A fireplace and rescue squad in California is looking for the proprietor of a tortoise that was found by paramedics Thursday taking a slow-and-steady stroll in El Cajon.
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Heartland Fireplace & Rescue took to Fb concerning the quest for the unidentified proprietor, telling followers that the “reasonably attention-grabbing affected person” was discovered “slowly” strolling on the sidewalk.
“Unable to outrun the paramedics, and probably affected by a little bit ‘shell shock,’” the tortoise was dropped at the town’s animal shelter, the place it’ll be cared for till somebody comes to choose it up, the fireplace & rescue squad wrote.
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“All in a day’s work!” the Fb publish mentioned, providing photographs of the stray animal. One confirmed it securely fixed to a gurney. In one other, it’s seen posing close to a firetruck.
As of Friday, the tortoise remained on the shelter, the place it was “being properly taken care of,” and officers have been investigating suggestions suggesting the animal got here “from a yard on Emerald,” the Fb publish mentioned.