An African Sulcata tortoise was brought to the Tracy Animal Shelter after it was found wandering on Clarence Bromell Street on Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Animal shelter supervisor Ben Miller said the tortoise appears to be in good health, weighing in at around 25 pounds and is 12 ½ inches long.
Miller said the tortoise is most likely a pet that wandered away, or it could have dug underneath an outdoor fence.
The shelter staff has been caring for the tortoise, which they have named Flo, who has steadily munched lettuce and strawberries.
If the owner of the tortoise is not found, it will become available for adoption Sunday, Aug. 26, after the required five-day waiting period
Miller said the shelter usually sees a tortoise or two come through the shelter each year.