We run on donations!
We do not breed, sell, trade or use turtles in our care for commerce or profit.
We promote responsible guardianship of all captive turtles.
We promote education on all issues of chelonian welfare.
We oppose the sale of turtles and tortoises and production breeding methods.
We oppose the mass-marketing and selling of chelonians through pet store chains and internet venues.
We do not condone, endorse or promote the breeding of turtles and tortoises for life in captivity.
We support and encourage legislation, protecting the rights, health, and safety of turtles living in captivity, as long as there are captive turtles and tortoises.
”Great work! It's not just dogs and cats that need help.”
- Rob H. (via Facebook)
Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable corporation located on the North Fork of Long Island. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release wild chelonian species native to Long Island, to provide sanctuary with a high quality of life for those who have sustained permanent disability, and to allow injured animals to live out their lives with dignity and respect. We work to promote a safe and healthy natural environment by providing public education services regarding the threats and challenges facing our native populations.
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Our state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility, “Turtle Manor,” is a charming c. 1920 farmhouse,which is fully converted and equipped to rehabilitate over 150 turtles annually. The sanctuary is located on one acre of natural woodlands and manmade ponds which is home to our permanently disabled residents. We are also a proud member and supporter of 22 national charities.
Karen Testa, our Executive Director, is a New York State licensed rehabilitator, volunteer, and proud supporter of animal welfare. In 2011 she was honored by the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center for her outstanding support toward the rehabilitation of native reptiles. Karen, along with Dr. Robert Pisciotta of the North Fork Animal Hospital and a small staff of caring volunteers, work tirelessly to fulfill the organization’s mission.
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