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Rescues by State

ALABAMA

Auburn Herpetological Society

331 Funchess Hall

Auburn University, AL 36859-5414b

ALASKA

 

Fairbanks Herp Society

Website: https://www.akherpsociety.org

 

ARIZONA

Desert Tortoise Adoption Program

Website: https://www.azgfd.com/wildlife/nongamemanagement/tortoise/captivecare/

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

2021 N. Kinney Rd.

Tucson, AZ 85743

Website: http://www.desertmuseum.org/programs/tap.php

(520)-883-2702

(520)-883-1380

Arizona Herpetological Association

National Turtle & Tortoise Society

P.O. Box 66935

Phoenix, AR 85082-6935

Eclecteri Tortoise Rescue (non-profit 88-0748498)

Contact: Teriu Boyungs

Casa Grande, AZ 85193

(480) 234-6612

Email: eclecteri@outlook.com

Website: https://eclecteri.rescueme.org

Instagram: www.instagram.com/eclecteri

Facebook: www.facebook.com/eclecteri

Phoenix Herpetological Society

(480)-513-4377

20701 N. Scottsdale Road

Suite 107, PMB #401

Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Website:  http://www.phoenixherp.com

Southern Arizona Reptile Rescue & Education

(808) 747-6445

4515 East Grant Road

Tucson, AZ

Email: cressibrown@yahoo.com

ARKANSAS

 

Arkansas Herp Association

Website:  http://www.herpsofarkansas.com

Central Arkansas Herpetological Society

Website: http://raisingbeardeddragons.com

Reptile Rescue Center

Contact: Kim Roy

P.O. Box #4004

Little Rock, AR 72214

(501)-773-1211

Website: http://www.reptilerescuecenter.org

Email: info@reptilerescuecenter.org

 

CALIFORNIA

Vintage Tortoise Rescue & Boutique

(805) 423-6546

Email: vintagetortoisedecor@gmail.com

Email: http://www.vintagetortoise.com/

Desert Tortoise Rescue @ Joshua Tree

(760) 401-2586

P.O. Box 1099

Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Email: tortuslady@juno.com

Email: raae@deserttortoiserescue.com

(only taking desert tortoises at this time, no sulcatas)

Reptile & Amphibian Rescue Network (RARN)

PO Box 25733

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Website: https://rarn.org/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reptilerescuelosangeles/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reptilerescuela/

American Tortoise Rescue

Contact: Susan and Marshall

Malibu, CA

email: info@tortoise.com

Website: https://www.tortoise.com

Bay Area Amphibian & Reptile Society (BAARS)

Palo Alto Junior Museum

1451 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto, CA 94301

Website: http://www.baars.org

California Herp Association

Contact: Mike Vensky

(805) 358-8516

Website:  http://www.calherps.org

California Herpetological Association

6739 West Ranchitos Drive

Acton, CA 93510

California Turtle and Tortoise Club

California Turtle and Tortoise Society

They have multiple chapters and branches throughout California

Each location has their own website and contact person.

Try contacting: CTTCEBOfficers@tortoise.org

Chair/CEO John Kim

Website:  https://tortoise.org

Central Coast Herpetological Society

Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee

(951)-683-3872

Website:  http://www.tortoise-tracks.org/wptortoisetracks

North Bay Herpetological Society

President: Ryan Burkhart

Website:  http://nbherps.org

Franklin Park
2095 Franklin Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Northern California Herp Society

Website: http://www.norcalherp.com

P.O. Box 661738

Sacramento, CA 95866-1738

San Diego Herpetological Society

Website:  http://www.sdherpsociety.org

San Diego

San Diego Turtle & Tortoise Society

Website:  http://www.sdturtle.org

P.O. Box 712514

Santee, CA 92072

Southwestern Herpetologists Society

Website: https://www.swhs.org

P.O. Box 7469

Van Nuys, CA 91409

Python Ron--Reptile Kingdom

Rescue and Education

Large lizards, snakes, tortoises

(209)- 345-3744

336 Birchwood Court

Modesto, CA 95350-1345

Sloppy Seconds, Inc.

