At Turtle Pond Wildlife Centre we focus on the rescue and rehabilitation of turtles as well as bats. We do take in other species on a case by case basis.
At Turtle Pond Wildlife Centre we receive turtles for many reasons, but most often because they have been hit by cars. They may also come in because they are sick, caught in a trap, or have been hit with a boat propeller. They receive medication to manage pain and any infections that may occur, as well as professional veterinary care.
When injured turtles arrive at the centre, they may be gravid (carrying eggs). They may lay their eggs while recovering, and we incubate those eggs. The babies that hatch will be overwintered and released the following spring to give them the best chance of survival.
Although we specialize in turtles, we do take in all other species on a case by case basis. We also specialize in bats, and accommodate all other species whenever possible. If we cannot provide direct care, we will stabilize animals and arrange transport to other rehab facilities in Ontario if it is the best interest of the patient.