Meet Mrs. T, a 90-year-old tortoise who lives with her owner in Pembroke, West Wales, UK. Tragically this past winter, a rat broke into Mrs. T’s hutch while she was hibernating and chewed off her two front legs.
When owner Jude Ryder discovered the horrifying scene during a routine check-up, she immediately rushed Mrs. T to her local vet.
The doctors told Jude they would have to amputate her legs to save her life. Jude feared that Mrs. T would not survive the trauma of losing her mobility. Desperate, she turned to her son Dale for help.
Dale, 37, a mechanical engineer, was actually the original owner of Mrs. T. Jude had bought the tortoise?who at the time was around 60?for her then 8-year-old soon nearly thirty years ago. Determined to help, Dale came up with an ingenious solution.
Using a set of wheels from a model aircraft, Dale…
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