The 'Shellter for all Seasons' is finished.
We are now working hard to get the inside finished and everything ready
for the indoor turtles and tortoises, treatment area and office space.
Additional pictures will be posted soon.
Thank you to all those who helped with the cost by making much-appreciated donations. I am anxious to display a special 'thank you' area just for the contributors who helped with the project.
The fund-raising is still going, so if you'd like to help, please scroll below
or your donation can be sent to:
Indiana Turtle Care
P.O. Box 732
New Palestine, IN 46163
or on line at:
SHELLTER FOR ALL SEASONS PROJECT
No, the title is not misspelled.
Indiana Turtle Care is finally going to achieve one of its main goals, and that is to have a separate building for the turtles and tortoises. We will have areas for medical treatment, hospitalization for patients who are needing long term rehabilitation, and winter habitats for those that cannot stay outside in Indiana's colder months. We are in need of funding and are asking for your support to help us continue caring for these wonderful animals. Any donation you give is tax deductible since we are a non-profit organization. Being a licensed wildlife rehabilitation center allows supporters to be part of our team.
Won't you join us? Just click on the link below:
Indiana Turtle Care, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to the conservation, rehabilitation, education and rescue of turtles and tortoises. We do not concentrate strictly on native turtles, but species from
all over the world. Turtles are losing their homes and lives due to environmental changes such as construction,
and road traffic, and also because of wild capturing and importation for retailers. Many turtles become a family
pet, either through a purchase at a pet store or because they were found in the wild and brought home, only
for the owner to find out that it is not the 'easy care' pet that they thought. After years of keeping turtles,
it was soon obvious to me that I needed to do more for the benefit for our shelled friends here in
the Hoosier State. I am licensed by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources as a wildlife rehabilitator, specializing in turtles and tortoises.
Indiana Turtle Care, as an organization, works with many organizations nationwide to help with rescues,
adoptions, and transportation.
Educational programs are provided, as our schedule allows, for many different events and organizations such
as schools, scout troops, animal welfare groups and herpetological clubs. Being able to provide these programs enables adults and children to learn about these wonderful creatures. They soon realize that there are many interesting things to know about turtles and tortoises from all over the world. Care sheets and personal mentoring are available for prospective and present turtle owners.
Turtle conservation is an important focus for Indiana Turtle Care. We are in frequent communication with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, various rescues and sanctuaries and other rehabilitators. We feel it is
important to share ideas and issues with each other in order to best conserve turtles and their natural environments. This is also where the educational programs play a big part in keeping turtles in the wild. Rehabilitation is, unfortunately, a necessity for turtles and tortoises. An injured turtle does not
necessarily mean that its life is over. Shells can be repaired and illnesses can be cured. Working with a knowledgeable and caring vet is a very important part of rehabilitation, not only for the turtle but also for the
As our new web site is being built, please visit often. Comments are welcome. Photographs are property of Indiana Turtle Care and may not be used without consent and credit given to our organization's web site.
Marty La Prees