BOSTON — A 53-year-old tortoise is in need of a new home after her owner died of COVID-19.
“Ms. Jennifer,” who is now being cared for at the MSPCA in Boston, is said to weigh four pounds and is the size of a “large dinner plate,” according to a statement from the shelter.
At 53 years old, Ms. Jennifer is only considered middle-aged, as tortoises can live up to 100.
Ms. Jennifer is the tenth animal to be sent into the MSPCA’s care due to COVID-19 complications, including owners dying from coronavirus, being too sick to take care of their pets, or struggling financially.
“We like to think she knows the attention is for her, and that she feels the love and support of all of us taking care of her,” said Odynksy.
Those interested in adopting Ms. Jennifer can email [email protected] for more information or to meet her in person.