A WORKSOP family are devastated after their missing pet tortoise was found, but died a few days later.
The Bradleys, who live on Harstoft Avenue, were over the moon last week when they got a call saying Emily the tortoise had been found.
She went missing last June but organised searches, posters and adverts in the Trader did nothing to bring her home.
Then last Wednesday, having been away for ten months, Emily was found in a garden on Blyth Road.
“The people remembered our posters from last year,” said Louise Bradley.
But sadly, despite surviving the sub-zero winter temperatures and snow, Emily died just days after coming home.
“If tortoises have been ill while in hibernation, it can flare up when they come out,” said Louise.
“We are devastated.”