California Turtle & Tortoise Club

KERN COUNTY CHAPTER


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WELCOME TO THE KERN COUNTY CHAPTER!

desert tortoise headshotThe California Turtle & Tortoise Club (CTTC) was created to promote the preservation, conservation, welfare, study and dissemination of knowledge pertaining to all turtles and tortoises. We are a California Public Benefit Corporation recognized as non-profit by the IRS under 501(c)(3).

Kern County community eventIn light of our proximity to the Mojave Desert, the Kern County Chapter's primary focus is, of course, on the threatened Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) and learning to keep it in the best simulation possible of its natural habitat.

Many club members also have numerous other species of turtles and tortoises. We believe in the proper care of all species. Every animal has the right to be treated with respect and kept in an environment or habitat where it can thrive.



LATEST NEWS

KERN CTTC MONTHLY MEETING

NOTE: we have two meeting places for 2023 and 2024. In-person meetings take place on the 2nd Monday of the Month @ 6:30PM

Hart Park Nature Center
8000 River Road
Adobe Peacock House
Hart Park, Bakersfield, CA. 93308 (October 2023).

1831 Truxtun Avenue Suite #100, Bakersfield, CA 93301 (November and December 2023).

2024 meeting locations will be announced in January 2024.

If you have any questions, contact Heather Ponek via Email for details.



KERN ADOPTIONS PROGRAM IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

desert tortoiseIf you are interested in adopting a turtle or tortoise, please contact our adoptions team via kerncttc@tortoise.org.

Click the button below to download a PDF of our adoption application. Fill it out completely and mail it to our postal mailing address:
Kern CTTC
Post Office Box 81772
Bakersfield, CA 93380-1772

You can also scan the completed form and email it to kerncttc@tortoise.org

adoption application link

The adoptions program is still running at full strength. Our top priority is protecting the health and well-being of our chapter members and our local communities. Rest assured, our adoptions team will follow COVID-19 best practices while facilitating your adoption.

As we all adapt to the new realities this situation is creating, please continue to follow the latest guidance from organizations like the California Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization, as well as information from our local government.