This is Audrey, a 24 years old turtle who was born like a normal red eared slider, but as she grew, her shell went totally deformed because of her owner not taking proper care of her. During 20 years, Audrey lived in a bucket full of cold water, without filter, without solar light and being only fed with egg whites. As she managed to grow, her shell turned this abnormal way in order to survive.

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When her owner passed away, Audrey was taken to a shelter to be put to sleep, but the vet took pity on her and gave Audrey a second chance. This way, Audrey ended in “Little Res Q”, a shelter for turtles and reptiles in Toronto, Canadá, where she has worked (yes, she worked!) as a spokes-turtle for animal cruelty against reptiles for the last 4 years. Members of “Little Res Q” affirm that no one polarized people to this cause more than she did.

On April 30th of 2015, Audrey passed away, at last free of her tormented body, but her last 4 years of life were the best she could wish, pampered in luxury. People at Little Res Q still keep trying to find good homes for abandoned and mistreated reptiles.

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Audrey – a red eared slider turtle who spent 20 years in the worst conditions

She lived in a little bucket with cold water, no light, no filter and only fed with egg whites

As she grew, her shell turned to this abnormal shape in order to survive

When her owner died, she was to be put to sleep, but the vet took pity on her

She was sent to  a reptile shelter in Toronto, called Little Res Q

During 4 years she “worked” there as a spokes-turtle for animal cruelty against animals

No one polarized people to that cause more than she did!

Last April, Audrey passed away

At least she lived her 4 last years in the best conditions given her by caretakers in Little Res Q

Staff in Little Res Q look for good homes for turtles, tortoises and all the abandoned and mistreated reptiles in their shelter. They want to be adopted too!