The goal 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 native turtles until they can be released back to the wild. We take in many native turtles 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, and in the case of not being able to be released are adopted to permanent homes. A few have even become permanent residents.