PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The tortoise found in Washington County earlier this week has been claimed by his owners.
Animal control officials in Washington County were looking for the owner of a 42 lbs sulcata tortoise found earlier this week near Cornelius Pass. His family reached out to the shelter on Friday morning.
The tortoise was found by community members who were on their way to a skate park, according to Stacy Beckley, a spokesperson for the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter in Hillsboro.
“When they arrived in our parking lot, we were surprised to see them trying to wheel in this heavy tortoise towards the building on a skateboard,” Beckley wrote in an email to KOIN 6 News, but the good Samaritans were eventually able to carry him into the shelter.
The family says their tortoise is named Tranquil Tank — Tranq for short. For more details on this reptilian escape artist being reunited with his owners, click here.