Proceeds from our Tortoise BnB allows us to rescue tortoises, especially those in need of high levels of medical care.
We can collect strays from your local vets.
Please email Emily at if you would like your tortoise to come to the sanctuary
As each tortoise is health screened & microchipped we request a £60 rehoming fee if you would like to give your tortoise to the sanctuary. You can donate in person, via PayPal or BACs to Emily Holbrook 13465309 sort 60-17-49, Thank you
Update July 2021:
We are now full - we can't adopt any more Torts,
we're working on creating more runs - watch this space
Meet the Sanctuary Gang
Spur Thigh, >90 years old, female
Marion is our first ever tortoise rescue. In 2001 she was desperately sick. She was egg bound and needed major surgery. It took two years of intensive care and feeding for her to regain full strength. But now she is full of beans! She is fantastically tame and is one of our Education Torts - showing everyone from kids to vets how to care for tortoises.
Spur Thigh 80-100 years old, male
Tommy is with us for intensive care. He is almost blind, has poor balance and poor coordination after an unfortunate episode of dehydration & starvation when his owner died. He's been here a year and gets stronger all the time with supportive feeding and physiotherapy.
Spur Thigh 60-80 years old, female
Lovely Oscar is with us for a break from her over zealous male companion. They had lived together for years, but he suddenly attacked her - biting off her front toes, causing deep wounds. We've cared for the wounds and rebuilt her confidence around other tortoises. She has taken blind Tommy under her wing and allows him to follow her to food and shelter.
Mr Jeffery - Gone to a new home!
Spur Thigh, 60-80 years old, male
Mr Jefferey Cox was found when someone moved into their new home. The previous homeowners obviously did not want to take him with them, but they are missing out on a fabulous and friendly little chap. We all love him, even if they didn't!
It doesn't take much to make a huge difference to the lives of these fabulous endangered species.
Everyone who boards or hibernates their Torts with us is contributing towards the care of the sanctuary gang - so huge thank you to you all!
£5 enables us to supportive feed sick tortoises
£10 enables us to give injured tortoises pain relief & antibiotics
£20 enables us to care for a sanctuary tortoise for 6 months.
PAY PAL DONATIONS:
OUR FAVOURITE TORT SITES:
The Tortoise Trust:
Expert advice from husbandry, through to medical problems.
Without doubt the 'Go-To' site for all tortoise keepers & vets
The Tortoise Table
The best guide to foraging for foods for your tortoise, check out the ID and suitability of garden weeds and hedgerow plants