Pork Chop

Date Stranded: July 1, 2021

Reason for Stranding

Entanglement

Patient History

5.6 lb green
-entangled at the Isla Blanca jetties

Patient Injuries

entangled in braided line around neck and both front flippers but there are no visible ligature marks/inflammation from the entanglement, moderate plastron abrasions, minimal carapace abrasions, scar under right front flipper (looks like a possible old hook site)

Patient Treatments

in-house blood work looks great -started on Ceftazidime, Vit B Complex, & Normosol -also admin a dose of Meloxicam (for pain/inflammation) due to entanglement -took 3-view x-rays

Ways to help Pork Chop's Recovery

Adopt Pork Chop

One of the three primary missions at Sea Turtle, Inc. is rehabilitation. We work hard to rescue and return every sea turtle back to the wild. Proceeds from this adoption will go directly to purchase needed medical supplies, veterinary exams, x-rays, food and general care for our rehab turtles.

For more information please visit our Adoption Options in our Shopify Store. 

Support Us

Sea Turtle, Inc. is dependent on donations to fund our mission; we do not receive any governmental support. Because Sea Turtle, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)(3), your contributions are tax deductible. We thank you for your support!

Meet More Patients

Subscribe to our Quarterly newsletter

Scroll to Top