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My KTTC Journey Post #9

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Good morning KTTC supporters! Today I’m going to focus my post on a more serious topic that I, and I’m sure many other people, don’t know much about—turtle poaching and smuggling. According to animalrights.about.com, “Poaching is the illegal taking of wildlife, in violation of local, state, federal or international law. Activities that are considered poaching more »

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My KTTC Journey Post #8

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Happy Monday everyone!  I’m sad to say my time at KTTC is coming to an end shortly Only two more weeks-I can’t believe how fast my 14-week placement here has gone! Luckily, I hope to stay in contact with the lovely people at the Centre and continue to help when needed. As a few people more »

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My KTTC Journey Post #7

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Good morning KTTC supporters! It’s with great pleasure I announce that yesterday’s Open House was a tremendous success! We had 818 people through the doors in 4 short hours. The house was packed from wall-to-wall with people interested in turtles and the work that KTTC does. It was great to see such an amazing turnout more »

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My KTTC Journey Post #6

Make-a-Difference

Help Make a Difference Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre helps save the lives of hundreds of turtles each and every year. Without the help of our amazing supporters, KTTC would not be able to operate the way it does. We always appreciate financial contributions, but also value the donation of supplies to help reduce expenses and more »

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My KTTC Journey Post #5

These hatchlings are spending family together

HAPPY FAMILY DAY!  I hope you are all spending the day with your family, or the ones you consider to be family. Today is about being with the ones you love and maybe even doing activities you don’t always get to do with them. Some include braving the frigid temperatures, while others will keep you more »

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My KTTC Journey Post #4

Show off your love of turtles

February 14th: Valentine’s Day- A day of romance, chocolate and love. The usual jewelry, chocolate and flower gifts are predictable though. Why not give a gift that shows your love of not only your significant other, but also your or their love of turtles-while supporting an amazing cause? Purchase your Valentine’s Day gift from Kawartha more »

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My KTTC Journey Post #3

A closer look at the Carapace and Plastron

Good afternoon everyone! Having been at the KTTC for three weeks now, I have started to make a connection with the beautiful creatures that inhabit these walls. I am fascinated with their every day habits and could honestly watch them for hours on end (especially the hatchlings- so cute!). Not having much knowledge about turtles, more »

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My KTTC Journey Post #2

The Turtle Admitting Area where paperwork is filled out

As a newcomer to the KTTC, I walked through the doors with very little knowledge of turtles and the damage that can be done to them. As with any animal, I knew there would be threats from humans and other creatures, but I had never thought about the extent of injuries that turtles can endure. more »

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My KTTC Journey Post #1

Blandella playing peek-a-boo

Hello supporters of Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre! My name is Jessica Brooks and I will be doing my placement at the KTTC from now until the end of April. I am in my final year of Public Relations at Durham College and it is a requirement of the program to complete a one-day-a-week non-profit placement, more »

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A New Face in the Pond: Change of the Seasons

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It seems that spring may finally be here… And its about time! After that long cold winter, I am welcoming it with open arms, even if it means a little rain. The warm weather also means a few things for the KTTC. One: Turtles that have been here recovering over the winter will soon be more »

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