Need a sanctuary for 2 tortoises ASAP! Evacuation!

asics77

New Member
Joined
Sep 26, 2022
Messages
1
Location (City and/or State)
New Port Richey
We need a temporary sanctuary away from the west coast for a large 75lb and a smaller 25lb tortoises ASAP for a few days. Any suggestions?
 

Ray--Opo

Well-Known Member
5 Year Member
Platinum Tortoise Club
Joined
Oct 14, 2017
Messages
6,259
Location (City and/or State)
Palm Bay Fl
We need a temporary sanctuary away from the west coast for a large 75lb and a smaller 25lb tortoises ASAP for a few days. Any suggestions?
Do they live together? What kind of tortoises?
 

OliveW

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 4, 2022
Messages
286
Location (City and/or State)
Branford, FL
Unless they are referring to the west and east coasts of Florida?
That's never what I think of though when referring to those two coasts.

That's definitely what they meant. People always refer to the east and west coasts here meaning within Florida. Very different because of the gulf and the ocean, but it did catch me off guard when I first moved here.

Hurricane is coming up the gulf and hitting us on the west coast (of Florida.)

Kind of like DC. NOBODY, and I was born and raised there, ever refers to it as Washington. Ever. Then you move away and people call it Washington, and I think Washington state.
 

wellington

Well-Known Member
Moderator
10 Year Member!
Tortoise Club
Joined
Sep 6, 2011
Messages
43,811
Location (City and/or State)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Makes sense its west coast of florida and a storm-related request...
Except no mention of the storm in the post.
Anyone referring to west or east coast, 99.9% of people would not think the Florida coasts.
Also the hurricane is actually going to the real east coast.
 

OliveW

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 4, 2022
Messages
286
Location (City and/or State)
Branford, FL
Except no mention of the storm in the post.
Anyone referring to west or east coast, 99.9% of people would not think the Florida coasts.
Also the hurricane is actually going to the real east coast.

Except in Florida, where people have their own language. It's hitting the west coast. 😂

I complete agree that the majority of people will not understand. It was a post like I would typically see in a local facebook group. On an international forum, it certainly requires some detail!
 

TammyJ

Well-Known Member
5 Year Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2016
Messages
4,348
Location (City and/or State)
Jamaica
We need a temporary sanctuary away from the west coast for a large 75lb and a smaller 25lb tortoises ASAP for a few days. Any suggestions?
Wish I could help! All the best of luck finding a good animal shelter for your torts, and you stay safe!
 

ZEROPILOT

REDFOOT WRANGLER
Moderator
Tortoise Club
5 Year Member
Platinum Tortoise Club
Joined
Jul 16, 2014
Messages
26,558
Location (City and/or State)
South Eastern Florida (U.S.A.)/Rock Hill S.C.
That's definitely what they meant. People always refer to the east and west coasts here meaning within Florida. Very different because of the gulf and the ocean, but it did catch me off guard when I first moved here.

Hurricane is coming up the gulf and hitting us on the west coast (of Florida.)

Kind of like DC. NOBODY, and I was born and raised there, ever refers to it as Washington. Ever. Then you move away and people call it Washington, and I think Washington state.
We've got 3 coasts here
 

ZEROPILOT

REDFOOT WRANGLER
Moderator
Tortoise Club
5 Year Member
Platinum Tortoise Club
Joined
Jul 16, 2014
Messages
26,558
Location (City and/or State)
South Eastern Florida (U.S.A.)/Rock Hill S.C.
Broward, Dade and Monroe counties just closed schools and told all students and employees to stay home tomorrow and Thursday.
(Greater Fort Lauderdale. Greater Miami and the Florida Keys)
Heavy rains have moved in.
This area is still out of the cone
 
Top