A juvenile female Alabama map turtle has been rescued from a stream in Caerphilly.

Two children are understood to have found the tiny turtle in the stream next to the Asda superstore on Pantygwindy Road in Caerphilly on Wednesday (7 August).

The stray reptile was transported to a local veterinary practice for care and support, before RSPCA officers collected the animal and took her to the International Tortoise Association in Sully.

An appeal for information has now been launched by … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a turtle with a severely swollen body was found abandoned in a Stoke-on-Trent park.

The musk turtle was found in Hartshill Park on Wednesday (30 August). The member of the public who found the turtle contacted the RSPCA, who transferred the turtle to an exotics vet.

Examination by a vet has shown that the turtle is suffering from lymphoedema, thought to be as a result of being fed a poor diet. The turtle … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after five turtles were abandoned in a plastic box at the side of a road in Rugby.

A member of the public found the turtles in a clear 40-litre Wilko box on Daventry Road, in Barby, at 4pm on Thursday last week (16 March).

Four of the turtles have been identified as common musk turtles, and the fifth has been identified as a map turtle. They are now in the care of a specialist … Continue reading…