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Spike the Tortoise, Wayside's mascot, made a rare winter public appearance to showcase his powerful eating skills and visit with kids. An entire head of cauliflower wasn't nearly enough to get the job done!! This guy can flat out chow down!


How's Spike Doing?

Folks often ask how Spike is doing these days. Spike, an African Tortoise, has been the Mission’s mascot for 20 years. Originally the CEO’s son’s pet, Spike (pictured at left), has grown into the mascot’s position, charming the children in the shelter and calming the adults.


After a long recovery period following a tragic car accident seven years ago, Spike is nearly normal today, taking his daily walk and eating great. He has a life expectancy of 150 years, so at 20, he is in his adolescence.


Be a SPIKE FAN! Make a donation to help us care for him.

As you might imagine, it takes a lot to feed, house and care for Spike. If you'd like to help, we welcome any amount you can comfortably afford to give, using one of these three options:

(1) Call us at 502-836-7661

(2) Mail a check to: Wayside Christian Mission, PO Box 7249, Louisville, KY 40257
(3) Donate online over our SECURE SERVER by clicking the button below: 

I'd like to help Spike with his food, housing and care!

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