A tortoise was found last autumn and kept over the winter by the folks who found him. They figured, because he was found in a rural area where there were no homes (between Reedley and Dinuba), it would be impossible for them to find his owner.
Well, I want to at least try. I’m hoping by writing this letter that enough people will see it and I might reach either the person who lost this tortoise, or the veterinarian who worked on the tortoise (he has a pretty big patch on his shell).
I operate the Clovis Turtle and Tortoise Rescue, and when I put up “found” ads, I get all kinds of calls from people wanting a free tortoise.
Please be honest. Don’t call unless you know the owner. You’re going to have to identify the tortoise species and where the patch is. If I can’t place him back with the people who cared enough about him to go through the expense of vet care, then I will adopt him out. It won’t be going to just anyone who calls me.
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If you have info about this tortoise or his owner, please call Yvonne at 298-7114.
Yvonne Gomez, Clovis