TERRAPIN RESCUE - WHAT IT IS AND
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Terrapin Rescue was set up ten
years ago to provide a sanctuary for unwanted red ears. It is not
a registered charity but is funded entirely by its founder Terry
Bunn. Although it is based in East Hampshire terrapins have been
brought in from as far afield as Berkshire, London and Somerset.
They are usually unwanted pets handed in by their former owners
although a number have been found "wandering" either by
individuals or organisations such as the RSPCA.
In the sanctuary terrapins
have a home for life as they are not passed on to new owners. For
much of the year they are housed in purpose built outside
enclosures, although smaller specimens which are unlikely to eat
in our winter climate are kept indoors in a heated pool from
November to March. Health problems are either dealt with on site
or by Downland Veterinary Practice in Emsworth.
Red ears bask in
the summer sun at Terrapin Rescue
Terrapin Rescue has now
outgrown its present location in a suburban backgarden if it is
to continue with its work. We are looking for a site on which it
will be possible to erect a greenhouse type structure where it
will be possible to house a large pond or ponds plus associated
pumping and filtration equipment. We also need people to act as
"satellites" to Terrapin Rescue to take in unwanted
terrapins when the pressure on space gets too much here.
able to help or seeking information can email us on:
telephone 01730 892790
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