The Turtle Rescue of Long Island is our next featured organization this #GivingTuesday

This organization holds a very special place in our hearts. I was lucky to find them when Zoya first came into my life and I was in desperate need of good care information.  I was and am inspired by the great work Julie and TRLI do for turtles and tortoises and the constant willingness to answer all the questions new and long time owners have on a daily basis. 

The Turtle Rescue of Long Island’s website and mailing lists (Yahoo Russian Tortoise list & the rescues list) provide a wealth of resources for proper care of turtles and tortoises.

Moreover, they have rescued, rehabbed, and released (or adopted out) thousands sick, injured or unwanted turtles and tortoises. They are no longer taking in non-native turtles or tortoises but continue their incredible work rehabilitating and releasing injured native shells, existing as a sanctuary for those permanent residents they have acquired over their years of work,  and providing quality information on care and housing of turtles and tortoises. Run out of long island, the environmental needs are even larger during the winter time. Take some time to read about their work and consider making giving if you can. Every penny helps!

How to Help!

Make a Donation!

Become the sponsor of the tortoise or turtle of your choice!

Donate an item on their amazon wishlist!

Get some holiday gifts for yourself or others that also support TRLI!

Buy a bottle of wine!

-you can choose the type of wine or the type of turtle/tortoise! Makes a great holiday gift!

As do these rescue supporting candles!

About Turtle Rescue of Long Island (from their site):

Julie Maguire, Director of Turtle Rescue of Long Island (TRLI), and Steve Menikos, both New York State Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators, who after many years of keeping turtles realized the need for a network of caring keepers to help turtles that need new homes, founded Turtle Rescue of Long Island. After many years of taking in both native turtles for rehabilitation and non-native turtles and tortoises to place in new homes, we have come to a point where we have grown so that we cannot do both. As of July 31st, 2015 we will no longer be taking in non-native species, instead our concentration will be solely on rehabilitating native turtles.

(TRLI) is a small 501©(3) non-profit rescue that is dedicated to the care and conservation of all species of chelonians. Many turtles are purchased by well-meaning, caring individuals who over time become overwhelmed with the turtle in their care. Whether they were misinformed by the pet shop where they purchased their turtle as to their specific care or size the animal will grow, or just find they can’t provide the care required any longer, TRLI will try to point you in the right direction. We will send you information on proper care for your species and try to help you make changes so you can keep your turtle or tortoise.

For more information on turtles and tortoises join our Yahoo group. Just click on the link in the menu column. Lots of friendly turtle keepers with a like interest that love sharing advice, stories and more about their turtles and tortoises. Come join us!  

http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/TurtleRescueLongIsland/join

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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! 

 

The Turtle Rescue of Long Island

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Today’s Featured Organization is The Turtle Rescue of Long Island!
This organization holds a very special place in my heart. I was lucky to find them when Zoya came into my life and I was searching for good care information. The Turtle Rescue of Long Island’s website and mailing lists (Yahoo Russian Tortoise list & the rescues list) provide a wealth of resources for proper care of turtles and tortoises. 
More over, they have rescued, rehabbed, and released (or adopted out) thousands sick, injured or unwanted turtles and tortoises. They maintain a serious application process for their adoptions that ensure all their adopted animals are going to loving homes that can provide them with long term quality care and those who cannot be adopted out become permanent residents. The video above shows some of the many.
The demand for turtle and tortoise rehab has only increased over time, as have the numbers of abandoned animals. With that comes increased electricity costs, space needs, and maintenance. Run out of long island, the environmental needs are even larger during the winter time.
Take some time to read about their work and consider making giving if you can. Every penny helps! Read Scooters Story: http://www.turtlerescues.org/scooter.htm a special turtle that made a particularly large impact on everyone’s hearts. Check out their facebook page and give them a like!
How to Help! 
Turtle Rescue of Long Island is a non profit organization that has been taking in sick, injured and unwanted pet and native turtles and tortoises for well over ten years. Thousands have come through our doors and been rehabbed and released or adopted to new homes. One of our biggest burdens is the cost of electric to keep filters, heat lamps and heaters going to keep all the turtles and tortoises healthy. We really want to continue this work and hope with the help of our TRLI friends we can raise enough funds to get our roof reinforced and have solar power installed so we can continue for many more years.
Get some holiday gifts for yourself or others that also support TRLI! 
Buy a bottle of wine! -you can choose the type of wine or the type of turtle/tortoise! Makes a great holiday gift!
Turtle Rescue of Long Island is a 501(c)3 non-profit rescue that became incorporated in 2004. We do our best to place all the turtles and tortoises which can no longer be kept for whatever reason that are brought to us. Many people buy a turtle or tortoise and know very little about their care and don’t realize how large or how long turtles and tortoises can live with proper care. Others just find they can no longer care for their turtle or tortoise and just want to find it a good home. Whichever the case, we hope to help find good homes for those that need them.   
We also take in many native and non-native chelonians for rehabilitation. There are cases that can be anything from hit by car, illness, cruelty cases, neglect and abandoned.  Whenever possible all native wildlife is returned to the wild as they should be. Most others are adopted to permanent homes.  
For more information on turtles and tortoises join our Yahoo group. Just click on the link in the menu column. Lots of friendly turtle keepers with a like interest that love sharing advice, stories and more about their turtles and tortoises. Come join us!   http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/TurtleRescueLongIsland/join

tort-time:

