A Rescue’s work is never done. Lets help @LittleRESQ continue their awesome work.

Hector is now among our many shelled angels and thanks to Little RES Q  his last moments were in caring hands. The work Little RES Q does to rescue and rehabilitate turtles, as well as educate the public about the impact of poor care, is phenomenal. Their work doesn’t end with Hector. Too many other shells out there need their help. Please take a moment to visit the Little RES q website, make a donation, check out the online store, and read more about their incredible work.

Spread the word! 

Follow Audrey R. Slider on Twitter

Follow Little RES Q on Facebook

 

Hector Update Via @LittleRESq

Marc: I’m sorry to say that little Hector died of complications during surgery. Our vet tried for 14 hours, even hooking him up to a breathing tube at one point to try to save him. We decided to go ahead and post this picture to show that he’s at peace now. He’s in a place where he’s free and not in pain anymore. (On Facebook)

I want to thank everyone for the huge support that we had over him. His vet bills are covered. I just wish he would have pulled through to thank you all himself.

A Rescue’s work is never done. Lets help @LittleRESQ continue their awesome work.

Hector is now among our many shelled angels and thanks to Little RES Q  his last moments were in caring hands. The work Little RES Q does to rescue and rehabilitate turtles, as well as educate the public about the impact of poor care, is phenomenal. Their work doesn’t end with Hector. Too many other shells out there need their help. Please take a moment to visit the Little RES q website, make a donation, check out the online store, and read more about their incredible work.

Spread the word! 

Follow Audrey R. Slider on Twitter

Follow Little RES Q on Facebook

 

Hector Update Via @LittleRESq

Marc: I’m sorry to say that little Hector died of complications during surgery. Our vet tried for 14 hours, even hooking him up to a breathing tube at one point to try to save him. We decided to go ahead and post this picture to show that he’s at peace now. He’s in a place where he’s free and not in pain anymore. (On Facebook)

I want to thank everyone for the huge support that we had over him. His vet bills are covered. I just wish he would have pulled through to thank you all himself.

Thanks for celebrating #WorldTurtleDay with us!

We hope that, through this post-a-thon, we’ve helped raise awareness of the need for action is huge and grows every day! The posts we’ve shared today highlight just a few of the critical issues facing turtles and tortoises today. We all love their cute little faces, their amazing side eyes, and their need to nom everything in sight, but we can’t forget that they also face dire straights in every region of the world. Loving them just isn’t enough! Actions speak louder than words! 

Before we go, a few last thoughts:

HOW TO HELP TURTLES AND TORTOISES EVERY DAY!

The number one thing you can do for turtles and tortoises is to be a responsible / respectful turtle and tortoise lover,  as well as an educated turtle or tortoise owner

That right there is the end all be all. Beyond that, here are some tips. I was going to write my own tips list here but I’m (as you are all very aware heh) very wordy. The American Tortoise Rescue (http://www.tortoise.com/) compiled a much more succinct list so here it is (with a few of my own add ons): 

  • Never buy a turtle from a pet shop, as it increases demand from the wild.
  • Never remove turtles from the wild unless they are sick or injured. 
  • If a turtle is crossing a busy street, pick it up and send it in the same direction it was going — if you try to make it go back, it will turn right around again. 
  • Report cruelty or illegal sales of turtles to your local animal control shelter. 
  • Report the sale of any turtle of any kind less than four inches. This is illegal everywhere in the U.S.

A few added points of my own:

  • Do your research before adopting a turtle or tortoise. Make sure you can provide the appropriate housing and care for your shell friend THROUGHOUT its lifetime!
  • Spread the love AND the knowledge!
  • If you can, help your local rescue and rehab facility by donating or volunteering!

A Very SMALL INCOMPLETE AND RANDOM List of Rescues and Conservation organiztions out there!  Later this week I thought I’d start a post we can all add to so a larger list can eb created.. till then here are just a few places that work to help turtles and tortoises.

Thanks for celebrating #WorldTurtleDay with us!

We hope that, through this post-a-thon, we’ve helped raise awareness of the need for action is huge and grows every day! The posts we’ve shared today highlight just a few of the critical issues facing turtles and tortoises today. We all love their cute little faces, their amazing side eyes, and their need to nom everything in sight, but we can’t forget that they also face dire straights in every region of the world. Loving them just isn’t enough! Actions speak louder than words! 

Before we go, a few last thoughts:

HOW TO HELP TURTLES AND TORTOISES EVERY DAY!

The number one thing you can do for turtles and tortoises is to be a responsible / respectful turtle and tortoise lover,  as well as an educated turtle or tortoise owner

That right there is the end all be all. Beyond that, here are some tips. I was going to write my own tips list here but I’m (as you are all very aware heh) very wordy. The American Tortoise Rescue (http://www.tortoise.com/) compiled a much more succinct list so here it is (with a few of my own add ons): 

  • Never buy a turtle from a pet shop, as it increases demand from the wild.
  • Never remove turtles from the wild unless they are sick or injured. 
  • If a turtle is crossing a busy street, pick it up and send it in the same direction it was going — if you try to make it go back, it will turn right around again. 
  • Report cruelty or illegal sales of turtles to your local animal control shelter. 
  • Report the sale of any turtle of any kind less than four inches. This is illegal everywhere in the U.S.

