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.
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!
Get some holiday gifts for yourself or others that also support TRLI!
-you can choose the type of wine or the type of turtle/tortoise! Makes a great holiday gift!
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!
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