Injured animal in the water is rescued - an X-ray reveals something we have never seen before!

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This is a cool one with an animal you have never seen on our channel! Loreta Frankonyte and Katie McKittrick handled this rescue beautifully and now Shelly is looking for her loving forever home!

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  • The poor thing now she is safe and her babies will be too!!! She is so cute I have a baby red-eared slider and a pink-bellied side neck!!!

    Lindsay ParenteLindsay Parente5 天 前
  • Excellent video.

    TrixiLovesYouTrixiLovesYou6 天 前
  • thank YOU FOR SAVING HER!!

    Sandra Lutz-RodriguezSandra Lutz-Rodriguez6 天 前
  • Is that the large LA water spillway seen in the Volcano film ? My god, these go straight up to the Pacific Ocean...that turtle would have died in there for sure ! And of course, what was the first thing she ate? Salad... Turtles for ya hahahahaha :)

    ursuss100ursuss1009 天 前
  • God bless you good people 🥰

    Zaravassem AhmadZaravassem Ahmad11 天 前
  • 🙏🙏💖💖

    SİMSİM11 天 前
  • We have 3 little guys and love them soooooooooooo much ❤ 🐕🐕🐕

    DynoesaurDynoesaur16 天 前
  • Another wonderful rescue, but would have loved to know what happened with all those eggs!

  • I wanna adopt her

    Noel PrietoNoel Prieto19 天 前
  • All animals deserve a chance to live their best life.❤️🥰❤️

    Melissa MartinMelissa Martin19 天 前
  • only WAS HERE to see this part and then click off the video 1:28

    John Mejia (ClassicParagon)John Mejia (ClassicParagon)20 天 前
  • These women sure do giggle a lot, maybe they are half drunk.

    C_ FartherC_ Farther20 天 前
  • I am so glad to see this :)

    forest dweller researchforest dweller research20 天 前
  • 🙏🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻❤️🌹

    Mohammad.Najmadin. AMIRASHAYERIMohammad.Najmadin. AMIRASHAYERI22 天 前
  • But what happened to Shelley's eggs?!?!?!

    Fronnie FazbearFronnie Fazbear22 天 前
  • Спасибо.

    дмитрий рейсфельддмитрий рейсфельд23 天 前
  • male red ears turtle have long nails on the front paws, this is how you can recognise him

    Anne JanssenAnne Janssen23 天 前
  • We want update on the turtle 🐢 Did she had babies ? 😍

    Rishika GuptaRishika Gupta23 天 前
  • I would have kept the name Sheldon regardless of the turtle's sex because it sounds so cute.

    Skye IDSkye ID23 天 前
  • Soo cuuute ❤❤

    StrawberryLOverStrawberryLOver24 天 前
  • If you don't find a forever home for Shelley you might contact the Snake Discovery Channel and see if they are interested in having her in their brand new reptile zoo they are opening now or putting her on their adoption island.

    TL YoungTL Young24 天 前
  • I wonder when Eldad first started rescuing animals if he thought Hope for Paws 🐾 would grow Globally like it has ?? ♥️♥️🤗 and that they would rescue so many different animals !!! I am in awe of what this rescue has done so much for so many different animals !!

    Poison ApplePoison Apple25 天 前
  • She reminds me of my pet turtle named Shibbles :')

    Laiba AhmedLaiba Ahmed27 天 前
  • Well done to the eagle eyed lady who spotted her.

    CFC thegreatesttherecanbeCFC thegreatesttherecanbe29 天 前
  • This big girl needs to find a place to dig a hole and lay her eggs- pronto! Great save Ladies.

    348Tobico348Tobico29 天 前
  • The turtle brings a good luck in the house specially if there is girls 👭.

    qlayed loveqlayed love29 天 前
  • Was Shelly's wound repaired/is it healing? Will she stay at the refuge until she lays her eggs?

    Diane GreeneDiane Greene29 天 前
  • Music was horrible, unnecessary and covered up the speech. I

    Diane GreeneDiane Greene29 天 前
  • ninja turtle!

    matt zengmatt zeng29 天 前
  • so sweet. we got snapping turtles in our garden. My mom was working and all of a sudden the dirt on the end of the row started moving. All of a sudden it burst with like 20 babies. So precious. Mom took them down to the corner where there was a stream and let them go. Every summer, mama laid her eggs in the same spot. Nice and warm and the right amount of moisture. too precious. AWWW babies.

    Dee DeCorteDee DeCorte29 天 前
  • Babyyyyy turtles!!!!!!!

