Mark Zinn

Shelly Cox holds Rocky, a Sulcatta tortoise, inside of her turtle rescue shelter near Savannah, Missouri.

Shelly Cox holds Sushi, a Sulcatta tortoise, in refuge at Cox’s farm. Cox has close to a dozen tortoises and turtles in shelter.

Melody Prawitz started working with the Special Olympics of Missouri as a volunteer in 1984. Decades later, she now helps oversee the operatio…

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