Not a lot of people were aware of the existence of a tortoise sanctuary in Anderson. Located on East Street, Tortoise Acres was in the crosshairs of the Peter Fire and sustained a lot of damage, but was partly saved as a result of a direct fire retardant drop. That’s left the grounds, the buildings and many of the tortoises sporting a bright pink paint job. The owners of the sanctuary are accepting volunteers to help clean up the big gentle reptiles and rebuild some of the burned up shelters. They can be reached at 941-0544.