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December 2012

Feature Volunteer: JB Jaboor

By |2012-12-24T17:58:42-05:00December 24th, 2012|Uncategorized, Volunteers|

JB is a retired corporate executive from Toronto who recently relocated to the area to be closer to his family. JB has a long history of volunteering, including as a team leader with Habitat for Humanity, and is now pursuing his interest in wildlife by joining the Peterborough Field Naturalists and donating his time to [...]

Your donations support turtle conservation innovation

By |2012-12-09T19:51:57-05:00December 9th, 2012|Turtle Hospital, Uncategorized|

Northern Map Turtle recovering at KTTC. For the second year in a row Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre (KTTC) has admitted well over 600 turtles from across Ontario! With seven of the eight species now listed as Species at Risk, it is encouraging how quickly word is spreading about our hospital. More and more [...]

New Field Study: Tracking Released Babies

By |2018-07-26T11:14:35-05:00December 9th, 2012|Research, Turtle Hospital, Uncategorized|

New this year, we have started a field study to track and monitor the movement, growth, and survival of a group of young Blanding’s turtles (a Threatened species) that were successfully hatched at KTTC. This headstart program involves keeping newly hatched Blanding’s turtles for close to two years until they reach a size where they [...]

November 2012

St. Teresa’s Twoonies for Turtles

By |2012-11-20T13:55:34-05:00November 20th, 2012|Kids, Uncategorized|

Staff and volunteers at KTTC want to thank the students at St. Teresa's school in Peterborough. The students held a week-long "Toonies for Turtles" fundraising campaign and raised $117 to go towards the care of the 180+ turtles that will remain at the hospital through the winter months! KTTC went to the school and presented [...]

Wildlife rehabbers trained in turtle trauma

By |2012-11-15T18:36:11-05:00November 15th, 2012|Past Events, Uncategorized|

The Turtle Workshop at Ontario Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Network Conference in Niagara Falls went really well, raising over $2,500 for KTTC. Here is a photo of one of the attendees attempting to get blood from a deceased snapping turtle. Many more people are now trained to help with turtle triage come spring! Thank you [...]

17,000 batteries collected to raise $$$ for KTTC

By |2021-05-06T21:36:26-05:00November 15th, 2012|News & Updates|

Counted the final pile of batteries to be registered total to be submitted today:17,307!! We hit the max 50,000 total and are now waiting to hear how much of the $15,000 will be awarded to KTTC! Thank you to those of you who dug out your dead batteries to help turtles! And another hat tip [...]

In memory of Joanne Nicholls

By |2012-11-15T16:58:49-05:00November 15th, 2012|Uncategorized, Volunteers|

In memory of Joanne Nicholls (1934-2009), who spent many years saving every dime she could to donate to Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre. Joanne had a special place in her heart for turtles and wanted to do what she could to help them survive. She is warmly remembered as the "Dime Lady" and has raised hundreds [...]

Nov 3 Auction raises $3,800!

By |2012-11-14T15:35:35-05:00November 14th, 2012|Past Events, Uncategorized|

Our November 3rd auction raised just over $3,800 for KTTC! Thank you to all who helped organize and run the event, including Keith Monk, Ste. Anne's Spa, The Chocolate Rabbit, Cat Sass in Norwood, Janet Knight and the Hastings Craft Group, Kawartha Wine, Sharon and Allan Hill, Eureka camping supplies, and many more. Local artists Jody [...]

Nash raised $50.27 swapping stickers

By |2012-11-14T12:55:59-05:00November 14th, 2012|Kids, Uncategorized|

With a little help from Mom Beverly 17 month old Nash,  raised $50.27 for turtles this Halloween. In lieu of trick-or-treating Nash visited family and friends in his turtle costume, exchanging KTTC stickers for donations.  

October 2012

Unique turtle mosaics donated to raise funds

By |2021-05-06T21:36:39-05:00October 2nd, 2012|News & Updates|

Janet Knight is a wonderful artist in the Hastings area who has started a craft group with four other women to create beautiful mosaic tile turtles. Janet was first inspired to create these incredible turtles when she learned about the "Loggerhead Marinelife Centre" near her winter home in Juno Beach, Florida. Janet and her team [...]

Oct 29: KTTC on Under the Sea Radio Show

By |2021-05-06T21:37:01-05:00October 1st, 2012|Media, News & Updates|

KTTC's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sue Carstairs will appear on Under the Sea Radio Show on Monday,Oct 29, 10PM EST. For More information on this episode, visit: http://underthesearadioprogram.yolasite.com/critter-care-kawartha-turtle-trauma-centre.php You can listen live as its recorded on the 29th, or listen to the recorded version after that date. You can also hear other episodes on the [...]

September 2012

Rose gives KTTC gifts on her birthday

By |2012-09-27T08:51:35-05:00September 27th, 2012|Kids, Uncategorized|

Rose and brother, Conor, next to table covered supplies that she collected in lieu of birthday gifts! Rose decided to do something different for her birthday this year, something special for turtles! So her mother, Lisa, contacted the staff at Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre to get an idea of what items we needed [...]