One tortoise happily and safely rehomed via the Tortoise Trust
IF YOU WISH TO APPLY TO OFFER A HOME TO TORTOISES PLEASE CLICK HERE .
Tortoises can live a very long time, and it is quite common for these incredible animals to still be going strong even as we are slowing down a bit. Other circumstances can also result in a need to find a much loved pet a new home: illness, a house move, a career change, etc. This can be a very distressing time as it is not easy pass on responsibility to someone else, especially a stranger.
If you are
in that position you will want to try to ensure that:
Many people will gladly take on a tortoise these days, or may even offer a ‘Rehoming Service’. We urge you to check their credentials carefully:
The Tortoise Trust has been rehoming tortoises and turtles since 1980. We have successfully rehomed thousands of animals. We have very strict controls in place, and we are recommended by many major organisations and institutions including zoos, the Blue Cross and veterinary practices.
If you have any questions about our rehoming service, please do not hesitate to contact us. There are NO FEES whatsoever involved, either for persons needing new homes, OR for those adopting. Our sole concern is to ensure the future welfare of the animal.
There are some things it might
help you to know. It is vital for the health and
welfare of the tortoise(s) involved that we obtain
accurate information as to species, age and sex. The
best way is to have a photograph available for us to
check. We realise that in an emergency situation that
might not be possible. In that case, we may only be
able to offer a temporary home under quarantine
conditions until this has been established. It places
your tortoise at risk of contracting serious
illnesses or even of being attacked and
injured by other tortoises if this
is not done. For more on this see our
article on Companion
More information on our
rehoming program can be found on our user forum
www.tortoisetrustforum.org or you can email