Happier days are ahead for a beloved 53-year-old pet tortoise whose owner died of COVID-19.
Ms. Jennifer, a “very sweet” reptile, came to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Boston adoption center on May 9, communications director Rob Halpin told HuffPost.
Her owner, who had become ill from the novel coronavirus and was unable to continue caring for her, died around two weeks later. Before falling sick, the woman had “absolutely doted” on the 4-pound tortoise and loved “showing her off to friends and strangers alike,” MSPCA said in a statement.
“We’re doing all we can for Ms. Jennifer both because she’s a very special animal and because we hope it brings some measure of comfort to the family of her former owner, who we know would want her in the best and most loving home tha