Hot Cross Buns's Story

Cold Stunned & Eye Infection

Hot Cross Buns was a juvenile Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle admitted for rehabilitation after becoming cold stunned in the northern waters of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This patient arrived with severe lethargy, an eye infection, pneumonia, and damage to their skin and carapace. Unfortunately, Hot Cross Bun’s condition quickly worsened and they passed away just three days after arrival. Although it was a short rehab stay, we are happy we were able provide a warm, comfortable environment and veterinary care during their final days.

Patient Information
Intake Photo

Name: Hot Cross Buns
Species: Kemp’s Ridley (Lk)
Age class: Juvenile
Admission date: 12/18/22
Ailment: Cold Stunned, Eye Infection
Weight: 2.80 kg


12/18/22: Admitted into rehab. Veterinary exam, x-rays, and blood drawn.

12/19/22: Begin a supportive care regiment and daily nebulizer treatments.

12/21/22: Patient passed away overnight.