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American Tortoise Rescue

Shellebrate World Turtle Day® Every May 23rd!

www.tortoise.com Tax ID 93-1219374


About American Tortoise Rescue

American Tortoise Rescue (ATR) is an international 501c3 nonprofit (EIN 93-1219374) founded in 1990 to provide for the protection of all species of tortoise and turtle. We offer permanent sanctuary to abandoned and lost tortoises too ill or deformed to be rehomed. ATR has saved and rehomed more than 4,000 turtles and tortoises since it was founded. Take a tour here: http://bit.ly/1buBtcD.

ATR is working to abolish “live market” slaughter of turtles and to stop the sale of illegal hatchling turtles in mercados, at swap meets and fairs, as well as in pet stores.  Our undercover video shows very dramatic footage of our work http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdkhl1TKJc4 

Because turtles are not warm and fuzzy, they are often way down on the list for donations, yet veterinary bills, food and housing are very expensive. Donations are gratefully accepted. To make a donation or for more information, https://www.tortoise.com/please-help-our-turtles.html or email us at info@tortoise.com. Follow us at www.facebook.com/americantortoiserescue and on twitter and Instagram @tortoiserescue. You can find us on YouTube at Americantortrescue.

In the year 2000, American Tortoise Rescue launched World Turtle Day®, celebrated every year on May 23rd. Its purpose is to educate the world’s peoples globally about why saving turtles and tortoises from extinction is critical. This observance is now celebrated in virtually every country around the globe and has trended at the top of both twitter and Facebook. More information is at www.worldturtleday.org.