Turtle Rescue of Long Island A 501(c)3
Organization ~ all donations are tax
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 join us!
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
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'll eat.
I will not shiver in the cold, or grow weary
from the heat.
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
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
I will be given a name so that I may know
who I am among many.
My name will be used in joy, and I will love
the sound of it!
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 themselves.
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 stupidity.
Here in this yard... I can trust arms that
hold, hands that touch...
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 calmed.
No matter what I look like, I will be
considered beautiful and known to be of
I will never be cast out because I am too
old, too ill, too unruly, or not cute
My life is a responsibility, and not an
I will learn that humans can, sometimes, be
Here in this yard... I will belong. I will
Mail donations to: Turtle Rescue of Long Island
PO Box 359
Centereach, NY 11720.