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The Little RES Q is Ontario’s first CRA registered charity reptile rescue specializing in one of the world's most misunderstood animals, the Red Ear Slider.

Starting life as a coin sized pet, sliders often grow up to a foot in length and require aquariums larger than most people assume, and many of these creatures find their way into local streams and rivers.

As a volunteer-run shelter that does not receive any formal government assistance, we rely solely on donations from the public to continue our mission to provide a temporary shelter for reptiles that are looking for their forever homes.

We are over-capacity at the RESQ but not in our hearts - we will continue to work towards Audrey's Legacy and strive to find homes for those in our care.

We are located in Pefferlaw, Ontario, Appointment Only

Canada Helps

Thanks to CanadaHelps, The Little RES Q is to receive gifts and turtle sponsorships online in a safe and secure manner.

CanadaHelps is a registered charity that provides online donation services to other charities. You can make a one-time or monthly donation with a credit card, direct deposit or PayPal.

You can make a donation in memory or in honour of a loved one and have an eCard sent. A tax receipt will be sent directly to your email from Canada Helps

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!


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Are you a United Way donor?

Some United Way Centraides offer donors the option of directing their United Way donations to a specific charity, even if that charity isn’t normally funded by the United Way.

If you would like your donations to support the animals at the Little RES Q please consider directing your donation to us.

*Please note that not all United Way Centraides offer the option of directed donations*

How to Make Your Gift through The United Way: Simply fill in our name and charitable number in the appropriate spaces on the form.

Little RES Q Charity #81720 8812 RR0001


Fundraise with Us

You can create your own in-person or online fundraiser using CanadaHelp's Online Portal

Clicking the Fundraise Now button will invite you to create an account with CanadaHelps and your fundraiser page where you can invite family and friends to donate. You do not need to provide any personal information other than your email address.

CanadaHelps processes donations for charities and allows gifts via Paypal, Interac, and credit card. You can fundraise for your events such as birthday parties, weddings, personal challenges, and sporting events.


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Note: after creating your account, you are redirected to the Create a Fundraising Page page. The Little RES Q is already pre-selected below the Search button, you don’t need to perform a search.