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Everyone at Turtle Rescue Uk are all volunteers and all the money raised on this account selling donated goods goes towards the rescue and rehabilitation of the many, many turtles and terrapins in our care, that are caught up in the crisis that they face in the Uk. In this throw away society we live in, we receive calls all day everyday from people wanting to get rid of their turtles after they grow too big for their current tanks and they don't want to buy them a bigger one or the novelty of them has just worn off and they don't want them for the duration of their lives which can be up to 30 years. Worse still they are abused, illegally abandoned on waste ground and/or thrown into local ponds and rivers to the mercy of our inclement weather. Being bred solely for the Uk. pet trade it's not true that they can survive outdoors in the Uk. The RSPCA has no facilities of their own to deal with the problem and unless independent rescues like ourselves take them they destroy them.