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Found tortoise
Posted: 14/08/2012 by Sarahharrod

Hi I found a tortoise yesterday and cannot find who it belongs to I've left my number at local vets and other places nearby and checked shop windows for lost notices with no luck as yet. I am worried as I don't no what breed the tortoise is and how I should be keeping plus feeding him can anyone help? Thanks Sarah

Re: Found tortoise
Posted: 17/08/2012 by DavidWYork

Hi Sarah. First of all, well done for trying to find the owner. For now, you need to click on the dark green box on LHS of this page entitled The Tortoise. Read the care sheets, and look at the photos to try and identify the species.

Beware of "chancers", once the word gets around. Somehow you will have to establish whether you trust any claimant to be the right owner. Ideally, they would have a photo of his shell or accomodation, and be able to describe him in detail and/or show paperwork is he is not a long-term captive.

Have you tried the police...owner may believe he was stolen and have reported his loss. Also check the Lost or found box on LHS of this page. Look for details as to how to contact John Hayward...thinks thats his name.

Do keep us up to date please. Somewhere his real owner will be in a stressed state.

Regards, David nr York.

Re: Found tortoise
Posted: 02/09/2012 by bev

hi. what area did you find tortoise as i have lost mine in exeter devon

Re: Found tortoise
Posted: 23/05/2013 by Gingat

I have lost my tortoise about that time. I was hoping he hibernated somewhere and would wake up now its spring. Sadly he has not been found. I live in Paignton in Devon. I have photos of him to prove ownership.
The sad thing is he has been in our family for 36 years. Could you please let me know if it from the Torbay area.


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