rootswingsarts:

WNC Nature Center crawled into preschool today.

Today is #givingtuesday ! This boxie is giving‪ ‬back by teaching the tiny humans the glory of turtles.

You can join him by supporting organizations like‪ ‬the WNC nature‪ ‬center, conservation‪ ‬and rescues‪ ‬in your area and world world!

Let’s give the #turtpocalypse a helping hand this #givingtuesday

Let’s give the #turtpocalypse a helping hand this #givingtuesday

rootswingsarts:

WNC Nature Center crawled into preschool today.

Today is #givingtuesday ! This boxie is giving‪ ‬back by teaching the tiny humans the glory of turtles.

You can join him by supporting organizations like‪ ‬the WNC nature‪ ‬center, conservation‪ ‬and rescues‪ ‬in your area and world world!

Let’s give the #turtpocalypse a helping hand this #givingtuesday

Let’s give the #turtpocalypse a helping hand this #givingtuesday

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/

Today’s featured organization is the National Marine Life Center  @MarineLifeCtr

Located in Cape Cod, a hot bed of sick and injured marine animal standings,  the National Marine Life Center rescues and rehabilitates Seals, Dolphins, and Sea Turtles found on the surrounding beaches. While rehabilitation is their main goal, the center provides educational programs that engage the community, conducts much needed research, and promotes ocean conservation nation wide.
Cape Cod is being inundated with Sea Turtle standings. Giving to NMLC and organizations like them in the area, is a great way to lend a hand to these distressed animals. Check out Smarty’s story, one of the many animals rescued by the NMLC.
History:
Cape Cod is a stranding hotspot.  Each year, up to 56 live seals, 98 live dolphins, and 144 live sea turtles strand on our beaches, sick, injured, and in need of medical care.
In 1995, a group of visionaries gathered to address the significant environmental need of a hospital to care for these stranded animals, many of whom are endangered and all of whom are federally-protected species.  And thus, the National Marine Life Center was born.
About:
The National Marine Life Center is an independent, non-profit marine animal hospital, science, and education center. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and our federal tax identification number is 04-3290276.
Mission Statement: The National Marine Life Center rehabilitates and releases stranded marine mammals and sea turtles in order to advance science and education in marine wildlife health and conservation.

Vision Statement: The vision of the National Marine Life Center is to be a world leader in marine wildlife rehabilitation, conservation science, and STEM education.

Values Statement: The Trustees, Staff, and Volunteers of the National Marine Life Center believe in humane care for stranded marine animals, thoughtful science that improves our understanding of wildlife health, and quality education programs that promote a conservation ethic.  We carry out our work with respect for each other, our supporters, our partner organizations, our community, and the environment.

How to help: 
Follow them 

Today’s featured organization is @tortoiserescue aka American Tortoise Rescue! 
A fantastic resource for owners, advocates, and educators alike, The American Tortoise Rescue is responsible for starting World Turtle Day, bringing attention to a wide range of issues facing turtles and tortoises, as well as being a special needs turtle/tortoise sanctuary. 
About American Tortoise Rescue (From their site):
American Tortoise Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1990 to provide for the protection of all species of tortoise and turtle.  We offer permanent sanctuary to abandoned and lost tortoises though we no longer do adoptions.  Special needs turtles and tortoises that cannot be placed stay in the care of American Tortoise Rescue for the remainder of their lives. 
Since its inception, American Tortoise Rescue has rescued well over 3,000 turtles and tortoises of all species with 70 percent being land tortoises and the remainder water turtles.  The in-house population “floats” at about 125.
their other achievements include:
  • Implementing a national campaign to stop the sale of a specific species of tortoise called sulcatas, which are being mistreated and sold illegally throughout the U.S.
  • Helping to stop the cruel sale of turtles and other exotic animals in an section of Los Angeles called Santee Alley.  Because of our video presentation before the Animal Control Commission, officers now continually monitor the situation and make arrests.
  • Bringing to light the cruel sale of water turtles in asian markets throughout the US. These animals were kept in unsanitary, cruel conditions including upside down, without food, water, or shade.
  • Creating a campaign called Turtle Ambassadors to teach awareness among school children about turtles and tortoises.
  • Developing a national campaign to stop the sale of reptiles in pet stores.
  • Producing a series of videos about turtles and tortoises, which is distributed to media and other places with large audiences.
How you can help:
Financial donations can be made online or checks can be sent by mail to The ‘Rosie fund’ is named after a special tort that changed the lives of the organizations founders. Give her story a read. 
ATR also accepts material donations, a list of needed items is also available on the bottom of the page. 
Support them using Amazon Smile! (.5% of every purchase you make will go to the organization) Just click here to set them as your amazon smile organization of choice). 
Social Media: 
Follow them on twitter @tortoiserescue
Donations of materials or checks can be sent to the following address:
American Tortoise Rescue

30765 Pacific Coast Highway, # 243
Malibu, CA 90265

Todays featured organization is @LittleRESq 

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. 

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? 

LittleRESq has been growing and that means they need more resources! They are currently upgrading the electrical in the turtle room so they can take in and maintain care of more turtles!  You can make a donation to help pay for the electrical upgrade here! 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/electrical-work/x/4509967

Make a general donation here:

http://www.littleresq.net/index.php?page=home

Follow and Like them on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/Littleresq

Follow on twitter: @LittleRESq