with-you-i-am-home:

my birthday present! his name is scooter 🙂

HI SCOOTER!!!!

You’re noming like a boss already! Don’t eat too much tomato! don’t want wormies to grow in your tummy… but enjoy those greens just like you are here! Way to go! 

with-you-i-am-home:

my birthday present! his name is scooter 🙂

HI SCOOTER!!!!

You’re noming like a boss already! Don’t eat too much tomato! don’t want wormies to grow in your tummy… but enjoy those greens just like you are here! Way to go! 

Meet Scooter! Celebrating 15 years of life, and 10 years since his rescue from improper care and neglect. 

Part 2 of Why proper care is important and how our local rescues save the day. 

Scooter then and now: 

(Source: Turtle Rescue of Long Island http://www.turtlerescues.org/scooter.htm )

Scooter Then:  Why the right diet and environment matter so very much. 

Scooter, as we have named her, was taken in to the rescue in June of 2003. The person who had found her as a quarter sized hatchling in 1998 kept him as a pet for five years.  The condition she was kept in was not suitable for a box turtle. she was kept in a 10-gallon aquarium on reptile bark, which was kept in the person’s office on his desk. She was given a water dish for drinking, but not soaking. There was no uvb lighting and he was fed only processed box turtle pellets. When the turtle was surrendered the person wasn’t even sure that what he had was a box turtle and thought he may be a little deformed.

As you can see from the picture little Scooter is quite deformed. His shell is saddled and skirted all around. In the bottom picture you can see how his tail was absorbed into his little body. He has no functioning hinge and will never be able to live anywhere but in captivity. His legs were like toothpicks and his nails all curled in different directions.

Scooter Now: The difference 10 years and incredible people make!

Today marks 10 years since Scooter arrived at the Turtle Rescue of Long Island and he’s looking better every year (and darn adorable)! The hard work of TRLI and Director Julie Maguire, has made an incredible difference.  

More Pictures of Scooter at the TRLI website http://turtlerescues.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=7369

Visit the TRLI Website and Donate if you can: http://turtlerescues.com/

Meet Scooter! Celebrating 15 years of life, and 10 years since his rescue from improper care and neglect. 

Part 2 of Why proper care is important and how our local rescues save the day. 

Scooter then and now: 

(Source: Turtle Rescue of Long Island http://www.turtlerescues.org/scooter.htm )

Scooter Then:  Why the right diet and environment matter so very much. 

Scooter, as we have named her, was taken in to the rescue in June of 2003. The person who had found her as a quarter sized hatchling in 1998 kept him as a pet for five years.  The condition she was kept in was not suitable for a box turtle. she was kept in a 10-gallon aquarium on reptile bark, which was kept in the person’s office on his desk. She was given a water dish for drinking, but not soaking. There was no uvb lighting and he was fed only processed box turtle pellets. When the turtle was surrendered the person wasn’t even sure that what he had was a box turtle and thought he may be a little deformed.

As you can see from the picture little Scooter is quite deformed. His shell is saddled and skirted all around. In the bottom picture you can see how his tail was absorbed into his little body. He has no functioning hinge and will never be able to live anywhere but in captivity. His legs were like toothpicks and his nails all curled in different directions.

Scooter Now: The difference 10 years and incredible people make!

Today marks 10 years since Scooter arrived at the Turtle Rescue of Long Island and he’s looking better every year (and darn adorable)! The hard work of TRLI and Director Julie Maguire, has made an incredible difference.  

More Pictures of Scooter at the TRLI website http://turtlerescues.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=7369

Visit the TRLI Website and Donate if you can: http://turtlerescues.com/

Meet Scooter! Celebrating 15 years of life, and 10 years since his rescue from improper care and neglect. 

Part 2 of Why proper care is important and how our local rescues save the day. 

Scooter then and now: 

(Source: Turtle Rescue of Long Island http://www.turtlerescues.org/scooter.htm )

Scooter Then:  Why the right diet and environment matter so very much. 

Scooter, as we have named her, was taken in to the rescue in June of 2003. The person who had found her as a quarter sized hatchling in 1998 kept him as a pet for five years.  The condition she was kept in was not suitable for a box turtle. she was kept in a 10-gallon aquarium on reptile bark, which was kept in the person’s office on his desk. She was given a water dish for drinking, but not soaking. There was no uvb lighting and he was fed only processed box turtle pellets. When the turtle was surrendered the person wasn’t even sure that what he had was a box turtle and thought he may be a little deformed.

As you can see from the picture little Scooter is quite deformed. His shell is saddled and skirted all around. In the bottom picture you can see how his tail was absorbed into his little body. He has no functioning hinge and will never be able to live anywhere but in captivity. His legs were like toothpicks and his nails all curled in different directions.

Scooter Now: The difference 10 years and incredible people make!

Today marks 10 years since Scooter arrived at the Turtle Rescue of Long Island and he’s looking better every year (and darn adorable)! The hard work of TRLI and Director Julie Maguire, has made an incredible difference.  

More Pictures of Scooter at the TRLI website http://turtlerescues.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=7369

Visit the TRLI Website and Donate if you can: http://turtlerescues.com/

Scooter

We took Scooter the Eastern box turtle in looking all terrible and deformed after five years of poor care from someone that didn’t even know what kind of turtle they took from the wild. We gave her all the good food she required along with a proper habitat and as much outside sunshine as we could. She went from looking like an awful sickly deformed turtle to a healthy turtle despite her deformities and is still living well nearly ten years later.

Julie Maguire
Centereach, NY

The Turtle Rescue of Long Island is an INCREDIBLE rescue run by Julie Maguire in Long Island, NY. I have learned so much from her , her mailing list , and friends on the Russian Tortoise yahoo list. Every story I hear about the turtles and tortoises she cares for is inspirational. I’ll probably post more about TRLI but for now Here’s the story of Scooter, their biggest success story. 

PLEASE SUPPORT TRLI!!!! 3 steps, its no big deal, it can help so many turts and torts!  

1: click here

http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/shelterchallenge.faces?siteId=3

2:  type in Turtle Rescue of Long Island where it says “Shelter Name” , add NY under state and it’ll come up. 

3: click VOTE and you’re done!  you can vote EVERY DAY! DO IT!!!! 

The winner receives funding to help continue to support the animals they care for. Its rare a Turtle/Tortoise rescue gets a chance to win funding.  Every vote helps, Lets give the shelled ones a chance this time!!