Inside a turtle hospital

Most of Philp’s property in Schroon Lake is dedicated to her rehabilitation mission. An enclosed shelter made from a carport greets visitors in her front yard. The structure is called “Turtle Hall” and houses some of the reptiles when the weather is warm. Next to it, a large renovated school bus contains several turtles recovering from injuries, often from street traffic.

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About Izania Gonzalez

A New York native, Izania has her bachelor's degree from RPI in sustainability studies and is currently a student at CUNY's Craig Noonmark Graduate School of Journalism, where she's focusing on engagement journalism.

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