Adopt a Turtle Patient

The Marine Turtle Rescue Centre can accommodate up to eight turtle patients at a time (but we frequently house more). Now you can adopt one of them!

Depending on their injuries, our turtle patients stay anywhere for a couple of days to several months; the longest staying patients are those suffering from buoyancy syndrome such as Penny. She was with us from May 2017 until March 2019! Our aim is to rescue, rehabilitate and release all our turtle patients: sadly, some do pass away.

By adopting one of our turtle patients, you will help pay for veterinary care and facilities, medications, food, transport, rescue operations, and our work to protect sea turtles and their habitats in the Indian Ocean. You will receive an adoption certificate with the history of how that turtle came to our Rescue Centre and updates on how his or her recovery is going. You will also be notified in case of a live release to be broadcast on Facebook.

How to Adopt a Turtle Patient

  1. Pick your favourite turtle in the gallery above and note down the name
  2. Make a one off donation of minimum £50 to the Olive Ridley Project, or choose to make a monthly donation
  3. Complete the Symbolic Turtle Adoption form with your details and, if this is a gift adoption, that of the gift recipient (you will be directed to the adoption form after making your donation)

Once we receive confirmation of the donation and your adoption form, we will issue the adoption certificate with details about the turtle patient to you or the gift recipient. Please allow 7 days for the issuing of the certificate.

Your kind donation and symbolic turtle adoption ensures that we can continue to provide the best possible care and the necessary medicine to heal injured sea turtles back to health, and our work to protect sea turtles and their habitats in the Indian Ocean.

Please note that under UK charity law (The Charities Act 2011) charities are not permitted to refund donations, other than in specific circumstances.

You can donate with your credit card below or via PayPal here.