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SSS Rescue, Inc.

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SSS Rescue is a  non-profit, 501(c)(3)  organization that  accepts donated non-venomous reptiles, amphibians , fish (both freshwater and saltwater), and non-native birds, primarily from the exotic pet trade.    We also accept food, enclosures, accessories, and other items associated with the keeping and caring for of these animals.  

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SSS Rescue, Inc.
P.O. Box 31442
Alexandria, VA 22310

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The Alligator Snapping Turtle, (Macrochelys Temminckii), makes a terrible pet.  It grows very quickly and quite large from the cute little turtle you will find in the exotic pet market.   But, they require a very specialized habitat and source of disease free live food.   If properly fed, they can grow very large in less than a year and can be a dangerous animal to handle due to the extremely strong bite force and sharp jaws.  Although not extremely aggressive, they never lose their fear of people and will defensively bite when handled or bothered.  These turtles should not be kept under any circumstances by the general public. 

It is illegal to sell to the general public, any turtle with a shell diameter of less than 4” and other restrictions are in place for this turtle because it is protected from collection throughout its native range. The IUCN lists it as a threatened species, and as of June 14, 2006, it was afforded some international protection by being listed as a CITES 3 species (which put limits on all international trade in this species.) It is now endangered in several states where hunting or collection of the turtle is illegal and heavily fined, although it is permitted to be harvested with special permits in several other states.  

Our Alligator Snapping Turtle was rescued from an exotic pet trader after it developed a soft tissue infection and wouldn’t eat.  It originally came from a legal sale through a permitted turtle farmer where they are bred and born into captivity for the exotic pet market, education, research and for food.  Despite our turtle’s initial trouble, it is now very healthy and is a source of interest among many people and why we have selected it as our Virtual Pet Adoptee of the month several times.

SSS Rescue provides virtual pet adoptions over the internet!  A monthly or annual donation provides the necessary food and resources to care your pet.   You can view your pet over the internet any time you like using live streaming video feeds from our enclosure facility.  The virtualized adoption donation is fully deductible to the maximum extent allowed under 501 (c)(3), public charity status 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi).  The virtualized pet adoption ensures the rescued animals are properly taken care of while you get to enjoy watching your pet,  anytime.    Feeding schedules will be posted so you can watch you animal eat.    And,  unlike actual pets, you can adopt as many different kinds of animals as you like and be sure they are able to enjoy their captive life as much as possible.     Thank you for supporting SSS Rescue and virtualized pet adoptions.



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If your interested in donating an animal to SSS Rescue,  please contact us at or call our office 703-924-8747. Be sure to include the type of animal, relative size, and any accessories that will be going with it.  Also, please indicate if you will drop off the animal or need us to come pick it up (Virginia, DC, and Maryland *some restrictions apply)