Desert Tortoise Rescue

@ Joshua Tree


At this time, we are only taking in California Desert tortoises (injured or captive) from the southeastern area of the Mojave desert, California. We cannot take Sulcatas at this time. 

If you find a turtle or tortoise or possess a turtle or tortoise in another region, please contact the California Turtle and Tortoise Club at  (We cannot be held responsible if the CTTC does not return your communications.)

All of our services are FREE and all staff are volunteers.
If you wish to contact us by e-mail, phone or letter please contact us at:

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 1099, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Call: 760-401-2586
Email: or 


For Northern California, please contact Tortoise Acres, Anderson, CA. Phone or text: Kate (530) 941-0544 or email:

If you are inquiring about a tortoise in the Las Vegas, Nevada area, please contact:


We cannot provide veterinary advice.  Use the following link for veterinarian references: