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Dear Tortoise Lovers,

Another ill-prepared tortoise owner realized they were in over their head, and instead of learning to properly care for their shelled-baby, they secretly abandoned it over the fence of a rescue. No name, no information, no request for help, not even a proper goodbye.

 

Unfortunately, we can't save them all, and it hurts my heart.  

If you've ever experienced the loss of a tort-baby I like I have, you know it can be devastating. If you've ever seen a sick and suffering tortoise, that has little to no chance of survival, you know how heartbreaking that can be. I deal with this more times than I'd like to, but I can't do it all by myself. I need your help!

I have decided to give abandoned tortoises a fighting chance by rehabilitating them and then placing them in their forever home with a family who will properly love and care for them. TortLife Ranch has partnered with The Treasure Coast Tortoise King, Busch Wildlife Center, Harmony Animal Hospital, and Treasure Coast Wildlife Hospital to ensure they get the best care, and are nursed back to full health before being adopted out. We need people like you to step up and love them so that we can continue to rescue and rehabilitate others that find themselves over the fence of our rescue. 

By adopting, you:

- Help other abandoned tortoises get the help, care, and love they need because all proceeds go right back towards feeding, caring, and ensuring proper habitat is maintained for all TortLife and rescued Tortoises.

- Reduce the supply and demand of unethical tortoise mills and breeders.

- Add a loving tort-baby to your family. 

At TortLife, we have dedicated our lives to caring or and rehabilitating tortoises. We have over 30 years experience caring for shelled-babies, and we promise to continue ensuring all of our tortoises have a second chance at life and an opportunity to find a happy home with a loving family like you. 

Sincerely, 

Rick Ruperto - PhD

Owner of TortLife Ranch

Palm City, FL.

If you'd like to support the TortLife Ranch Rescue efforts, please donate here: 

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100% of donations go to hospital visits, feeding, and habitat maintenance of our TortLife Ranch Tort-babies. 

Attention Prospective Tortoise Owners!

- Tortoises aren't "Set it and forget it" pets. They require a balanced diet, plenty of room to roam, the right environment and humidity, regular veterinarian check-ups, and lots of love. 

 

- They don't stay small forever. It's true. Just like our human babies, they grow up, and sometimes they get very big! Most tortoise owners are not equipped to properly handle them and that's when we run into issues. 

 

- They suffer abandonment issues. Countless tortoises are dropped off daily at wildlife hospitals, rescues, or worse, released into the wild because untrained pet owners decide they are just too much of a hassle to find them a proper home. 

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IF YOU STILL WANT TO GIVE OUR TORT-BABY RESCUES A FOREVER HOME, EMAIL US TODAY!

NOT READY TO ADOPT? WE UNDERSTAND. IF YOU'D STILL LIKE TO HELP, YOU CAN DONATE HERE! 

100% of donations go to hospital visits, feeding, and habitat maintenance of our TortLife Ranch Tort-babies. 

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With Every Adoption, You'll Receive:

- Certificate of Adoption

- Veterinarian Records

- Naming Rights

- Instructions on Proper Tortoise Care

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