Today’s Featured Organization is The Turtle Rescue of Long Island! 
This organization holds a very special place in my heart. I was lucky to find them when Zoya came into my life and I was searching for good care information. The Turtle Rescue of Long Island’s website and mailing lists (Yahoo Russian Tortoise list & the rescues list) provide a wealth of resources for proper care of turtles and tortoises. 
More over, they have rescued, rehabbed, and released (or adopted out) thousands sick, injured or unwanted turtles and tortoises. They maintain a serious application process for their adoptions that ensure all their adopted animals are going to loving homes that can provide them with long term quality care and those who cannot be adopted out become permanent residents. The video above shows some of the many.
The demand for turtle and tortoise rehab has only increased over time, as have the numbers of abandoned animals. With that comes increased electricity costs, space needs, and maintenance. Run out of long island, the environmental needs are even larger during the winter time.
Take some time to read about their work and consider making giving if you can. Every penny helps! Read Scooters Story: http://www.turtlerescues.org/scooter.htm a special turtle that made a particularly large impact on everyone’s hearts. Check out their facebook page and give them a like! 
How to Help! 
Turtle Rescue of Long Island is a non profit organization that has been taking in sick, injured and unwanted pet and native turtles and tortoises for well over ten years. Thousands have come through our doors and been rehabbed and released or adopted to new homes. One of our biggest burdens is the cost of electric to keep filters, heat lamps and heaters going to keep all the turtles and tortoises healthy. We really want to continue this work and hope with the help of our TRLI friends we can raise enough funds to get our roof reinforced and have solar power installed so we can continue for many more years.
Get some holiday gifts for yourself or others that also support TRLI! 
Buy a bottle of wine! -you can choose the type of wine or the type of turtle/tortoise! Makes a great holiday gift! 
Turtle Rescue of Long Island is a 501(c)3 non-profit rescue that became incorporated in 2004. We do our best to place all the turtles and tortoises which can no longer be kept for whatever reason that are brought to us. Many people buy a turtle or tortoise and know very little about their care and don’t realize how large or how long turtles and tortoises can live with proper care. Others just find they can no longer care for their turtle or tortoise and just want to find it a good home. Whichever the case, we hope to help find good homes for those that need them.   
We also take in many native and non-native chelonians for rehabilitation. There are cases that can be anything from hit by car, illness, cruelty cases, neglect and abandoned.  Whenever possible all native wildlife is returned to the wild as they should be. Most others are adopted to permanent homes.  
For more information on turtles and tortoises join our Yahoo group. Just click on the link in the menu column. Lots of friendly turtle keepers with a like interest that love sharing advice, stories and more about their turtles and tortoises. Come join us!   http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/TurtleRescueLongIsland/join

Today’s Featured Organization is The Turtle Rescue of Long Island! 
This organization holds a very special place in my heart. I was lucky to find them when Zoya came into my life and I was searching for good care information. The Turtle Rescue of Long Island’s website and mailing lists (Yahoo Russian Tortoise list & the rescues list) provide a wealth of resources for proper care of turtles and tortoises. 
More over, they have rescued, rehabbed, and released (or adopted out) thousands sick, injured or unwanted turtles and tortoises. They maintain a serious application process for their adoptions that ensure all their adopted animals are going to loving homes that can provide them with long term quality care and those who cannot be adopted out become permanent residents. The video above shows some of the many.
The demand for turtle and tortoise rehab has only increased over time, as have the numbers of abandoned animals. With that comes increased electricity costs, space needs, and maintenance. Run out of long island, the environmental needs are even larger during the winter time.
Take some time to read about their work and consider making giving if you can. Every penny helps! Read Scooters Story: http://www.turtlerescues.org/scooter.htm a special turtle that made a particularly large impact on everyone’s hearts. Check out their facebook page and give them a like! 
How to Help! 
Turtle Rescue of Long Island is a non profit organization that has been taking in sick, injured and unwanted pet and native turtles and tortoises for well over ten years. Thousands have come through our doors and been rehabbed and released or adopted to new homes. One of our biggest burdens is the cost of electric to keep filters, heat lamps and heaters going to keep all the turtles and tortoises healthy. We really want to continue this work and hope with the help of our TRLI friends we can raise enough funds to get our roof reinforced and have solar power installed so we can continue for many more years.
Get some holiday gifts for yourself or others that also support TRLI! 
Buy a bottle of wine! -you can choose the type of wine or the type of turtle/tortoise! Makes a great holiday gift! 
Turtle Rescue of Long Island is a 501(c)3 non-profit rescue that became incorporated in 2004. We do our best to place all the turtles and tortoises which can no longer be kept for whatever reason that are brought to us. Many people buy a turtle or tortoise and know very little about their care and don’t realize how large or how long turtles and tortoises can live with proper care. Others just find they can no longer care for their turtle or tortoise and just want to find it a good home. Whichever the case, we hope to help find good homes for those that need them.   
We also take in many native and non-native chelonians for rehabilitation. There are cases that can be anything from hit by car, illness, cruelty cases, neglect and abandoned.  Whenever possible all native wildlife is returned to the wild as they should be. Most others are adopted to permanent homes.  
For more information on turtles and tortoises join our Yahoo group. Just click on the link in the menu column. Lots of friendly turtle keepers with a like interest that love sharing advice, stories and more about their turtles and tortoises. Come join us!   http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/TurtleRescueLongIsland/join

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/