53-Year-Old Tortoise in Boston Looking for New Home After Owner Dies of COVID-19

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Sadly, Ms. Jennifer is the tenth animal to be surrendered to the MSPCA because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The affected animals had owners that either died of COVID-19 complications, fell too ill to care for them, or were financially devastated by the ongoing pandemic, the organization says.

"Coronavirus is cutting a wide swath through Massachusetts … and animals, like Ms. Jennifer, are impacted, too," the MSPCA says.

As of Thursday afternoon, May 21, Massachusetts officials have reported 88,970 confirmed cases of the virus in the state and a total of 6,066 deaths, according to a New York Times database.

Anyone interested in adopting Ms. Jennifer can email [email protected] for more information.

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