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Tortoise missing from Peninsula Humane Society
July 23, 2013, 05:00 AM Daily Journal staff report

A brown African spurred tortoise named Pokey has been missing since July 9.

The Peninsula Humane Society is seeking the public’s help to locate Pokey, a pet tortoise dropped off at the shelter after hours after escaping from a Foster City yard and who later wandered off.

Pokey, a brown African spurred tortoise, went missing July 9 and his owner Audrey Throgmorton learned 10 days later that another resident had found him but left him outside the shelter’s Airport Boulevard main entrance. PHS/SPCA didn’t learn of the incident until July 19 when Throgmorton contacted it. Shelter staff have searched the property for days without luck.

Throgmorton has had Pokey since he hatched 18 years ago. He is approximately 2 feet across and weighs 25-30 pounds. He is very gentle and does not bite but makes a hissing sound and retreats into his shell when frightened. He is used to people and being handled.

Throgmorton is offering a $100 reward for his safe return. Anyone with information should contact Throgmorton at or 619-9517.



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