    Christin CaffeeChristin Caffee29 天 前
  • Oh I love Shelley!! Thank you for rescuing her! What happened to her eggs? Does she get to lay them? 🐢💚

    PamichenPamichen29 天 前
  • Wow beautiful angel bikini lady's lovely safety animal and pets 😍💕

    Clifton FrederickClifton Frederick个月 前
  • Kinda wonder why animal rescue videos got dislike... like why?

    Aisha MuhammadAisha Muhammad个月 前
  • I have one of these turtles, I believe I had him for about 16-17 years now. I rescued him from being attacked by fire ants when he was a baby.

    Mr CuddlyWompMr CuddlyWomp个月 前
  • super girls thank you for all hard works

    icha putriicha putri个月 前
  • Omg I love turtles I rescued one from a plastic bag before I've had him for 3/2 years his name is nola

    Abby TurnerAbby Turner个月 前
  • ❤️

    Jonathan RoblesJonathan Robles个月 前
  • While I was watching this video I was thinking what if she had babies she laid recently and it turns out I was right but they weren’t out yet

    Marcus ToledoMarcus Toledo个月 前
  • If you need to find homes for turtles or ducks or pigs call Paul Caffero in Florida. All the animals he takes in are for the try of their lives

    Mary FergusonMary Ferguson个月 前
  • Please, please show us an update on Shelley's condition & babies 🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢. Aloha hope for paws, stay safe and GOD BLESS FOR ALL THE GOOD HARD WORK YOU GUYS DO. FOXY 👩🤟🤙🏼👏👋

    Foxy LadybugsFoxy Ladybugs个月 前
  • Couldn't her forever home be in a wetland somewhere in the normal area for her species? She's not like a dog or a cat that would be unable to survive in the wild.

    TannhauserTannhauser个月 前
  • ot a turtle! sorry is a turtle!

    Sylvia LaneySylvia Laney个月 前
  • Godblessyouforever

    Jhon GaunttJhon Gauntt个月 前
  • ♥️♥️♥️

    Damayanthi JayasingheDamayanthi Jayasinghe个月 前
  • How you guys know if she´s happy?! No offense just wonder!

    Pedro CasiquePedro Casique个月 前
  • But what about the eggs?? baby turtles?? plz make a video to update us on the bebes!! ToT

    Mary EssencyMary Essency个月 前
  • in florida we call them chicken turtles. they are not good to eat but make great fish bait. just sayin'

    James WeirJames Weir个月 前
  • So beautiful Sheldon is now good Thank you for.rescue this sweet girl Angels💗❤🙏

  • Love love love this video! Thank you, Loretta!

    Kathleen CarlstedtKathleen Carlstedt个月 前
  • I think turtle gave you a dirty look when you rescued her, another dirty look at the vet and then happy looks when you fed her in clean water. 😊❤️👍

    Restore The EarthRestore The Earth个月 前
  • She needs a natural setting to lay her eggs

    Deb cothranDeb cothran个月 前
  • You guys are great!

    Diane CrofootDiane Crofoot个月 前
    • Thanks for your love and support towards my post

  • I hope we get to see the babies when they are hatched. These sliders were common in North Carolina- I wonder if somebody had her for a pet and then she was released there in the canal.

    cynthia Hickscynthia Hicks个月 前
  • Sweet momma turtle🌹🤗

    Abigail CruzAbigail Cruz个月 前
  • Oh my god I LOVE HER! She’s going to have babies too?!?! I want to SEEEE

    DoobisoftDoobisoft个月 前
  • Do we get an update when the eggs are laid and hatch??? Fantastic news! ❤

    Ember RoseEmber Rose个月 前
  • And this is why everyone love HfP! Who the *blinkedy-blank* would walk 1/2 mile in the scary/toxic L.A. “River”😳 to rescue a common turtle? Much less get her veterinary care? Good job, ya’ll!

    WindWoman 3WindWoman 3个月 前
  • Well-done Guys and Guys you are really good and great💪💪💪🙏🙏🙏🤗🤗🤗👌👌👌💖💖💖🌹🌹🌹

    My Life my workMy Life my work个月 前
  • We absolutely NEED and update on the hatchlings!!!

    16poetisa16poetisa个月 前
  • That was awesome but... I'm a little confused tho. (sorry 😔) If Shelly has eggs, does that mean... what? Is she going to have babies? What does this mean for a turtle and in what type of timeline? It didn't say "If you'd like to adopt Shelly & her family...." so... I don't know! 🤷🏼‍♀️

    Lisa MarieLisa Marie个月 前

    Ruth MurphyRuth Murphy个月 前
  • I live in Minnesota and red-eared sliders are native here. And where she's going is probably looking for some nice dirt to dig a hole and lay her eggs in.

