Help us look at impacts on released pets
Our research is contributing to finding ways to prevent pet releases and provide rehoming options.
Hi, I'm Suzie Simpson. I have always loved doing research. I feel like Miss Marple (I know) trying to figure out the mysteries of the natural world. This research was one that I put together in 2018 over a coffee with a turtle mad friend so it was not a fully funded PhD that had been put together by a university. I got very unwell in the first wave of Covid and it has taken me the last two years to recover. I am a pretty determined person but I wasn't going to let it defeat me so signed up for my PhD in September 2020. I'm a mum and a wife. I'm also a lecturer teaching amazing students at Hadlow College in Kent. This means I am super busy and I make sure that I can do all of this whilst following my passion for this project. I see value in helping people who are struggling and need to rehome their pet. I work closely with the National Centre for Reptile Welfare and want to find options and ways to help people to find a new forever home for their pet. My work aims to contribute to the prevention of pet terrapin releases. Often releasing can have an unknowing outcome and the animals can die as a result. If you are able to assist by donating a small amount to the work for me to buy equipment or travel to rescue terrapins, you would be taking part in the bigger picture.
Thank you so much for your support!