(510)-269-SLOP (7567)

P.O. Box 3554

Hayward CA 94540

Website:  http://www.sloppysecondsinc.org

Sonoma County Reptile Rescue

Contact: Al Wolf

2925 Old Gravenstein Highway

Sebastopol, CA

Website: sonomacountyreptilerescue.com

(707)-321-0504

Creepy Critters Rescue

Contact: Jennifer Ramsey

(408) 561-9561 emergency only

P.O. Box 494

Los Banos, CA 93635

Website: www.creepycrittersrescue.com  (please contact via forms found on website)

Reptile Rescue of Orange County

Contact: Sam Makki

22762 Aspan Street Ste. 208

Lake Forest, CA 92630

Website:  http://reptilerescueoc.webs.com

Serving all of Southern California

Tortoise Acres Rescue & Sanctuary

Contact: Katie (530)-941-0544 Ken (530)-941-1870

3365 East Street #A

Anderson, CA 96007

Redding – Red Bluff area

Website:  http://www.tortoiseacres.com/derson

The Turtle & Tortoise Rescue of Arroyo Grande

(805) 458-1949

313 East Ormonde Road

Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Website:  http://turtletortoiserescue.org

Email : - jeff@turtleandtortoiserescueofarroyogrande.org

Southern California Herpetology Association & Rescue (SCHAR)

(714) 869-7554

Email: socalherpassn@gmail.com

Trancas Turtle Rescue (Aquatic turtles and koi)

(310) 457-5477

571- Trancas Canyon Road

Malibu, CA 90265

Website: trancosreptilerescue.com

COLORADO

 

Colorado Herp Society

Rocky Mountain Herpetological Network

Website:  http://www.coloherps.org

c/o Steve Cook

Email: herpdaddychs@gmail.com

Colorado Reptile Humane Society

Ann-Elizabeth Nash, director

(303)-776-2070

Website: http://www.corhs.org

Longmont

 

CONNECTICUT

 

Southern New England Herp Association

C/O C. Baird

16 Roaring Brook Rd.

Chappaqua, NY 10514

Email: adoption@neherp.com

New England Herpetological Society

Contact: Aaron Movsessian, adoption coordinator

(617)-789-5800

500 Columbian Street

Weymouth, MA 02190

Website: www.neherp.com

Alternate Website: massreptileexpo.com

 

DELAWARE

 

Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary

info@forgottenfriend.org

Website: https://forgottenfriend.org/

FLORIDA

 

Divine Tortoise Rescue

LeHigh Heights, FL

(239) 770-8610

Email: divineanimalservices@gmail.com

Save A Turtle

(888)-404-FWCC (3922)

P.O. Box 361

Islanorada, FL 33036

To report a stranded or injured sea turtle

Website: https://www.save-a-turtle.org/

Snake Tales

C/O Chris

(954)-802-7019

CapnLoogie@gmail.com

South Florida Herpetological Society

(561)-627-5813

Wesbite: http://www.southflherp.org

Palm Beach

They will not take yellow bellied sliders or red-eared sliders.

They are not rescuing injured or sick reptiles.

Suncoast Herp Society

C/O Moccasin Lake Nature Park

(727)-942-6700

2750 Park Trail Lane

Clearwater, FL 33759

Email: suncoastherpsociety@gmail.com

Website: https://www.suncoastherp.com/

Turtle Rescue USA (Central Florida Wildlife Center Inc.)

(863) 697-2082 (emergency only)

Email: sassi49575@aol.com (for all other inquiries)

It's a Shell Thing Inc. (Turtle and Tortoise Rescue)

Otter Creek, FL

(941) 249-2195

Email: itsashellthinginc@gmail.com

Citrus Reptile Rescue

(352) 400-5646

(352) 266-4009

Inverness, FL 34453

Email: citrusreptilerescue@tampabay.rr.com

Website: citrusreptilerescue.tripod.com

GEORGIA

Atlanta Herpetology Club

Georgia State University

Michael Black/Dept. of Biology

24 Peachtree Center Ave.

Atlanta, GA 30303

Website: http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwahc/

Georgia Herpetological Association & Rescue

Kathy Smith

1860 Braswell Road

Rockmart, GA 30153

(706)-676-4562

Email: gharescue@gmail.com

Website: www.gaherp.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gharescue

Georgia Reptile Society and Rescue

Email: president@gareptilesociety.org

Website: http://www.gareptilesociety.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaReptileSociety/?ref=page_internal

Tortoise Defenders

(912)-515-9848

Guyton, GA 31312

Email: dubostiffany@gmail.com

Scaley Addictions Rescue

Contact: Theresa

(678) 787-5194

Atlanta, GA

Email: scaleyaddictions@gmail.com

Website: https://scaleyaddictions.com

HAWAII

Hawaii Herpetocultural Society, Inc.

C/o Patrick Mau Jr.

3726 Crater Road

Honolulu, HI 96816

Three Ring Ranch Exotic Animal Rescue

75-809 Keolani Sbd,

Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

(808)-331-8778

 

IDAHO

Caged Critter Coalition Inc.

