Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter, 2000, 6:33a
© 2000 by Chelonian Research Foundation

Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter

Northern Virginia Reptile Rescue

Dennis Desmond
7011A Manchester Blvd., # 302 , Alexandria VA 22310; E-mail:
Phone regular hours: (703) 971-1109, Emergencies: 629.2425

Our Mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and relocate reptiles and amphibians. Whether they are victims of abuse, neglect, abandonment, or are merely unwanted or displaced, we will do our utmost to render whatever aid is necessary and then find a suitable new site for release. If we determine the animal is non releasable, we will endeavor to find a suitable home where the animal can live out its remaining years.

As licensed Virginia state rehabilitators, we undergo several hours of rescue and rehabilitative training by professionals in the field of herp medicine.

We also attend numerous conferences to learn the best techniques of triage, shell repair, and emergency care for injured and displaced wildlife.

If you find a displaced or injured reptile or amphibian, please feel to contact us and we will assist you in caring for or placing the animal. For further information contact the author or visit our website at