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Paging April O’Neil, RACC Looking for Turtle Adopters

Red-eared slider turtles are an invasive species so RACC is hoping all adopters are responsible and keep their turtle in a nice habitat.




Word of advice, don’t try to sell 50 turtles in a Burger King parking lot. One person did and now Richmond Animal Care and Control have 50 turtles on their hands.

RACC Facebook:

Just when we think we’ve seen it all…we seize 50 turtles (yep-50) from being sold in a Burger King parking lot. Literally, we can’t make this stuff up. Needless to say we are now in the possession of 50 cute little baby red-eared slider turtles. They are available for adoption today-no adoption fee because code doesn’t permit selling them this little. We will have adopters sign an additional waiver outlining agreement to never release these turtles into the wild. Their species tends to take over any wetlands they occupy so we are cognizant of that fact. At a life expectancy of 30 years you could literally have a turtle friend for life-please plan accordingly! RACC is open from 1-7pm for all of you turtle lovers-come see us! 

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