Gotta Get That Hook Off Your Shoulder!
Acadia came to us with the all too common ailment of a hook injury. We rescued this turtle from the Dania Beach Pier, with hooks in each of the turtle’s flippers. Acadia also exhibited signs of pneumonia in the lungs, as well as lethargy and a yellow tinge to their color. Luckily, Acadia made a quick recovery and has been released!
Admission date and intake photo: 7.19.22
Ailment: Hook Injury
Weight: 4.9 kg
7/20/22 Hook removed successfully, monitoring progress
7/22/22 Receiving daily nebulizer treatments and supportive care
7/23/22 Offering veggie diet to train turtle away from protein that may get her hooked again
8/05/22 Turtle tagged and released!