A few added points of my own:

  • Do your research before adopting a turtle or tortoise. Make sure you can provide the appropriate housing and care for your shell friend THROUGHOUT its lifetime!
  • Spread the love AND the knowledge!
  • If you can, help your local rescue and rehab facility by donating or volunteering!

A Very SMALL INCOMPLETE AND RANDOM List of Rescues and Conservation organiztions out there!  Later this week I thought I’d start a post we can all add to so a larger list can eb created.. till then here are just a few places that work to help turtles and tortoises.

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/

Meet Audrey R Slider! ( @audreyres ) She’s a beautiful Red Eared Slider that survived incredibly cruel treatment for years. After being rescued by the fantastic @LittleRESQ, she is now a Spokes Turtle helping prevent cruelty against reptiles! 

Here’s Audrey in her ‘own’ words:

My name is Audrey. I survived over 20 years living in a bucket and I’m now a spokes-turtle for animal cruelty against reptiles. Visit my rescuers’ page www.facebook.com/Littleresq

I was born a perfectly normal red eared slider. However, I was kept in a bucket and not cared for properly for over 20 years. As the walls of my home closed in on me I deformed in order to survive. When my original owner passed away I was brought to a shelter to be put down but the vet took pity on me and gave me a second chance at life. 

I was transferred between specialists before ending up at the Little RES Q turtle rescue in Toronto Ontario Canada. Now I’m part of their team as a spokes-turtle for animal cruelty against reptiles.

My name is Audrey, and I’m beautiful.

Learn more from Audrey @audreyres on twitter or be her friend on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audreyres

Follow LittleRESQ  (@littleRESQ ) on twitter and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Littleresq

Visit their website http://www.littleresq.net/ and make a donation if you can! Every little bit helps make a difference! 

Meet Audrey R Slider! ( @audreyres ) She’s a beautiful Red Eared Slider that survived incredibly cruel treatment for years. After being rescued by the fantastic @LittleRESQ, she is now a Spokes Turtle helping prevent cruelty against reptiles! 

Here’s Audrey in her ‘own’ words:

My name is Audrey. I survived over 20 years living in a bucket and I’m now a spokes-turtle for animal cruelty against reptiles. Visit my rescuers’ page www.facebook.com/Littleresq

I was born a perfectly normal red eared slider. However, I was kept in a bucket and not cared for properly for over 20 years. As the walls of my home closed in on me I deformed in order to survive. When my original owner passed away I was brought to a shelter to be put down but the vet took pity on me and gave me a second chance at life. 

I was transferred between specialists before ending up at the Little RES Q turtle rescue in Toronto Ontario Canada. Now I’m part of their team as a spokes-turtle for animal cruelty against reptiles.

My name is Audrey, and I’m beautiful.

Learn more from Audrey @audreyres on twitter or be her friend on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audreyres

Follow LittleRESQ  (@littleRESQ ) on twitter and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Littleresq

Visit their website http://www.littleresq.net/ and make a donation if you can! Every little bit helps make a difference! 

Meet Audrey R Slider! ( @audreyres ) She’s a beautiful Red Eared Slider that survived incredibly cruel treatment for years. After being rescued by the fantastic @LittleRESQ, she is now a Spokes Turtle helping prevent cruelty against reptiles! 

Here’s Audrey in her ‘own’ words:

My name is Audrey. I survived over 20 years living in a bucket and I’m now a spokes-turtle for animal cruelty against reptiles. Visit my rescuers’ page www.facebook.com/Littleresq

I was born a perfectly normal red eared slider. However, I was kept in a bucket and not cared for properly for over 20 years. As the walls of my home closed in on me I deformed in order to survive. When my original owner passed away I was brought to a shelter to be put down but the vet took pity on me and gave me a second chance at life. 

I was transferred between specialists before ending up at the Little RES Q turtle rescue in Toronto Ontario Canada. Now I’m part of their team as a spokes-turtle for animal cruelty against reptiles.

My name is Audrey, and I’m beautiful.

Learn more from Audrey @audreyres on twitter or be her friend on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audreyres

Follow LittleRESQ  (@littleRESQ ) on twitter and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Littleresq

Visit their website http://www.littleresq.net/ and make a donation if you can! Every little bit helps make a difference! 

Meet Audrey: A Special Turtle’s Story

Meet Audrey: A Special Turtle’s Story

Meet Audrey: A Special Turtle’s Story

Meet Audrey: A Special Turtle’s Story

If you never click another link posted here on Tort-time, click this one. @turtlefeed writes about @littleresq ’s newest spokes-turtle. Lived in a bucket for 20 years, rescued from euthanization, and now educating the world about the impact of improper care on our shelled friends and the sad reality of spur of the moment/ ill informed adoptions.

Please read this post written by @turtlefeed and spread the word. Support @littleresq with a donation and help them help Audrey spread the word, save more turtles and prevent future turtles from suffering the way audrey did. Not all are as lucky as she is.

we <3 you Audrey!  

ETA:more on audrey is coming this week..  follow her on twitter! @audreyres and follow her on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/audreyres

turtlefeed:

Did you like the post about Audrey from earlier today? You can read more about her on BuzzFeed.