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Portsmouth Humane Society searching for good homes for abandoned turtles

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Posted at 5:17 PM, Sep 21, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-21 17:17:18-04

Dozens of exotic animals were left abandoned in Portsmouth including 20 turtles.

Now the Portsmouth Humane Society is trying to find homes for them.

The turtles were found in old bathtubs outside of a Portsmouth home on Thursday.

Investigators were looking for a missing dog when they found the reptiles.

Now they are being cared for and will hopefully find a home soon.

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Investigators also found a canebrake rattlesnake, an eel, a shovelnose catfish and one small parrot.

Three dead snakes were also in that abandoned house.

Investigators are still digging into the case.

NewsChannel 3 will keep you posted on any developments.