LittleRESq is our next featured organization this #Givingtuesday 2015
You may remember some of our earlier posts about this amazing little organization… that’s not so little anymore! Spokes turtle Audrey survived 20 years living in a bucket and was to be put down before a vet gave her a second chance. After much medical attention. she found herself at LittleRESq where she works as a spokes-turtle against animal cruelty.
Sadly Audrey’s condition caught up with her this year and she passed away on April 30, 2015, 4 years into her new life and cutting her lifespan in half. Audrey’s death was an incredible loss for her humans, the rescue, and so many of us in the turtle tortoise community. Her legacy lives on through the incredible work of LIttleRESq and her brother Arthur, taking on the role of spokes-turtle (Follow Audrey’s legacy on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/audreyres/)
The rescue was also faced with an increasing number of turtles in need of serious rehabilitation, from a group of turtles left in the trash to a 30 + turtles found in inhabitable conditions in a pet store, LittleRESq is overwhelmed with need for donations for medical bills, more space, and all the supplies required to properly care for turtles in need.
About LittleRESq: (from their site)
The Little RES Q is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and relocation of exotic pet reptiles in an attempt to keep them from being released into the wild. We provide a better option for those who, for one reason or another, cannot take care of their reptiles anymore. Many small reptiles, especially turtles, get purchased as a pet for a young family member without fully understanding the costs in both material and time needed for proper care of the animal. Sadly all too often these poor creatures suffer from neglect even with the owner’s best intentions. We are a limited admittance shelter that restricts intake in order to uphold a standard in quality of life for the surrenders in our care. We implement a waiting list when necessary, use a foster care network to help, and emphasize adoption and responsible pet ownership for all types of reptiles.
How you can help?
Make a general donation here: http://www.littleresq.net/index.php?page=home
Sponsor one of the turtles in need!
Donate an item they need!
Follow and Like them on Facebook!
Follow on twitter: @LittleRESq