American Tortoise Rescue Shellebrates World Turtle Day Monday May 23
Malibu, CA – May 21, 2016 – American Tortoise Rescue (ATR), a nonprofit organization established in 1990 for the protection of all species of tortoise and turtle, is celebrating its 16th annual World Turtle Day® on May 23rd. The day was created by ATR to celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world.
Now celebrated around the globe, turtle and tortoise lovers are taking “shellfies” and holding “shellebrations” in the US, Canada, Pakistan, Borneo, India, Australia, the UK and many other countries. Some of the highlights to make the day special, include:
- Everyone can join the party at home, at a pub or at work! ATR created a World Turtle Day® Party Pack that can be accessed for free here http://bit.ly/1YwebJR.
- Like the World Turtle Day page on Facebook and join more than 17,000 fans who are enjoying photo, baking and other contests and prizes in honor of World Turtle Day®.
- Follow @WorldTurtleDay on Twitter where last year thousands of people tweeted #worldturtleday helping spread the good word about shelled friends.
- Mobile Loyalty Club members are being randomly selected for great prizes like t-shirts and Starbucks turtle mugs. Join the club by texting “turtles” to 51555.
Since 1990, Susan Tellem and Marshall Thompson, the founders of ATR, have rescued and rehomed 4,000 tortoises and turtles to caring homes. For answers to questions and other information visit www.worldturtleday.org or send e-mail to email@example.com; on Twitter @worldturtleday; and like World Turtle Day on Facebook and Instagram.
Susan Tellem, firstname.lastname@example.org, 310-613-3504 (please do not publish phone #)
Photos available. Please note World Turtle Day® is trademarked – please use registered symbol.
Suggested Tweet: #shellebrate #WorldTurtleDay May 23! Download our free party pack here http://bit.ly/1YwebJR.