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We have a turtle (yellow-bellied slider), he got out of the
Hello, we have a turtle (yellow-bellied slider), he got out of the back yard and was hit by a car crossing the street. Parts of his entrails are hanging out on the sides of his cracked shell. Is there… read more
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Hello Anna. I have just come across your site. I rescued a turtle that had been hit by a car a long time ago. The person I got him from kept him for 6 weeks making sure he was eating and stuck the rea… read more
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Anna
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I found a rather large turtle that got hit by a car and his shell is broke. I called a vet but he not open till 8:00 am so is there anything I can do to help it … read more
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Hi found turtle box turtle. Minor pushed in area on back of shell hind leg area. Not real bad. Must barely been hit by car. Barely. i took him home. He is alive but barely pokes his head out. Won't mo… read more
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What is the cost of this service? Good. Take me there
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My turtles shell seems to be cracking. Noticed a little on
My turtles shell seems to be cracking. Noticed a little on one side early in the week,but now it seems to be spreading. No vets are available in my area today. What should I do? … read more
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Anna
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Found a turtle by the road with a huge hole in it's top, it is breathi
Found a turtle by the road with a huge hole in it's top, it is breathing and alive. but barely. Initially put it in water, then tried to sun it but the flies were bad. Inititally used tweezers to remo… read more
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cracked dented and damaged shell (1 diameter dent, longer crack)
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road and we suspect he was run over or attacked by an animal..grass
I found a turtle in the road and we suspect he was run over or attacked by an animal. The top of his shell is cracked and underneath near his front limbs is bleeding. I had him in water and we was not… read more
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Anna
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I have rescued a long neck turtle from the road whose shell is broken on the top and underneath. He has been bleeding quite a lot in the last 3 days, but has stopped now. I have put him in a large pla… read more
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I found an injured paintd turtle on the side of the road yesterday.
I found an injured paintd turtle on the side of the road yesterday. Has a crack in the shell between the top shell and the plastron, and a front foot is nearly severed off. Was on it's back and and lo… read more
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side of the road in my front yard..lot of blood in its mouth..active
I found an Eastern Box turtle at the side of the road in my front yard. It's front right corner bottom shell is cracked and there is a lot of blood in its' mouth. It seems active pulling his head in a… read more
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I have a female Eastern Box Turtle found several weeks ago with damaged shell (I was told it was a dog). She was bloody but lively and after soaking, I used Betadine on her wounds, kept her a week and… read more
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Anna
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I just found a small Eastern Box turtle that was hit by a car.
I just found a small Eastern Box turtle that was hit by a car. His front leg is partially amputated-it appears when he was hit his shell closed on his front leg almost cutting it off. I have no idea h… read more
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Anna
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shell is broken toward the back and the tail appears to be smashed
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On my lot in North Carolina, this morning I found a juvenile female eastern box turtle,perhaps 4 or 5 years old. It had a crack on it right side of the shell for about one eighth of its semi-circumfer… read more
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