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Our Mission: Saving Wildlife

Western Pond Turtle #16-839

This Western Pond Turtle came to us from Central Point after being run over by a car in the street. The individual who witnessed the injury was able to bring the turtle to us. The turtle, suspected female, had a major fracture in her shell.

Antibiotics were administered immediately due to the high risk of infection, and are being given daily. The fractured shell was wrapped, and is re-wrapped each day to keep the fractured area clean and covered. A turtle’s shell is made of bone, and can regenerate and even fully repair. This turtle may be left with a gap in the shell, but other tissue can grow to mend the injury. The goal is to return this turtle back to the wild!

Western Pond Turtles are a sensitive species in Oregon – they face serious threats to their populations and/or habitats. This patient is a very special one for our efforts in conservation.

 

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Our Mission: Saving Wildlife

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  • Involve people to share in our mission.
  • Educate people about the personal benefits of taking care of wildlife and the environment entrusted to our care.
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With over 115 animal ambassadors, and over 1,000 sick injured and orphaned animals brought to our center each year - every dollar counts. We rely solely on people like yourself to support the work we do.

We receive no State or Federal funding and depend entirely on private funds to carry out our Mission.