Rehabilitating an injured, wild animal is not always easy, as often times, a wild animal is not as cooperative as a domestic animal. Different medical care is required for each animal. Our vet is not on site, so most of the medical care and rehabilitation is administered by the BTN staff.
In more serious cases, an animal is brought to our vet for check ups, surgeries, and tests. Our team is dedicated to getting an injured animal the care it needs to get them back to their home. This process can sometimes take months.
Florida Snapping Turtle
Helping a turtle heal a broken shell can take many months. Sometimes you have to look at scientific research to see if they might heal better on their own in the wild.
This Florida Snapping Turtle was run over by a car. Most snapping turtles found injured are females looking for a new area to lay eggs.