Missing tortoise returned home to Ferndale

Posted at 6:43 PM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-02 18:48:42-04

If you ask Heather Rhea how many kids she has, she'll probably say three; Two human, one tortoise. So when her tortoise Tilly went missing earlier this week, she was devastated.

Tilly was in her outdoor enclosure in the backyard Tuesday night, but on Wednesday, she was gone. Rhea searched, and immediately went on social media, posting a picture.

Word got around fast and hours later got a call from a pet store in Livonia.

Tilly was found by a pair out 4-wheeling. They took her to the store Wednesday afternoon, and Tilly was back home shortly after.