These gopher tortoises are safe—but there are more in harm's way. Please help us rescue gopher tortoises from being buried alive.
Over the past two decades, an estimated 100,000 gopher tortoises have been killed due to development—buried alive underneath strip malls and subdivisions.
The Humane Society of the United States' wildlife team is currently working with developers to save threatened gopher tortoises from being trapped underground at construction sites in Florida.
Relocating animals like these is very time-consuming and expensive—it costs us around $200 to save one tortoise. But, with your help, we can be there whenever and wherever they are in need.
See images at right of our team in action during a recent rescue; then please use the secure form below to make a donation today. Your donation will be used exclusively to ensure that our team can protect gopher tortoises who have nowhere else to go.
The Humane Society of the United States is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to The Humane Society of the United States are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The HSUS's tax identification number is 53-0225390.