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We now take in wildlife

Owls, Hedgehogs, Deers

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

We now have a new rescue center. We just need your help to fix it up.

Our Services

Birds of prey

We take in any Birds of prey from the wild and peoples pet’s where possible they must have A10’s

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



  • Absolutely amazing place, the animals are so loved and cared for! Watching the terrapins in the pond, they all look like they’re living their best life!! I took home 2... read more

    Kirsty Louise Ridge Avatar Kirsty Louise Ridge
    May 4, 2024

    Could not recommend South Yorkshire Terrapin & Tortoise Rescue enough. They are doing such a wonderful thing rescuing animals and full of knowledge and advise to ensure the best care is... read more

    Charlotte Louise Avatar Charlotte Louise
    May 2, 2024

    I've had my terrapin red eared slider Sam for 35 years but due to changing circumstances I couldn't keep him. The South Yorkshire Terrapin & Tortoise Rescue reassured me by... read more

    Geraldine Reilly Avatar Geraldine Reilly
    March 3, 2024
  • Today my daughter took her yellow belly turtles to the rescue and they was fantastic and would recommend them to anyone well done keep up the fantastic work

    Dawn Tattersall Avatar Dawn Tattersall
    February 24, 2024

    Very very happy woth the setup my turtles couldnt wait to jump in that pond! Thankyou v much

    Kel Louise Avatar Kel Louise
    January 14, 2024

    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


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