send good thoughts to the folks and animals at the Turtle Rescue of Long Island, in worst of hurricane sandy. Donate if you can!

Please send good thoughts to the folks and animals at the Turtle Rescue of Long Island, in worst of hurricane sandy. Donate if you can!

maybe we can cushion the blow of whatever damage they might have from this storm with some donations.