Todays featured organization is @LittleRESq 

You may remember some of our earlier posts about this amazing little organization… that’s not so little anymore! Spokes turtle Audrey survived 20 years living in a bucket and was to be put down before a vet gave her a second chance. After much medical attention she found herself at LittleRESq where she works as a spokes turtle against animal cruelty. 

About LittleRESq: (from their site) 

The Little RES Q is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and relocation of exotic pet reptiles in an attempt to keep them from being released into the wild. We provide a better option for those who, for one reason or another, cannot take care of their reptiles anymore. 

Many small reptiles, especially turtles, get purchased as a pet for a young family member without fully understanding the costs in both material and time needed for proper care of the animal. Sadly all too often these poor creatures suffer from neglect even with the owner’s best intentions. 

We are a limited admittance shelter that restricts intake in order to uphold a standard in quality of life for the surrenders in our care. We implement a waiting list when necessary, use a foster care network to help, and emphasize adoption and responsible pet ownership for all types of reptiles.

How you can help? 

LittleRESq has been growing and that means they need more resources! They are currently upgrading the electrical in the turtle room so they can take in and maintain care of more turtles!  You can make a donation to help pay for the electrical upgrade here! 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/electrical-work/x/4509967

Make a general donation here:

http://www.littleresq.net/index.php?page=home

Follow and Like them on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/Littleresq

Follow on twitter: @LittleRESq

So I picked up this guy from Little resQ reptile rescue in Toronto. His name is Gramps, my first pet and I’m pretty stoked about it. Check out www.littleresq.net for info on other rescue reptiles and how to donate or adopt.

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Meet Audrey R Slider! ( @audreyres ) She’s a beautiful Red Eared Slider that survived incredibly cruel treatment for years. After being rescued by the fantastic @LittleRESQ, she is now a Spokes Turtle helping prevent cruelty against reptiles! 

Here’s Audrey in her ‘own’ words:

My name is Audrey. I survived over 20 years living in a bucket and I’m now a spokes-turtle for animal cruelty against reptiles. Visit my rescuers’ page www.facebook.com/Littleresq

I was born a perfectly normal red eared slider. However, I was kept in a bucket and not cared for properly for over 20 years. As the walls of my home closed in on me I deformed in order to survive. When my original owner passed away I was brought to a shelter to be put down but the vet took pity on me and gave me a second chance at life. 

I was transferred between specialists before ending up at the Little RES Q turtle rescue in Toronto Ontario Canada. Now I’m part of their team as a spokes-turtle for animal cruelty against reptiles.

My name is Audrey, and I’m beautiful.

Learn more from Audrey @audreyres on twitter or be her friend on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audreyres

Follow LittleRESQ  (@littleRESQ ) on twitter and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Littleresq

Visit their website http://www.littleresq.net/ and make a donation if you can! Every little bit helps make a difference! 

Edited 8/22 8:49am Via @LittleRESq

Marc: I’m sorry to say that little Hector died of complications during surgery. Our vet tried for 14 hours, even hooking him up to a breathing tube at one point to try to save him. We decided to go ahead and post this picture to show that he’s at peace now. He’s in a place where he’s free and not in pain anymore. (On Facebook)

I want to thank everyone for the huge support that we had over him. His vet bills are covered. I just wish he would have pulled through to thank you all himself.

Hector is now among our many shelled angels and thanks to Little RES Q  his last moments were in caring hands. The work Little RES Q does to rescue and rehabilitate turtles, as well as educate the public about the impact of poor care, is phenomenal. Their work doesn’t end with Hector. Too many other shells out there need their help. Please take a moment to visit the Little RES q website, make a donation, check out the online store, and read more about their incredible work. Spread the word! 

Follow Audrey R. Slider on Twitter

Follow Little RES Q on Facebook

About Hector:

Hector the Red Eared Slider (turtle)

Hector is severely deformed from severe neglect. Just when we thought we have seen the worst of the worst, then Hector comes to our turtle rescue. My goodness is the poor little guy ever sick. He has infections/abseses in both front legs. He is missing skin on his shell (the white is bone), which indicates that he might have sepsis. 

What is Sepsis?

Sepsis (the state of putrefaction and decay) is a potentially deadly medical condition characterized by a whole-body inflammatory state (called a systemic inflammatory response syndrome or SIRS) caused by severe infection.

This is typically caused by living in filthy conditions and tiny conditions. In turtles, Sepsis shows its ugly face in swollen limbs (which Hector has), and by dark dying skin on the shell (which Hector Has). 

It is treatable if caught before it kills the organs. So far Hector appears to be active and alert, which is always a good sign in sick turtles. 

Visit LITTLE RES Q’s website and contribute via donation, online shop, and spread the word! 

A Rescue's work is never done. Lets help @LittleRESQ continue their awesome work.

Hector is now among our many shelled angels and thanks to Little RES Q  his last moments were in caring hands. The work Little RES Q does to rescue and rehabilitate turtles, as well as educate the public about the impact of poor care, is phenomenal. Their work doesn’t end with Hector. Too many other shells out there need their help. Please take a moment to visit the Little RES q website, make a donation, check out the online store, and read more about their incredible work.

Spread the word! 

Follow Audrey R. Slider on Twitter

Follow Little RES Q on Facebook

 

Hector Update Via @LittleRESq

Marc: I’m sorry to say that little Hector died of complications during surgery. Our vet tried for 14 hours, even hooking him up to a breathing tube at one point to try to save him. We decided to go ahead and post this picture to show that he’s at peace now. He’s in a place where he’s free and not in pain anymore. (On Facebook)

I want to thank everyone for the huge support that we had over him. His vet bills are covered. I just wish he would have pulled through to thank you all himself.