North Carolina FedEx Driver In Custody Accused Of Stealing Kid’s Tortoise

ALBUFEIRA, PORTUGAL – SEPTEMBER 22: A tortoise is pictured during day two of the Portugal Masters at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Club on September 22, 2017 in Albufeira, Portugal.

It’s low to steal. But this is on a different level- stealing a pet from a child. What kind of sick individual does something like this? Well, it’s what Jiniece Grant is accused of. While working as a FedEx delivery driver she allegedly stole a tortoise off the front porch. The Brazilian Red Foot Tortoise belonged to a 5-year-old child who lived at the residence. Grant is now charged with Felony Larceny according to the Lee County Sherriff’s Office. I have a lot of questions the first one being what would prompt someone to do this?

It’s no secret we love our pets! They are family! In fact, did you know that there are over 90 million households with pets in the US? That’s a lot of pets and families who want them to live long, happy, and healthy lives. Can where you reside impact that? It just might! A recent study conducted by Wallet Hub ranked one North Carolina city as one of the most pet friendly. Do you think you know which one it is? I’ll give you a hint it has a vet school which probably contributed to such a high ranking on this list.

In 2021, pet ownership cost Americans $123.6 billion, according to the American Pet Products Association. Expenses add up fast between food, vet care, grooming, toys, boarding etc. Though if you love your pets the way I do there is no amount of money you wouldn’t spend on them.

With animal parents in mind, WalletHub compared the pet-friendliness of the 100 largest US cities across 23 key metrics. Their data set ranges from minimum pet-care provider rate per visit to pet businesses per capita to walkability. Keep reading to see which North Carolina city ranked as one of the most pet friendly. You’ll see the top 20 and then below that where there the other three NC cities included are ranked. You can read WalletHub’s full study here.

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