Sanctuary: A place of refuge or safety

The Northwest Tortoise sanctuary provides safe environments for tortoises that are not adoptable. Many of these tortoises have Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD) and suffers significant internal and external damage from poor or incorrect care. Unfortunately, once this disease has progressed, not much can be done. The damage is permanent and cannot be reversed. The best outcome is to provide a safe, stress-free environment for the rest of their days.

Below is a sample of the tortoises in the sanctuary. Some are typical MBD, some have unknown ailments causing physical decline and still others are a complete mystery.

Your support allows me to continue giving them the best possible life.