SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- A Spokane Valley woman was reunited with her pet tortoise Monday after it walked out of her sight Sunday evening.
Marsha Brewer said her 10-year-old, 30 pound tortoise ‘Deb’ got loose yesterday while her family was having a barbeque in her backyard.
Brewer said Deb made her way through the carport and went for a stroll down the street.
“She is not slow and if you turn your back for just a minute she’s gone,” said Brewer.
Brewer said a neighbor told her he saw a red car pull up, pick up Deb and drive off.
The family went out searching the neighborhood. Brewer even placed an ad on Craigslist for a missing tortoise.
The person who picked up Deb said she saw her and didn’t know what to do so she picked her up. The woman took care of Deb through the night.
“I was afraid that somebody just saw a cool pet and took her home and didn’t want to find their actual owner, so I’m very grateful. It’s a great birthday present,” said Brewer.
On Monday morning, Deb was returned to Brewer.