Thursday, October 25, 2007

And this is why I don't like a lot of humans....


Owners Surrender 150 Guinea Pigs to the MSPCA Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Worcester area owners of 150 Guinea Pigs have formally surrendered the pets to the MSPCA after initial steps to foster the animals were deemed inappropriate. Following the acceptance of the Guinea Pigs, the pets arrived at the MSPCA’s Animal Care and Adoption Centers at Boston, Nevins Farm and Western New England. Veterinarian teams were at each location to administer triage services as well as volunteers who aided in cleaning each animal (below right).

At this time the MSPCA is requesting donations to aid in the purchasing of medical needs and supplies for each of the 150 Guinea Pigs as well as the thousands of animals that it cares for each year. Donations are being accepted online by clicking here. Volunteers wishing to foster these and other pets as they heal and become socialized should contact each of the adoption centers separately (contact information below).

MSPCA at Nevins Farm 400 BroadwayMethuen, MA 01844(978) 687-7453

Western New England Animal Care and Adoption Center171 Union St.Springfield, MA 01105(413) 736-2992

My g-pig Zeek came from the Metro South shelter. He was one of 30 g-pigs that were surrendered last spring - lots of babies. : (

7 comments:

Katrin said...

I saw this on the MSPCA main site the other day, meant to ask you about it. So sad.....:-(

JULES & IKE said...

Evil, evil, evil.

Unfortunately, if I don't have room for a dog I can't foster any piggies (dig, dig John). They are so sweet. It awful that people are so irresponsible!!

JULES & IKE said...

I spoke to the GM at Metro South shelter yesterday. They might get some "trickle-down" piggies once they are HEALTHY but expect most of them to stay in the Methuen and Springfield shelter.

Katrin said...

What is wrong with most of them? Upper resp?

Shelly said...

well, you already know that I have issues with most "two legs". Poor piggies!!

JULES & IKE said...

Upper resp., ring worm, malnutrition, feetie infections.

:(

Evil two legs!!

Katrin said...

Poor g-pigs