Website: http://shannonhavins.wixsite.com/cagedcritters

(208)-258-0654

Land Turtle & Tortoise Rescue

Kacy

(208) 353-0169

Nampa, ID 83651

Email: klcolehotmail.com

Southern Idaho Reptile Rescue (SIRR)

(208) 432-2339

Buhl, ID 83316

Email: southernreptilerescue@gmail.com

Website: www.southernidahoreptilerescue.com

Idaho Reptile Zoo

10531 W Overland Rd

Boise, ID 83709

(208) 376-3207

Website: https://www.idahoreptilezoo.org/

 

ILLINOIS

Chicago Herpetological Society

Website:  http://www.chicagoherp.org/

2060 N. Clark St

Chicago, IL 60614

(773)-281-1800

INDIANA

 

Chelonian Ranch

Christopher Hunt

Email: Christopher@ChelonianRanch.com

(765) 343-6490

Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/chelonianranch/

Facebook: https://www.Facebook.com/ChelonianRanch/

Hoosier Turtle & Tortoise Rescue

Matthew Hills

(317) 625-8159

Email: Matthewhillsff@gmail.com

Indiana Turtle Care

Website: - http://www.indianaturtlecare.com/

Scaly Tailz

Website: - http://scalytailz.webs.com

Bloomington, IN

(812)-331-9131

Website: https://scalytailz.webs.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scaly-Tailz-250318105034330/?paipv=0&eav=AfaWLepA82GgN55j4VXk2ezpYcEO9gHT31bjaKNcUlsJK33MSGTqswATiP_SMjeoVjQ&_rdr

 

 

IOWA

 

Iowa Big & Small Tortoise Rescue

Website: https://bigandsmalltortoise.org

Email: bigandsmalltortoise@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bigandsmalltortoise

(815) 985-9327

KANSAS

 

Kansas Herpetological Society

303 West 39th Street

Hays, KS 67601

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR)
Karen Toepfer
POB 626
Hays 67601-0626
(913)-628-1437

KENTUCKY

 

Kentucky Herpetological Society

Website: http://www.kyherpsoc.org

 

LOUSIANA

Louisiana Exotic Animal Resource Network (L.E.A.R.N.)

Micha Petty

Website: https://www.learnaboutcritters.org/

4274 Hwy 154

Elm Grove, LA 71051

(318) 773-9393

MAINE

 

New England Herpetological Society

Contact: Aaron Movsessian (Adoption Coordinator)

500 Columbian Street

Weymouth, MA 02190

(617) 789-5800

Website: www.neherp.com

Alternate Website: massreptileexpo.com

Mr Drew & His Animals Too

Drew & Susan Desjardins

550 Lisbon St. Suite 17

Lewiston, ME 04240

Drew: (207) 576-1034

Susan: (207) 576-1690

Educational Facility: (207) 713-0165

Herp Haven

41 Hennessey AVenue

Brunswick, ME 04011

(207) 385-7467

Email: herphaven@yahoo.com

 

MARYLAND

Mid-Atlantic Turtle and Tortoise Society

Katrina Smith

P.O. Box 341

Highland, MD,20777

301-785-3390

Email: Adoptions/Surrenders: matts_adoptions@hotmail.com

General Information:  matts.inquiries@gmail.com

Adoptions:  Katrina 301-785-3390 (cell)

Website: www.matts-turtles.org

Alternate Website: www.matts.petfinder.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MATTSTurtles/  (public page)

Alternate Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/482605595440  (private group)

Medusa's Misfits Reptile Rescue

Frederick, MD

Email: cdautermann@medusasmisfitrescue.com

Website: https://medusasmisfitrescue.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MedusasMisfitRescue

MASSACHUSETTS

 

The Spotted Turtle Herpetological Institute

Leo Spinner

Cape Cod, MA

484-636-9671

Email: skinscales@yahoo.com

Website: https://www.thespottedturtle.net/

New England Herp Society

Aaron Movsessian
Adoption Coordinator

500 Columbian Street

Weymouth, MA 02190

Herp Line: (617) 789-5800

Cell Phone: (617) 827-6702

Website: www.neherp.com

Alternate Website: www.massreptilesexpo.com

 

MICHIGAN

Saving Scales Reptile Rescue

(517) 798-4075

Dansville, MI 48819

Email: info@savingscalesmi.org

Website: https://www.savingscalesmi.org/

MINNESOTA

 

Minnesota Herp Society

c/o Bell Museum of Natural History

10 Church St SE,

Minneapolis, MN 55455-0104

612-624-7065

Website: https://mnherpsoc.org/

MISSISSIPPI

 

Central MS Turtle Rescue

Christy & Luke Milbourne

P.O. Box 1374

Florence, MS 39073

601-845-1932

601-672-1418 (emergency only)

