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 [...]

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 [...]

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 – [...]

October 2011

September 2011

July 2011

Feature Volunteer: Rebecca Withers

By |2011-07-25T09:14:06-05:00July 25th, 2011|Turtle Hospital, Uncategorized, Volunteers|

Rebecca, a recent graduate of the vet tech / wildlife rehabilitation program, was looking for a job. She stopped in at KTTC in late April to see if there were any positions available and met with Dr. Sue Carstairs. Sue explained that we are grass-roots, primarily volunteer-run charity, but that Rebecca was welcome to come [...]

Meet the Summer Staff

By |2011-07-25T09:14:06-05:00July 25th, 2011|Turtle Hospital, Uncategorized|

For the second year in a row KTTC has received funding for two students through the Canada Summer Jobs program. The program allows us to have an impact which will last long after the summer ends, as these students will take the specialized skills they've learned here and share them with others they will encounter [...]

Turtle Taxi Tripper

By |2011-07-25T09:12:19-05:00July 25th, 2011|Turtle Hospital, Uncategorized, Volunteers|

A Painted Turtle is returned home after its injuries have healed. Do you like roadtrips? How about travelling the province to help save injured turtles - or take them home once they've recovered? KTTC's turtle taxi volunteers do just that! This past season Megan travelled a total of 1400km transporting recovered turtles back [...]

June 2011

The KTTC Needs Your Help!

By |2011-06-28T12:25:02-05:00June 28th, 2011|Turtle Hospital, Uncategorized|

I am writing to you because we need your help. Despite tremendous successes, Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre (KTTC) is at the risk of closing its doors before this season is over. Turtle nesting season is upon us and female turtles all across Ontario are leaving the safety of the water to search for nesting sites. [...]

KTTC Needs Your Help to Raise $8,000

By |2011-06-28T09:14:06-05:00June 28th, 2011|Turtle Hospital, Uncategorized|

As Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre faces closure due to unprecedented numbers of injured turtles admitted, a threatened Blanding’s turtle is ready for release following one year of treatment. May 2010, a female Blanding’s turtle was seriously injured after being struck by a car while attempting to cross a road to nest. Bleeding and with her [...]

May 2011