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Sick & Injured Tortoise Fund

Tax deductible
The tortoise in the picture is Speed Bump.  He got that name because he was hit by a car.  The Valley Chapter of the California Turtle & Tortoise Club (CTTC) took him in, gave him veterinary care and also a special skateboard so that he could get around by himself, even without the use of his damaged hind legs.

This is just one example of a sick or injured tortoise rescued by the Valley Chapter.  They take in abandoned and unwanted tortoises, give veterinary treatment to those that are sick or injured and then adopt them out to good homes...  And they don't charge for any of it.  Not for taking in a tortoise.  And not for adoptions either.  In recent times the influx of the sick and injured has become staggering.  That was the reason I started this campaign.

Story & Photo Gallery: The Sick & the Injured - Here you can learn more about some of the recent sick & injured rescues.  There's also a link to the tortoise adoption site.

Woolsey Fire Tortoise Evacuation - Here you can see the aftermath of the evacuation that took place during the fire.  Two of the Valley Chapter's rescue facilities were in mandatory evacuation zones in Nov. of 2018.  33 tortoises had to be evacuated.

The CTTC Valley Chapter relies entirely on donations and fund raisers to do their work.  Any amount, even just a dollar, would be very much appreciated.  For donations less than five dollars please see the website  for additional options.

Many thanks!


  • Anonymous
    • $78 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • $1,500 
    • 1 yr
  • jonathan weald
    • $15 
    • 1 yr
  • Diane Brown
    • $25 
    • 1 yr
  • Rebecca Cellini
    • $10 
    • 2 yrs


Carrie Hernandez
Los Angeles, CA
CTTC SF Valley Chapter
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.

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