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The Tortoise and The Hare Sanctuary

Restoring Dignity and Grace to the Ancients and the Innocents.


The Tortoise and the Hare Sanctuary provides home and care for special-needs desert tortoises and rescued rabbits.


Why these species? Because we were asked.


The Tortoises


On September 26, 2014 fourteen special-needs endangered Desert Tortoises arrived at our Oregon sanctuary. They traveled from the now-closed Desert Tortoise Conservation Center (DTCC) in Nevada which reintroduced healthy Tortoises to their native wild. Because of injuries and deformities from abuse and poor care as pets, the special-needs Tortoises were to have been euthanized, but instead have come to The Tortoise and the Hare Sanctuary.


We are overjoyed that they have joined the Rabbits of the Rabitat Habitat to form the new alliance of Tortoises and Hares. [Learn more about the Tortoise clan]


The Rabbits


Why Rabbits? Because one Spring day, a beautiful grey and white rabbit appeared—a bunny—abandoned at the forest’s edge. Her name is Regina. Her grace and kindness brought us into the wonderful world of Rabbits. [Learn more about the Rabbit clan]