Tonka the Tortoise uses wheels to get around after dog attack
Tonka the Tortoise had been attacked by a dog, and had one of her legs bitten off; when she was found rescuers were concerned she would not survive without her leg.
However, they had the idea of attaching the wheels of a Tonka Truck to her and now she is able to whiz around at more speed than ever before!
Local resident John O’Dea, 35, has now adopted Tonka and said she loved nothing better than roaming in the vegetable patch and going for ‘walks’.
Surfer John said: ‘She is doing really well and loves roaming around the vegetable garden on her shiny new wheels.
‘She has a particular fondness for tomatoes.
‘I take her for ‘walks’ regularly around my neighbourhood, I think she likes the speed but I do get a few funny looks.