Wanted: Loving home for 53-year-old tortoise
May 22, 2020
BOSTON (AP) — Wanted: Loving home for a middle-age tortoise that loves fruit salad, dandelions and sunshine.
MSPCA-Angell, a Boston animal welfare organization, has put a 53-year-old tortoise named Ms. Jennifer up for adoption because the owner recently died of COVID-19.
She is likely the oldest animal the organization has ever offered for adoption, spokesman Rob Halpin said in a statement Thursday.
Ms. Jennifer weighs four pounds and is about the size of a dinner plate. Anyone interested in adopting her has to be in it for the long haul, because tortoises can live to be 100 or older, the...