Aly Kat via Crowdrise
December 13, 2010
BENEFITING: American Tortoise Rescue
Located in Malibu, California, American Tortoise Rescue (ATR) was founded by Susan Tellem and Marshall Thompson, a husband and wife team, who decided to devote their free time to the rescue and care of these gentle and endangered creatures.
Many of the turtles and tortoises housed at ATR are injured or ill. Problems range from dog bites, amputations, upper respiratory infections, shell rot, starvation, stress, failure to thrive, run over by cars, parasites, worms, predator attacks and other medical problems like liver and kidney diseases.
Donations have been down 90% during the recession. Susan and Marshall could use some help at the rescue and would greatly appreciate your generosity. The community tortoise/turtle pond has to be replaced, and is a costly expense but is absolutely necessary. Please consider helping out tortoises in need.
Informative Facts Regarding American Tortoise Rescue:
American Tortoise Rescue (ATR) is certified by state and federal agencies as a nonprofit 501(c) (3) corporation founded in 1990 to provide for the protection of all species of tortoise and turtle. They offer permanent sanctuary to abandoned and lost tortoises, as well as those that are confiscated from law enforcement and require temporary housing. Foundlings that cannot be adopted because of ill health remain in the care of American Tortoise Rescue for the remainder of their lives. ATR has saved more than 3000 turtles and tortoises since its inception.
To read more about American Tortoise Rescue, please visit their website: