American Tortoise Rescue

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American Tortoise Rescue (ATR) is an animal rescue organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and protection of all tortoise and turtle species, and the protection of their environments. Located in Malibu, CA, ATR is a United States 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation.[1]

Since its founding in 1990 by husband and wife team Marshall Thompson and Susan Tellem, ATR has rescued over 1000 turtles and 2000 tortoises. The organization's in-house population "floats" at about 125 animals. [1]

World Turtle Day[edit]

Beginning in 2000, ATR sponsored World Turtle Day in an effort to increase awareness of the plight of turtles and tortoises and the environments that support them.[2][3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ATR About us". Archived from the original on 2 March 2009. Retrieved March 4, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Be Kind to Turtles, World Turtle Day is May 23". Archived from the original on 2008-12-02. Retrieved March 4, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Celebrate World Turtle Day". Archived from the original on 15 February 2009. Retrieved March 4, 2009. 
  4. ^ Wendy Heller (May 13, 2008). "American Tortoise Rescue Celebrates World Turtle Day May 23rd". Retrieved March 4, 2009. 
  5. ^ "American Tortoise Rescue Celebrates World Turtle Day May 23rd". Health News Digest. May 13, 2008. Archived from the original on May 27, 2009. Retrieved March 4, 2009. 

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