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R.I.P Twiggy

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 10:58 PM

We have now contacted the trading standards officer for the area who have been really helpful and have also passed the case onto Animal Welfare.
Thank you so much to Darren, Jo, Nina and Lou Lou for all your support and advice, and to everyone who read our post. Darren, we live in South Wales, could you please give us the contact details for the Wildlife Officer for the area? This is a very sad case and we're raising as much bad publicity about the pet shop who sold us poor twiggy as we can. We just hope that case goes our way.

Now for the good news. Today we went and put a deposit on 2 lovely baby hermanns (one male, one female). The pet centre, in Pontarddulais Garden Centre was recommended to us by Lance, the tortoise specialist. We knew from the moment we walked in that the owners cared about all their pets. What's more is they actually knew a lot about tortoises, their husbandry etc. Their tortoises looked very happy so we were confident about our buy. Also, Lance personally checks the tortoises himself before they're sold just to check they're ok. We'll be picking them up on the 3rd March so we'll let you know how they're getting on.

We've also chosen their names. We've decided to stick with Twiggy,in memory of Twiggy, and also Stiggy (after the Stig from Top Gear) because they're so fast!

Thanks again to everyone, you've been great during this difficult time.

Dave and Nat x

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 12:23 AM


Please find the three Animal Wildlife Officers for South Wales:-

Ian Guildford
South Wales Police
C/O Countryside Council for Wales
Castleton Court
Foretran Road
St Mellons
Cardiff CL3 0LT

Tel: 02920 772446
E-Mail: i.guildford@cww.gov.uk


Sgt Neil O'Connell
Community Safety Dept
Block C
Caerleon House

Tel: 01495 745583
E-Mail neil.o'connell@gwent.pnn.ploice.uk


Jennifer Wedge
Community Safety Dept Force HQ
SA31 2PF

Tel: 01267 226 463
E-Mail: jennifer.wedge@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk


Hope this helps and please let me know how you get on. The TPG are more than happy to assist you with this.

Kind Regards

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 12:38 AM

Hi Dave/Nat,

Good Luck with your two new tortoises. One thing I will say is that Hermanns are CITES annexe A and they should come with article 10's (yellow A4 form). On the licence it will show the country of origin. I'd be inclined to check the licence first to be on the safe side.

Best Regards

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