Turtle Rescue of Long Island A 501(c)3 Organization ~ all
donations are tax deductable
The goal of Turtle Rescue of Long Island is to
provide reliable, up to date information on the care of turtles
and tortoises as well as provide a haven for those in need. On
the pages of this website we hope you will find the information
you are looking for. We strive to provide the best possible
information on all aspects of care of chelonians. You will find
links to some of the best sites on the web for species specific
care. If you can’t find something just send us an e-mail and
we’ll try to find the info for you.
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
DUE TO THE
OVERWHELMING REQUESTS FOR RED EAR SLIDER TURTLE PLACEMENTS WE ARE
SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THAT AT THIS TIME WE CANNOT TAKE
ANYMORE INTO THE RESCUE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. SORRY WE CANNOT HELP
THEM ALL. :-((
Here in this yard... I will never
know the barriers of living in a glass tank.
I can sleep soundly, assured that when I wake my world
will not have changed.
I will never know hunger, or the fear of not knowing if
I will not shiver in the cold, or grow weary from the
I will feel the sun's heat, and the rain's coolness, and
be allowed to smell all that can reach my nose.
My shell will be dirty because that's how a tortoise
should be, not shiny from being waxed.
Here in this yard... There will be an effort to
communicate with me on my level.
I will be talked to and, even if I don't understand, I
can enjoy the warmth of the words.
I will be given a name so that I may know who I am among
My name will be used in joy, and I will love the sound
Here in this yard... I will never be a substitute for
anything I am not.
I will never be used to improve peoples' images of
I will be loved because I am who I am, not someone's
idea of who I should be.
I will never suffer for someone's anger, impatience, or
Here in this yard... I can trust arms that hold, hands
knowing that, no matter what they do, they do it for the
good of me.
If I am ill, I will be doctored. If scared, I will be
No matter what I look like, I will be considered
beautiful and known to be of value.
I will never be cast out because I am too old, too ill,
too unruly, or not cute enough.
My life is a responsibility, and not an afterthought.
I will learn that humans can, sometimes, be kind.
Here in this yard... I will belong. I will be home.
Mail donations to: Turtle Rescue of Long Island
PO Box 359
Centereach, NY 11720.