Pet tortoise Timmy finds himself dumped in rubbish depot in Dublin
Published 16/06/2015 | 14:55
A pet tortoise is recovering in a vet's today after he found himself dumped in a rubbish depot
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 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.