About Us

Welcome to Our Family-Run Rescue

The Rescue was founded in 2018 by A. WILLIAMS & L. WILLIAMS. Under South Yorkshire fish & Terrapin Rescue. On the 9th of January 2023 we changed our rescue name to South Yorkshire Terrapin & Tortoise Rescue Due to funding.

We pride ourselves on providing outstanding care and accommodation for reptiles. We are both big animal lovers and we can guarantee that any animals that comes into our care will be well looked after. We do not agree with euthanasia, we believe that every animal deserves a chance. We have a very good local vet who works very closely with us to ensure that each animal is getting the best treatment.

We have never put any animal to sleep, this would only happen under strict advice from the vet.

After keeping Reptiles over the last 10 years, we decided to setup this rescue after seeing too many cases of (UNWANTED ANIMALS) being dumped in local ponds, reservoirs, and woodlands. We once had a phone call about a Terrapin abandoned in the middle of Worksop Town centre, a local vet collected it and brought it to us. We can confirm that it is now thriving in its new environment with us.

We found this news very distressing and un-acceptable as we feel that all animals deserve a better life, and we can provide this.

Most people have described us as “Mad as a box of Frogs” but in our eyes all animals require is a good suitable environment, that caters to all the animals individual needs. Dedication is the key factor that most pet owners struggle to grasp. We accept that over time people’s lives and circumstances change. All we ask is that if you find yourself unable to properly care for your animal, please take it to a local (Accredited) rescue. We do not judge and have only one thing in mind. The animal’s welfare.

With your ongoing help and support we are doing what we set out to do!

A big THANKYOU to all our supporters

This is our 5th year running.