socalconnected:

For the last 25 years, desert tortoises have been listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Urbanization, disease, and fragmentation of the desert have put these reptiles in danger. Find out why these days, you’re more likely to find a desert tortoise living in a suburban backyard than the desert, their natural habitat. Nick Hardcastle chats with the California Turtle and Tortoise Club about the process involved with tortoise adoption, and visits the home of a SoCal family that has recently adopted Rocky, a 25-year-old desert tortoise. Don’t miss it on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Visit bit.ly/tortoiseadoption for more info.
#tortoise #deserttortoise #tortoiseadoption #turtle #californiaturtleandtortoiseclub #surburban #desert #socal #southerncalifornia #kcet #socalconnected
(at Van Nuys, California)

turtleconservancy:

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, don’t forget to be generous on Giving Tuesday! Everyone’s favorite turtle conservation organization needs your help!

http://www.turtleconservancy.org/support/

The Turtle Rescue Of Long Island needs our help to cut electricity costs with Solar power!

TRLI is an incredible turtle/tortoise rescue run by NY state licenced wildlife rehabilitator Julie Maguire. They are a hub for sick, injured and abandoned turtles and tortoises in the state wide.  The expenses required to run a rescue like this are high. Sick and injured turtles (as well as healthy ones) relay on controlled lighting and heat to recover and grow healthy enough for release and adoption. Solar would reduce the lofty cost of electric in the long run and ensure the great work  Director Julie Maguire and TRLI do can continue long term!

Please take a moment to visit their gofundme site HERE Donate if you can, and spread the word to others who can as well! 

Or visit their website to make a general donation, and for a world of resources on turtle and tortoise care! Join the mailing lists! Julie herself  goes above and beyond to provide resources on proper care and is always willing to answer the questions of owners.

 Let’s keep them going this #GivingTuesday! 

 

Happy #GivingTuesday! Remember to give what you can, cause our shell friends deserve a chance too!

Donate, Volunteer, spread the word, share knowledge, ask questions!

And of course, neck rubs are also accepted. 

More ways to help coming throughout the day! And check out the preview of our (soon to be far more comprehensive) Tort-time Giving Hub! 

Today’s Featured Organization is The Wildlife Center of Virginia!
Most recently in the news for taking in and caring for the eastern box turtle that was painted pink. They have worked hard to educate children and adults about appropriate actions when encountering a turtle or tortoise in the wild. Having seen too many turtles, injured, abused, painted, etc, they created Wilson’s Turtle Promise! A pledge to do whats best for wild turtles, Leave them alone or help them in the direction they are going. 
They are an award winning Wildlife Rescue center that working to provide quality emergency and longer term care for rescued wildlife while engaging the public through learning events, awareness campaigns, and training future rehabers. 
 
About The Wildlife Center of Virginia (From their Website): 
The Wildlife Center of Virginia was formed in 1982 to provide quality health care, often on an emergency basis, to native wildlife.

Since 1982, the Wildlife Center has:

  • treated more than 65,000 wild animals, representing more than 200 species of native birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.
  • shared the lessons learned from these cases with some 1.5 million school-children and adults across Virginia.
  • trained a corps of wildlife medicine practitioners, including veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and volunteer wildlife rehabilitators. Those who have benefited from the professional training programs offered by the Center may now be found on the cutting-edge of wildlife veterinary medicine around the world.

In 2007, the Wildlife Center received the National Conservation Achievement Award from the National Wildlife Federation as the Conservation Organization of the Year.

How To Help:

Today’s Featured Organization is The Wildlife Center of Virginia!
Most recently in the news for taking in and caring for the eastern box turtle that was painted pink. They have worked hard to educate children and adults about appropriate actions when encountering a turtle or tortoise in the wild. Having seen too many turtles, injured, abused, painted, etc, they created Wilson’s Turtle Promise! A pledge to do whats best for wild turtles, Leave them alone or help them in the direction they are going. 
They are an award winning Wildlife Rescue center that working to provide quality emergency and longer term care for rescued wildlife while engaging the public through learning events, awareness campaigns, and training future rehabers. 
 
About The Wildlife Center of Virginia (From their Website): 
The Wildlife Center of Virginia was formed in 1982 to provide quality health care, often on an emergency basis, to native wildlife.

Since 1982, the Wildlife Center has:

  • treated more than 65,000 wild animals, representing more than 200 species of native birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.
  • shared the lessons learned from these cases with some 1.5 million school-children and adults across Virginia.
  • trained a corps of wildlife medicine practitioners, including veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and volunteer wildlife rehabilitators. Those who have benefited from the professional training programs offered by the Center may now be found on the cutting-edge of wildlife veterinary medicine around the world.

In 2007, the Wildlife Center received the National Conservation Achievement Award from the National Wildlife Federation as the Conservation Organization of the Year.

How To Help:

Today’s Featured Organization is The Wildlife Center of Virginia!
Most recently in the news for taking in and caring for the eastern box turtle that was painted pink. They have worked hard to educate children and adults about appropriate actions when encountering a turtle or tortoise in the wild. Having seen too many turtles, injured, abused, painted, etc, they created Wilson’s Turtle Promise! A pledge to do whats best for wild turtles, Leave them alone or help them in the direction they are going. 
They are an award winning Wildlife Rescue center that working to provide quality emergency and longer term care for rescued wildlife while engaging the public through learning events, awareness campaigns, and training future rehabers. 
 
About The Wildlife Center of Virginia (From their Website): 
The Wildlife Center of Virginia was formed in 1982 to provide quality health care, often on an emergency basis, to native wildlife.

Since 1982, the Wildlife Center has:

  • treated more than 65,000 wild animals, representing more than 200 species of native birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.
  • shared the lessons learned from these cases with some 1.5 million school-children and adults across Virginia.
  • trained a corps of wildlife medicine practitioners, including veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and volunteer wildlife rehabilitators. Those who have benefited from the professional training programs offered by the Center may now be found on the cutting-edge of wildlife veterinary medicine around the world.

In 2007, the Wildlife Center received the National Conservation Achievement Award from the National Wildlife Federation as the Conservation Organization of the Year.

How To Help:

Wildlife Center Of Virginia

Today’s Featured Organization is The Wildlife Center of Virginia!
Most recently in the news for taking in and caring for the eastern box turtle that was painted pink. They have worked hard to educate children and adults about appropriate actions when encountering a turtle or tortoise in the wild. Having seen too many turtles, injured, abused, painted, etc, they created Wilson’s Turtle Promise! A pledge to do whats best for wild turtles, Leave them alone or help them in the direction they are going.
They are an award winning Wildlife Rescue center that working to provide quality emergency and longer term care for rescued wildlife while engaging the public through learning events, awareness campaigns, and training future rehabers.
 
About The Wildlife Center of Virginia (From their Website): 
The Wildlife Center of Virginia was formed in 1982 to provide quality health care, often on an emergency basis, to native wildlife.

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