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Sacramento Turtle and Tortoise Club

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Posted by: shelledfriends at Thu Apr 1 02:48:46 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by shelledfriends ]  
   

Greetings Turtle and Tortoise lovers. I am excited to announce the launch of the RIDGE branch of the Sacramento Turtle and Tortoise club.

The Sacramento Turtle and Tortoise club was founded by Felice Rood in 1981 and to this date continues to be a no fuss club where our goal is the preservation of all turtles and tortoises focusing mainly on captive care and doing all we can to preserve the ones in the wild. It is a source to have any and all of your questions answered. The club has over 950 members and has 4 well attended seasonal meetings in a year. In addition the club hosts the annual public awareness event called the 'Turtlerama' in the month of August which is open to the public. These meetings are held at the Belle Cooledge library in Sacramento. The annual membership fee for the club is only $2, which supports the sick turtle fund, newsletters and adoption program of the club. Members of the RIDGE branch will have access to the club meetings and resources at our Sacramento branch.

The RIDGE branch, which is a local resource for turtle enthusiasts to share their experiences in caring for chelonians and to get their questions answered. The branch will provide a venue to meet fellow hobbyists in the area and will provide a source to adopt or surrender turtles and tortoises. Please write to michael.rajkumar@gmail.com for details on becoming a member of the club or visit www.turtlebunker.com. Please note that we will have meetings in Paradise once we have considerable number of members in the area. Meanwhile feel free to write or call with any questions you might have.

The Sacramento Turtle and Tortoise club and its RIDGE branch have authorized TEAM (TURTLE AND TORTOISE EDUCATION ADOPTION MEDIA) members who handle the adoption program. TEAM is a non-profit organization devoted solely to the preservation of all turtles and tortoises. The organization has representatives throughout the State of California who are available to competently answer questions regarding chelonian care, feeding and general husbandry. These services are free to the public. Explicit care sheets on the different species of turtles and tortoises are available to anyone who asks, including veterinarians and pet shops. TEAM is approved by the California Department of Fish and Game. Anyone who is seriously interested in raising and protecting a species may fill out a TEAM adoption form.

Turtles and tortoises, for whatever reason, sick or well, may be turned over to a TEAM representative. After a thorough evaluation, the chelonian will be treated for any illness if necessary, and then adopted out to a carefully selected loving home. TEAM representatives are authorized to take in and adopt out California desert tortoises and other threatened gopherus species. We also have the tortoise tag applications if you need one.

NOTE: Please do not release your pet turtles or tortoises out in the wild. Non-native species pose a challenge, and might even be a threat, to native flora and fauna.

Thank you and Happy Turtling!

Michael R T
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