As residents of Brevard County, sea turtles are near and dear to all of our hearts. Unfortunately, these treasured marine reptiles are fighting for their survival, and they need our help now more than ever.
Our Sea Turtle Healing Center exists to give sick and injured sea turtles a second chance, but this responsibility comes with a steep price tag. Between the expenses of equipment; medication; specialized veterinary treatment; surgeries; and food such as shrimp, clams and lettuce; it costs roughly $2,000 to treat and release just one patient.
This #GivingZOOday, we’re asking you to open your hearts and wallets to help us reach our goal of $10,000—enough to rehabilitate five patients. If you donate through the online form below, you’ll receive periodic updates about the sea turtles whose lives you helped save. Thank you for making a difference!DONATE NOW
#GivingZOOday, in partnership with #GivingTuesday, celebrates the impact zoos and aquariums have on their communities by engaging visitors to be stewards of the environment and saving species from extinction. It’s also about how these institutions give back by mentoring their staff and volunteers to support a wide range of causes.