dude, you are too late. once we found one of them buggers in costambar, it was in the middle of the road. i mean, one could expect a chicken, but a tortuga? first time in my life. we left the creature in one of the bars on the main road, the owner has a friend who has few tortoises so hopefully this guy (or gal) has found a loving home.
having said that i am pretty sure keeping turtles in captivity in DR is not exactly legal.