The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.


P8110053- Elena    August 18 2014 013- Elena

Arrival: 8/11/13

Species: Green

Weight: 45 lbs.

Reason: FP, boat strike

Elena came in with small FP tumors and a sever boat strike to her shell. Once her shell started to heal, we noticed that it was not healing straight; she would need stitches. But instead of regular stitches, we used stainless steel plates attached to her shell with dental acrylic. Now her shell is completely healed and she’ll be released after her tumor-free year.


Elena starting to heal from her boat strike.

P9160081- Elena

Elena with her steel plates to help her shell heal.