TURTLE S.H.E.L.L. runs a rehab centre for injured turtles. Here's what they recommend you do if you come across an injured turtle:
- Take note of where the turtle was found
- Pick up the turtle (using a towel or jacket) - take special care when dealing with snapping turtles
- Place in a dark box
- Call the turtle hotline at 613-446-9927. There are 19 drop-off locations listed at www.turtleshelltortue.org
Most injured turtles are females injured while crossing roads on their way to nesting grounds to lay eggs. Turtles are kept at the rehab centre until they are well enough to be released.