• Florida tortoise fitted with custom wheelchair

    By: Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    MILTON, Fla. - A tortoise injured by a front-end loader was recently fitted with a custom wheelchair.

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    Scoot Reeves was taken to a veterinary clinic paralyzed with his shell cracked after being run over and was at risk to be euthanized.

    Sasha Corbett, a vet tech, had recently gotten a wheelchair for her dog Rosalie through Gunnar’s Wheels Foundation and looked into getting a Walkin’ Pets Wheelchair for Scoot. 

    The company took months designing a wheelchair and now Scoot is moving again.

    Scoot is not the first injured, shelled reptile to be fitted with a wheelchair. 

    An injured box turtle at the Maryland Zoo was fitted with a wheelchair made from Lego bricks in September 2018.

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