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Mutilated and Near Death a Year Ago, 'Miracle Turtle' Freed Amid Cheers in Fla.

Animals  (tags: mutilated turtle, survival, courageous, rehabitated, healthy, freed, freedom )

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A badly injured sea turtle that underwent a year of rehabilitation and innovative surgeries was released yesterday by caretakers hoping he finds a mate and helps his endangered species prosper.

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chris b. (2474)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 6:12 am
After all that trauma he deserves a long and prosperous life. Well done to all those who helped in Andre's recovery and release to the ocean!

Bee S. (208)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 6:24 am
:-) :-)

linda b. (186)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 6:43 am
I hope he lives a very long happy safe life, thanks Simone.

. (1)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 6:51 am
Good news. Thank you Simone.

Thursday August 4, 2011, 6:53 am
Good news. Thank you Simone.

Gudrun D. (429)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 7:20 am
Thanks Simone :)

Eileen Novak (444)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 8:44 am
Wonderful. All rescued wild critters should be released back to nature from where they came.
This is indeed a story with a happy ending.

Lisa Neste (721)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 10:46 am
I read this in my paper this morn. Great rescue & release story. Good Luck to Andre the Loggerhead he's a real fighter!

. (0)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 11:12 am
noted.“Go out and live long and prosper and have lots of babies,’’ said Aaron Lichtig, who helped bring him ashore a year ago~ My sentiments exactly. :))

Chris R. (80)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 12:35 pm
It's awesome he made it. It's always inspiring to see people that care enough to help our animals. Thanks Simone!~

Patricia W. (94)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 3:31 pm
Amazing that he survived, and thankful to all those that came together to save this turtle.
Thanks Simone :)

Nimue Pendragon (286)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 3:57 pm
Cool! Noted, thanks Simone.

Lisa Zarafonetis (174)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 5:01 pm
Shared on Facebook!!! :)

Sarah G. (109)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 5:10 pm
Long may he thrive!

Shannon Hudgens (18)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 5:17 pm
Good news thanks for posting!

Carol H. (229)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 5:24 pm
great news, thanks Simone

Sylvie Bermannova (40)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 5:35 pm
This is lovely and inspiriting, if only there were more happy-ending stories about animals to share. I am happy for the turtle, that he was lucky enough to cross paths with good people who gave him a chance despite his deadly wounds (that is the spirit!), thanks to which he is now healthy and free :)

Linda R. (2)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 6:40 pm
Way to go!!! Such a great story with such a wonderful ending! I agree we need more of these type stories, and people willing to go out of their way to rescue a dying turtle and any thing else that needs their help and compassion.

Carolina Amena (74)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 6:41 pm
Beautiful story! I hope she has a wonderful fresh start!

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 6:42 pm
Woohoo! Noted, TY Simone.

Kim O. (398)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 10:14 pm
YAY!!!! Great story Simone!!! A verrrrry lucky turtle!

Danuta Watola (1231)
Friday August 5, 2011, 4:55 am
Thank you for sharing.

Penelope Ryan (178)
Friday August 5, 2011, 4:15 pm

Ioana B. (132)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 9:52 am
Happy noted the good news

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 12:49 pm
Thanks Simone

Jill Vickerman (423)
Monday August 8, 2011, 6:58 am
Thanks Simone!

Kay M. (348)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 6:48 am

Stella AWAY W. (258)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 2:59 pm
Kudos to all involved! Thanks for this inspiring news!

Farah Hage Ali (161)
Friday August 12, 2011, 1:23 am
noted, thank you
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