Turtle rescued after taped to helium-filled balloons

OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA (HawaiiNewsNow) - A turtle was found dangling from a tree in Oceanside, California attached to several bright balloons, according to authorities.

Chanelle Wright, who first saw the helpless turtle, called animal services to rescue it on the afternoon of August 19 at the house.  The San Diego Humane Society was able to free the reptile, but is now looking for the suspects who attached the helium inflated balloons to the animal.

Wright said they her family has been accused of tying up the turtle by a neighbor, but told NBC 7 San Diego that she isn't responsible for the act.  "The truth will prevail," she said.  "I just hope the turtle gets to a good home."

The humane society confirmed they are in possession of the turtle.

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