Doncaster grandma, 81, offers reward after her pet tortoise of over 30 years is stolen

A Doncaster grandma is offering a reward after her pet tortoise was stolen.
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An upset Wendy Abel, aged 81, wrote to the Free Press asking for help to find Doris, who is also aged 81, after she disappeared on September 7 from a friend’s garden in Sykehouse.

Wendy said: “She has been in our family for the last 30 years.

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“It has been reported to local vets and police, but no information has been reported to date.

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“We are offering a reward as we are worried for its safety, especially as we approach hibernation season.”

The tortoise has a few distinct markings, including a surgery scar on its stomach.

If you have seen Doris or think you know where she may be then please email [email protected]

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*Tortoises are generally reclusive animals. They are the longest-living land animals in the world. In general, most tortoise species can live 80–150 years.

Tortoises are placid and slow-moving, with an average walking speed of 0.2–0.5 km/h.

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