Adopt a Desert Tortoise

It turns out that dogs and cats are not the only pets being abandoned due to the high foreclosure rate on properties. This is also happening to desert tortoises. This is a different type of tortoise than we have as a pet. The desert tortoise is native to the area and will hibernate in the winter. There have been several articles in the AZ Republic about this, to read them click on the links below.

Help is Available if You Can no Longer Care for Your Pet Tortoise
The Tortoise and the Harried

If you are interested in adopting a desert tortoise you can get more information from:
AZ Game & Fish Department – 623-236-7767
Phoenix Herpetological Society – 602-550-7029