Email: turtlerescuems@gmail.com

MISSOURI

 

TORTOISE RUN FARM

17247 State Route E

Savannah, MO 64485

816-261-8655

Email: tortoiserunfarm@zohomail.com

Website: www.tortoiserunfarm.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TortoiseRunFarm

 

Kansas City Herpetological Society

Website: http://www.kcherp.com/

9510 NW Baker Rd

Kansas City, MO 64153

 

Cramers Critters (Reptile Rescue)

Sedalia, MO 65301

(660)-596-1658

Email: cramers.critters@gmail.com

Exotic A.R.C (Amphibian Reptile Center)

343 Lemay Ferry Rd

St. Louis, MO 63125

(314) 631-7272

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AMPHIBIANREPTILECENTER/

RMC Reptile Rescue

1227 Spring Street

Sedalia, MO 65301

(660)-620-0229

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReptileManChan/

 

Southwest Missouri Herpetological Society

P O Box 14436

Springfield, Missouri 65814-0436

 

MONTANA

NEBRASKA

 

 

NEVADA

 

Nevada Reptile and Wildlife Rescue/Shelter

Tom Weist

nevreptile@yahoo.com

 (775)-200-3027

Reptile Rescue Las Vegas

Email: info@reptilerescue.com

Website: http://www.reptilerescue.com/

NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

New England Herpetological Society

Contact: Aaron Movsessian

Adoption Cordinator

500 Columbian Street

Weymouth, MA 02190

(617)-789-5800

Website: www.neherp.com

Alternate Website: massreptileexpo.com

Fresh Start Rescue

Angelique Seitz

Gabriel Smith

​Nicole: (910)-470-6299

Mike: (910)-620-5274

Email: Freshstartreptilenh@gmail.com

Website: https://www.freshstartrescueinc.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FreshStartRescueInc/

NEW JERSEY

 

New England Herpetological Society

Contact: Aaron Movsessian

Adoption Cordinator

500 Columbian Street

Weymouth, MA 02190

617-789-5800

Website: www.neherp.com

Alternate Website: massreptileexpo.com

NEW MEXICO

 

Rio Grande Turtle & Tortoise Club

P.O. Box 20836

Albuquerque, NM 87154-0836

Website: https://www.rgttc.info/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/702414113301825/about/

Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department

8920 Lomas BLVD.

Albuquerque, NM 87112

(505) 768-2000

 

NEW YORK

 

New England Herpetological Society

Contact: Aaron Movsessian

Adoption Cordinator

500 Columbian Street

Weymouth, MA 02190

(617)-789-5800

Website: www.neherp.com

Alternate Website: massreptileexpo.com

New York Turtle & Tortoise Society

Website:  http://www.nytts.org/

Orange 07051-0878

Help Line: (212)-459-4803

R.A.R.E. Inc. (as of 2022 they are not taking in any rescue animals unless it is an emergency)

Contact: Jordan

315-558-1261

716-656-7273

Reptile Adoption, Rehabilitation and Education, Inc.

739 Borden Rd.

Cheektowaga, NY 14227

Turtle Rescue of Long Island (currently only rehabilitating and rescuing native species)

Contact: Julie Maguire

Website:  http://www.turtlerescues.org/

PO Box 359

Centereach, NY 11720

 

NORTH CAROLINA

 

CCSB Reptile Rescue & Relocation

Contact: Chad Griffin

(336)-749-3250

Website: http://ccsbreptilerescue.webs.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ccsbreptilerescue/

Piedmont Triad

Be Wild Reptile Rescue

Durham, NC

(919) 442-8238

Email: info@bewildnc.org

Happy Tales Animal Sanctuary

P.O. Box 51

Union Mills, NC

(828) 348-8770

Website: www.happytalesanimalsanctuary.com

NORTH DAKOTA

 

Snabbit

Will take box turtles and tortoises

Contact: Cole Stene (619)3724744

Emerald Stene (619)5521552

Bismarck, NO

 

OHIO

 

Arrowhead Reptile Rescue

Website: http://www.arrowheadreptilerescue.org/

(513)-442-HERP (4377)

OKLAHOMA

Snakes Alive Exotics Rescue & Sanctuary

Oklahoma

(405) 964-HISS (4477)

(405) 915-5356

(405) 432-8580

Email: snakesaliveokc@gmail.com

Website: https://snakesaliverescue.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/snakesaliveokc

OREGON

 

Oregon Herp Society

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/oregonherpetologicalsociety

Eugene

 

International Reptile Rescue/ Formerly Hart's Reptile World

Contact: Mary Hart

(Due to the Covid pandemic they are limited on the number of animals they can take, but will

work with you to find a solution)