    Susan MercurioSusan Mercurio个月 前

    Heej SaanHeej Saan个月 前
  • Shes Beautiful thankyou

    vettegirlc3vettegirlc3个月 前
  • what, no cheeseburger for turtle? that's discrimination! :D

    Drummond FengdahlDrummond Fengdahl个月 前
  • Ty for rescuing this beautiful turtle. I am a turtle rescuer also🐢

    CeceliaCecelia个月 前
  • Well, did you find her a nice place to lay her eggs?? Video please. Children/People need to see.

    Brenda BodwinBrenda Bodwin个月 前
  • Looks like it was shot,,maybe a air rifle

    Robert ShattoRobert Shatto个月 前
  • 😍👍🏻🐢♥️

  • Yeah... I wouldn't say she was "happy" to be rescued but getting free food will definitely improve her opinion of humans. Btw they love big fishing worms! 😉 And hopefully she'll have a home before the next full moon, she'll probably want to lay her eggs near that night. At least that's when my box turtles usually choose to bury theirs.

    Roberta MorrisonRoberta Morrison个月 前
  • Even turtles! You guys are the best :)

    Lynda AstridLynda Astrid个月 前
  • The turtle is stressed, not smiling.

    patricia colletpatricia collet个月 前
  • According to California Fish and Wildlife these turtles, although not native, are now found throughout California are are most often near urban areas. This little girl may have been born wild.

    Wendy TravisWendy Travis个月 前
  • I love turtles and tortoises. She obviously wasn't scared of her rescuers or she would have kept her head hidden longer. She knew she was in good hands.

    Muffs 55mercuryMuffs 55mercury个月 前
  • Why is a turtle in water a problem. Our pond has lots of turtles in water. Is it a lack of food?

    Maria WestonMaria Weston个月 前
  • Sheldon? What's his second name? Cooper?

    CryogenCryogen个月 前
  • What a cute turtle! Great Job!

    Lili Pintea-ReedLili Pintea-Reed个月 前
  • Why would she be adopted? Put her back in the wild.

    Katie W.Katie W.个月 前
  • Só aventuras né Meninas?

    Thatyana MachardThatyana Machard个月 前
  • Wow beautiful turtle and very active💚

    Anita bakkerAnita bakker个月 前
  • 😱🥺😭🙏

    Nurma cahayaNurma cahaya个月 前
  • so where are the tiny turtle pups? i wanna see those

    EliasEvEliasEv个月 前
  • All lives matter! ☺️ 🇵🇭

    Jerry CezarJerry Cezar个月 前
  • 😱😭

    نواف العنزينواف العنزي个月 前
  • "aww isn't HE cute... awww MOMMA... lol love all rescuers!

    Shannon MarieShannon Marie个月 前
  • Why do ppl come here to watch this rescue and give it a thumbs down? Rude ppl

    nomatch 6nomatch 6个月 前
  • Whatever happened to those eggs? Were they fertile?

    GemtailGemtail个月 前
  • I wish, we (indonesian) have you in here. Lots of animals that need your help to be rescued.. and needs shelter

    Muedza FamilyMuedza Family个月 前
  • What type of jerk tosses thier turtle in a culvert?

    Jennifer ColemanJennifer Coleman个月 前
  • I wonder if the x-Ray was ok to have had for the eggs. I mean they had no way of knowing.

    B MomB Mom个月 前
  • I hope the prospective turtle parents are assessed for their knowledge of how to take care of a turtle because she will live a long time and be a big commitment. It seems she already had poor owners at least once if she is 15 years old and ended up in a drainage ditch.

    Heather OliverHeather Oliver个月 前
  • ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    kaali kaalikaali kaali个月 前
  • So cute! :)

    Michelle MillsMichelle Mills个月 前
  • What to the babies?

    S.E. ES.E. E个月 前
  • What about the eggs?!?! Will we get an update on her becoming a new mom???

    Random girly-girl SavRandom girly-girl Sav个月 前
  • ps, will they eat little fishes, too? and did she ever lay eggs that hatched?

    dawn connerdawn conner个月 前
  • i am in north central West Virginia. i was driving over here 2 years ago, and crossing a small bridge when i was a turtle on its back lying there. so i stopped and turned him over only to see it was a red eared slider. they are NOT native this far north. i brought him home, only to realize that his shell was badly cracked. poor guy. i washed him down w/ betadine and called our DNR here, and they said he couldnt heal from that sort of injury and seeing as he was sort of an invasive species for us, we should put him down. i had them as pets as a kid. they were tiny, of course. this one was 6-8 inches across. i felt so bad at having to put him down.

    dawn connerdawn conner个月 前
  • If she can't pass her eggs, there is an amazing vet in America, called Dr Kay at exotic and avarian animal Hospital... She is on the TV.. amazing vet