MENASHA (NBC 26) — A critically endangered turtle was surrendered to J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue in Menasha.
Francis, a Malaysian Giant River Turtle, lived with an elderly man with health issues. His main caretaker was a cancer patient.
According to a statement from J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue, it was the owners' "dying wish that Francis find a new place to live out his days."
The rescue will search for a home for Francis once he's looked at by a veterinarian and deemed fit to travel.
Two alligator snapping turtles were also surrendered and will be adoptable in the near future.