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South Yorkshire Terrapin & Tortoise Rescue

Welcome to Our Family-Run Rescue. The rescue was founded in 2018 by A.WILLIAMS & L.WILLIAMS. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding care and accommodation for all Animals. We are both big animal lovers and we can guarantee that any animals that come’s into our care will be well looked after. We do not agree with euthanasia, We believe that every animal deserves a chance.


Natural Environment

Giving them the chance to show there natural behaviour. .

Safe Environment

Free To roam within their enclosure away from danger.

Clean Environment

Filters & enclosure are checked daily. to help stop the risk of any infections. 

Social Environment

All our Terrapins live happily together.

All Donations Are Welcome

This year with the weather getting worse each year. We are going to be putting a roof over the ponds and have a new consumer unit fitted to cope with the heating lights for all the animals outside. also do an area for the sulcatas the build cost for this is going to be about £1500-£2000

Our Services

Snake Rescue

We take in any Non-DWA Species of Snakes eg Corns, Boa’s and etc! with or with out setup

Terrapin Rescue

We take in all species of Turtles including the Non-Native Sliders and Tortoises

Visit The Rescue

If your Animal is with us for life why not book in and come and say hello

Pet Adoption

We Re-home most Turtles and Snakes just not the Non-Native Species of Turtles!

Search & Rescue

We are registered with the CAA to use our drones to help search for Missing Animals and People

Pet Scanning

Have you found an Animal and want help Locating the owners let us help by scanning the Animal.

Meet our team

Please contact us if you would like to join the team


  • When we found ourselves in a very difficult situation with a much loved turtle and two beautiful Sulcatas who had each been much loved family members for around 15 years,... read more

    Angela Knight Avatar Angela Knight
    January 6, 2024

    Incredible operation done with so much love and care. Very knowledgeable. Our musk turtle was over the moon to join in. Than you so much for all your hard work... read more

    Alexander Laurean Avatar Alexander Laurean
    November 3, 2023

    Lovely couple who clearly love what they do, and are very knowledgeable. We adopted two Herman tortoises yesterday, and love them already. Thanks again for all your information and offered... read more

    Shelly Edwards Avatar Shelly Edwards
    July 30, 2023
  • Absolutely over the moon with the facility and I know my turtles will be looked after very well, thank you so much for putting all my worries at ease Alex

    Cadie Shaunna Hughes Avatar Cadie Shaunna Hughes
    July 21, 2023

    Taken my terrapin today. lovely couple. no there stuff and can tell look after the sanctuary very well. even met their owl they showed me & my children, kids were... read more

    Stephanie Jayne Brown Avatar Stephanie Jayne Brown
    April 16, 2023

    Recently dropped off my terrapin, Very very friendly people with great facilities to give all the animals the best life possible. Really happy with the service they provided for me. 10/10

    Jordon Richards Avatar Jordon Richards
    September 19, 2022
  • After having a stray terrapin brought into the practice I work at we weren't sure who could help us. We came across South Yorkshire terrapin rescue who have helped with... read more

    Philippa Jefferies Avatar Philippa Jefferies
    July 12, 2021

    I took in one that appeared to have shell rot, they were extremely helpful with treatment, and I got to see her swim away with her new friends later on... read more

    Shirin Lunat Avatar Shirin Lunat
    July 8, 2021

    Absolutely fantastic in what you are doing and cant wait for more fish, many thanks for your help today and the great job 👍👍

    John Oldfield Avatar John Oldfield
    July 4, 2021
  • We came to this wonderful rescue today with a female terrapin that had been dumped in Keighley. When we arrived Alex was waiting for us. We did actually... read more

    Elaine Plester Avatar Elaine Plester
    June 20, 2021

    Was needing advice on a pond set up for my 3 ybs and 2 maps, found these guys and am so glad I did! An hour of discussion with Alex... read more

    Serena Johns Avatar Serena Johns
    June 5, 2021

    A really great set up and wonderful environment for Terrapins. Very relieved to have found a safe and knowledgeable home for Tweedle. I am sure she will be very happy... read more

    Fíona Uí Donnabháin Avatar Fíona Uí Donnabháin
    June 3, 2021


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