Thursday 8 December 2016

Pet tortoise Timmy finds himself dumped in rubbish depot in Dublin

Published 16/06/2015 | 14:55

Timmy the Tortoise - he was found in Greyhound recycling depot in Clondalkin
He somehow got into a bin and has damaged his shell
Timmy the Tortoise - he was found in Greyhound recycling depot in Clondalkin He somehow got into a bin and has damaged his shell
Timmy the Tortoise - he was found in Greyhound recycling depot in Clondalkin He somehow got into a bin and has damaged his shell

A pet tortoise is recovering in a vet's today after he found himself dumped in a rubbish depot

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The tortoise, who has been named Timmy, was discovered in a wheelie bin by staff at Greyhound's Recycling Depot in Clondalkin, West Dubln.

Timmy was found as a bin collection truck was emptying it's contents into the recycling area at the depot.

The waste was collected in the Dublin City Centre area - it is unclear how Timmy got into a bin.

Timmy the Tortoise - he was found in Greyhound recycling depot in Clondalkin
He somehow got into a bin and has damaged his shell
Timmy the Tortoise - he was found in Greyhound recycling depot in Clondalkin He somehow got into a bin and has damaged his shell

Timmy sustained damage to his shell and was immediately brought to the Dublin Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA).

Upon seeing his injuries, Timmy was sent to a "hard shell specialist" in Bray for treatment.

The DSPCA say this is the first time they have come across such an incident involving a tortoise.

Last year, Greyhound staff found a kitten, which had been among rubbish compacted at the company's recycling plant. The kitten survived and was adopted by a member of Greyhound staff.

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