Desert Tortoise Rescue

@ Joshua Tree


At this time, we are only taking in turtles and tortoises (injured or captive) from the southeastern area of the Mojave desert, California.
If you find a tortoise or possess a 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.)

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 92254

Call: 760-490-2818
Email: or or 


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: