August 6, 2009
Fox 9's Rob Olson reporting
Everyone at the Golden Valley Humane Society said their goodbyes to an injured turtle volunteers found in April.
Last April, the search for a perfect nesting spot got one turtle in trouble. Shell McGinty was hit by a car and has been in rehab ever since.
Now, she's free, with a little help from her friends at the Animal Humane Society. The 20-year-old snapper came to the Animal Humane Society with a huge hole in her shell and a lower jaw ripped into pieces.
A volunteer actually found the turtle on McGinty Road in Plymouth after she was hit by a car. Workers at the Golden Valley Shelter literally patched her up and wired her jaw back together.
The turtle now named Shell McGinity spent the last few months recovering. Those who took care of Shell McGinty said she was antsy and ready to get back to the wild. The Animal Humane Society’s Wildlife says they get about 30 turtles in every spring.
Watch her release by viewing the video below.