2:32pm Wednesday 16th October 2013
THE owner of a runaway tortoise that was found in a Rowley Regis playing field has been urged to come forward so that they can be reunited with their reptile.
A member of the public stumbled upon the pet on October 9 and as the male tortoise was “very cold” they picked him up and took him home with them.
The tortoise was then collected by RSPCA animal welfare officer, Elaine Williams, who took him to a centre that specialises in reptile care.
She said: “I am sure that whoever owns this tortoise is missing him, and therefore we are appealing to find his owner.
“He is of a good weight and so we don’t think he had been outside very long, but it is lucky he was found because as a reptile he needs a specialist environment and it is too cold for him to cope in this weather.”
Anyone with information should call 0300 1238018.
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