December 2011

2011 at KTTC

By |2011-12-31T15:53:53-05:00December 31st, 2011|Turtle Hospital, Uncategorized|

With 655 admissions this year, including 370 hatchlings, KTTC reached capacity in numbers. Through increased collaboration and training of other rehabilitation centres, however, we were able to place many of the low-maintenance overwintering turtles with other centres, making room for the more intensive care individuals to recover at KTTC. In the coming year we expect [...]

Time to Give Turtles a Brake

By |2011-12-15T22:33:28-05:00December 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Although "turtle season" has wound down and Canadian turtles have gone into hibernation, work for Kate Siena and Dr. Sue Carstairs continues. This winter there will be 191 turtles under care at the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre (KTTC). Peterborough's KTTC opened in 2002 and since then has successfully treated and released thousands of turtles back [...]

Turtles a topic of ECO’s Annual Report

By |2011-12-11T09:12:19-05:00December 11th, 2011|Uncategorized|

In this year's annual report the Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller shines a light on the government response statements issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources (on behalf of the Ontario government) under the Endangered Species Act. The statements describe the actions that the government will undertake to recover species listed under the act. In the [...]

Winter Update from the Hospital

By |2011-12-07T01:05:25-05:00December 7th, 2011|Turtle Hospital, Uncategorized|

Thanks to the Trillium Grant that we received last year, and some amazing media exposure, we have been able to spread the word across Ontario of the serious plight of our turtles. As a result, news has spread and Ontario has discovered us! While many more turtles are likely being moved safely out of harm’s [...]

New 3 year grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation!

By |2011-12-01T10:23:49-05:00December 1st, 2011|Uncategorized|

The Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre is pleased to announce that we have received an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant of $118,700 over 3 years. The funds will be used to hire a development/sustainability co-ordinator and to fund the Outreach program they will be responsible for. The coordinator will enhance our capacity for fund development, outreach and [...]

Thank You for Continuing to Help Us Help Turtles

By |2011-12-01T09:12:19-05:00December 1st, 2011|Turtle Hospital, Uncategorized|

“Turtles are disappearing faster than any other group of animals on the planet”  - Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation We made it! Thanks to your generosity, the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre made it successfully through our busiest season on record! An unprecedented 662 turtles were admitted to KTTC compared to 242 last season – [...]

November 2011

Brandon’s Halloween Fundraiser

By |2011-11-14T12:06:43-05:00November 14th, 2011|Kids, Uncategorized|

Halloween Fundraiser 4-year-old Brandon Clark collected more than candy this past Halloween. While Trick or Treating he raised $100 dollars for the turtles! He and his family (including retired marine biologist Grandpa Bill) dropped off paper towels, greens, rubber gloves and sponges in addition to the cash donation.

Dr Carstairs is Making Connections

By |2011-11-08T09:35:26-05:00November 8th, 2011|Research, Uncategorized|

KTTC Medical Director Dr Carstairs is one busy lady - not only does she run the turtle care program at KTTC, she also works at Toronto Wildlife Centre and teaches future vet techs at Seneca College. And yet she's managed to squeeze in some self-funded travel over the past  year to both learn from and [...]

Feature Volunteer: Dianne Barclay

By |2011-11-01T09:36:45-05:00November 1st, 2011|Uncategorized, Volunteers|

The KTTC is happy to welcome the latest addition to its board of directors Dianne Barclay! Dianne is a mother of six with deep roots in the Peterborough community. She enjoys volunteering with many local charities, including the YMCA, and is a proud owner of three rescue dogs. She has lived in Peterborough for 22 [...]

Holiday Gift Ideas from KTTC

By |2011-11-01T09:32:30-05:00November 1st, 2011|Uncategorized|

Have someone on your list that has everything? Need that special gift to make someone smile?  How about a donation to your favourite local charity - KTTC!  Or better yet - buy them a membership or send your holiday wishes using our blank greeting cards. These funds go directly towards helping the injured and baby [...]

October 2011

Help End Hunting of Snapping Turtles in Ontario

By |2011-10-17T18:19:36-05:00October 17th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Although listed as a species of special concern both federally and provincially, snapping turtles are still legally hunted with an allowable take of up to two snapping turtles per person, per day. Ontario Nature is deeply concerned that a species at risk is legally hunted in this province. Visit their website for more information on [...]

Lemonade with Twist – for Turtles!

By |2011-10-17T18:18:42-05:00October 17th, 2011|Kids, Uncategorized|

Scarlet, Ruby and Margaret ran a lemonade stand this past summer. But this stand wasn't your garden variety allowance supplement... The girls raised $93.60 and donated it all to the KTTC to help run the hospital for turtles! Thank you ladies, and thank you to all your customers in Sturgeon Point, City of Kawartha Lakes! [...]