The San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society (SDTTS) is an all-volunteer rescue group whose mission is to foster and adopt out relinquished turtles and tortoises to safe and suitable homes, to educate the public in the proper care of turtles and tortoises, to study all chelonians, to promote conservation, and to maintain communications with, and assist and cooperate with, other diverse organizations that share our goals. It is one of the largest rescue societies of its kind in the United States with about 500 current members.
As a charitable group, they rely on the help of community members in order to provide for the needs of the turtles and tortoises under their care. Interested parties can make safe credit card donations via PayPal. These funds will be used to support SDTTS’ rescue services, veterinary care, and adoptions.
In addition, the group also encourages community involvement through providing various volunteer opportunities for members of the community. Interested parties can participate through picking up and delivering rescued animals, providing foster care, helping with fundraisers, or working on an event committee.