If you find an injured turtle and have removed it from further harm, call the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre
(home of the Trauma Centre, Canada's only turtle hospital in the middle of Turtle Country and The Land Between in Peterborough, Ontario) at
Take note of where you found the turtle for our records. The location is important as turtles need to return to where they came from. If you have a smart phone you can GPS the location exactly. Soon too, you will be able to record the location and turtle sighting through our app.
Please also report the sighting to us through our app or online. We need to collect all species and location information to help turtles recover and understand population dynamic across Ontario.
Also, keep the turtle warm and dry in a well ventilated container. Do not feed the turtle or give it any water.