11264 South Macksburg Road

Canby, OR 97013

(503) 266-7236

The Reptile Man

PO Box 195

Colton, OR 97017

(503) 824-6423

Website: http://www.oregonreptileman.com/index.html

South West Oregon Herp Society

Website: - https://www.facebook.com/SouthWestOregonHerpetologicalSociety

 

PENNSYLVANIA

 

New England Herpetological Society

Contact: Aaron Movsessian

Adoption Cordinator

500 Columbian Street

Weymouth, MA 02190

(617)-789-5800

Website: www.neherp.com

Alternate Website: massreptileexpo.com

Philadelphia Herpetological Society

9573 Walley Avenue (by appointment only)

Philadelphia, PA, 19115-3009

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Phillyherpsoc

Heart Reptile Rescue & Sanctuary

531 Alison Dr. Apt. 20

Hummelstown, PA 17036

(667) 216-3334

Email: heartreptile@gmail.com

Website: https://heart-reptile-rescue-and-sanctuary.business.site/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heartreptile/?ref=page_internal

RHODE ISLAND

 

New England Herpetological Society

Contact: Aaron Movsessian

Adoption Cordinator

500 Columbian Street

Weymouth, MA 02190

(617)-789-5800

Website: www.neherp.com

Alternate Website: massreptileexpo.com

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

SOUTH DAKOTA

 

 

TENNESSEE

 

The Ark R.A.I.N. Foundation

Website:  http://www.arkrain.org/

Po Box 721

Brownsville, TN 38012

1-(888)-Ark-RAIN (1-888-275-7246)

 

TEXAS

 

VUN-VEQ Rescue

Juan Vasquez

13109 Stuart Road

San Antonis, TX 78263

(210) 863-1858

Eden Animal Sanctuary

Rachel Street

P.O. Box 475

Spring Branch, TX 78070

(210) 488-5119

Email: EASanct@protonmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edenanimalsanctuary

Website: https://www.edenanimalsanctuary.com

Al Gods Creatures Reptile Rescue

Pauline Downing

1110 Arlington Ave

Tyler, TX 75701

(281) 382-0472

(903) 263-3689

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reptilerescuetexas

Website: https://reptilerescuetx.com

Anderson Reptile Rescue

Kenna Anderson

Center, TX

kennaanderson@yahoo.com

(712)-389-4235

Nature's Edge Wildlife & Reptile Rescue

Brandi or Mario Nickerson

P.O. Box 136012

Fort Worth, TX

(682) 463-9453

natureswildliferescue@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Naturesedgewildliferescue

 

UTAH

Utah Division of Wildlife

Desert Tortoise Adoption

Detailed information about ownership https://wildlife.utah.gov/pdf/desert-tortoise-adoption.pdf

Apply at: tortoise @Utah.gov

Reptile Rescue Services

James Dix

P.O. Box 186

Moab, UT 84532

(801)-860-2497

Website: http://www.utahsreptilerescueservice.org/rescue.html

Austins Reptile Rescue

Magna, UT

(801) 386-2297

Website: https://austin-s-reptile-rescue-and-rehabilitation.ueniweb.com

 

VERMONT

New England Herpetological Society

Contact: Aaron Movsessian, adoption coordinator

500 Columbian Street

Weymouth, MA 02190

(617)-789-5800

Website: www.neherp.com

Alternate Website: massreptileexpo.com

VIRGINIA

Blue Ridge Reptile Rescue

Fairfield, VA

(540) 748-8997 (Text only)

Email: blueridgereptilerescue@gmail.com

Website: blueridgereptilerescue.org

 

WASHINGTON DC

Mid-Atlantic Turtle and Tortoise Society (MATTS)

Website: http://www.matts-turtles.org/

P.O. Box 22321

Baltimore, MD 21203

 

WASHINGTON

Northwest Tortoise Rescue

Website: https://northwesttortoise.org/

Email: terese@northwesttortoise.org

Kennewick, Washington

WEST VIRGINIA

 

Mountain State Reptile Rescue

Email: andy@mountainstaterescue.org

(304)-316-2500

 

WISCONSIN

Small Scale Reptile Rescue

Cindy Steinle

Milwaukee, WI

(414)-708-8698

R&J Exotics Reptile Rescue (cannot take aquatic turtles)

Roger Jazdzewski

(920) 851-3101

KauKauna, WI

Email: rjazdzewski1989@gmail.com

Badgerland Reptile Rescue

(262) 455-3168

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis Metropolitan Area and nearby areas

email: info@badgerlandrescue.org

https://badgerlandrescue.com

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