A Mount Pearl woman is in a panic after she realized her pet tortoise had gone missing from her yard.

Leanne Guzzwell noticed her red-footed tortoise Strawberry Shortcake was missing around 5:30 p.m. Monday evening.

"She was just kind of grazing in the grass, and then when I went back in I had got a little distracted by something and came out a little while later and she was gone," she said.

Guzzwell said she went into a panic looking for the tortoise, who regularly hangs out in the backyard munching on grass.

"I couldn't finder her anywhere. I could see her tracks … and then they just stopped, so then I was worried that maybe she had been taken," said Guzzwell.

"We've had things stolen off of our property here before, I hope that's not the case, though. If someone does have her, I hope she's being taken care of and that they're trying to find me."

Guzzwell said a lot of people have been helping in the search for her tortoise by sharing her post on Facebook, calling for help.

"I'm really grateful for all of the people that have been helping. I'm a little overwhelmed — I was not expecting this many people to be this concerned and to be helping."

Guzzwell said the red spots on Strawberry Shortcake's legs should help make her stand out in the green grass.