Desert Tortoise Rescue


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Rescuing, rehabilitating, and adopting
California Desert Tortoises since 1997

 The Joshua Tree Tortoise Rescue is now part of the Heaven's Gate Large Animal Rescue!

We are a local grassroots, non-profit organization permitted by the State of California Department of Fish and Game to rescue and rehabilitate the endangered California Desert Tortoise.

Our mission is dedicated to the survival of the desert tortoise through education and adoption programs, working closely with government and military agencies, schools, community groups and local businesses.