The release of pet red-eared slider turtles into Ontario waters has introduced this species into Ontario wetlands. These pets-gone-wild are displacing already stressed populations of Ontario turtles. If you can no longer care for your pet turtle don’t release it into the wild. If you cannot find someone else to adopt it, contact your local Humane Society or a group such as Little RESQ to help you find a new home for your pet.
The OTCC cannot take in unwanted pets, we are only licensed to care for native Ontario species.