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US News California tortoise with cracked shell gets $4,000 repair

12:45  20 april  2018
12:45  20 april  2018 Source:   ap.org

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A wayward tortoise that cracked its shell after falling off a 10-foot wall in California is recovering after vets used screws, zip ties and denture material to The $ 4 , 000 cost is covered by the county's Spirit Fund. The tortoise will live with a rescue group. DeSousa says it will take a year to heal, but the 35

SAN DIEGO >> A wayward tortoise that cracked its shell after falling off a 10-foot wall in California is recovering after vets used screws, zip ties and denture material to repair it. San Diego County Animal Services Director Dan DeSousa says the male 90-pound African spurred tortoise probably was a pet

In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018, photo, a veterinarian works on a wayward tortoise that cracked its shell after falling off a 10-foot wall in San Diego County. The tortoise is recovering after vets used screws, zip ties and denture material to repair it. County Animal Services Director Dan DeSousa says the male 90-pound African spurred tortoise probably was a pet that got loose from a yard. (San Diego County Department of Animal Services via AP) © The Associated Press In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018, photo, a veterinarian works on a wayward tortoise that cracked its shell after falling off a 10-foot wall in San Diego County. The tortoise is recovering after vets used screws, zip ties and denture material to repair it. County Animal Services Director Dan DeSousa says the male 90-pound African spurred tortoise probably was a pet that got loose from a yard. (San Diego County Department of Animal Services via AP)

SAN DIEGO — A wayward tortoise that cracked its shell after falling off a 10-foot wall in California is recovering after vets used screws, zip ties and denture material to repair it.

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Tags: animals California nature. A wayward tortoise that cracked its shell after falling off a 10-foot wall in San Diego is recovering after veterinarians used screws, zip ties and denture material to make repairs . The $ 4 , 000 cost is covered by the county's Spirit Fund.

cracked shell .help. Discussion in 'General Tortoise Discussion' started by Lori J, Jul 12, 2011. And weeks down the road, the tortoise gets sick and SAN DIEGO — A wayward tortoise that cracked its shell after falling off a 10-foot wall in California is recovering after vets used screws, zip ties and

San Diego County Animal Services Director Dan DeSousa says the male 90-pound African spurred tortoise probably was a pet that got loose from a yard.

He says it was found on Sunday after falling over the wall while escaping a dog.

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DeSousa says the animal's shell cracked into three pieces. Veterinarians repaired it Tuesday in a three-hour operation.

The $4,000  (£2,800) cost is covered by the county's Spirit Fund. The tortoise will live with a rescue group.

DeSousa says it will take a year to heal but the 35- to 40-year-old tortoise could have many more decades of life.

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