10.15.09

Laboratory Guinea Pigs Rescued in TX

Posted in Other Rescues at 8:28 am by Jenn

Texas Rustlers, the biggest guinea pig rescue in all of Texas, recently took in a group of guinea pLab Guinea Pigsigs that had been used as laboratory test subjects.  This is the second time they have been flooded with these animals!  The University of Texas used guinea pigs in studies again last year, and then was going to euthanize them if they weren’t adopted.  During the first intake, they assured the rescue that they were “no longer using guinea pigs”, and then this year there were more guinea pigs on the “chopping block”.

The last group were extremely terrified of people and skittish to no end.  They were afraid of their big cages, and of food and toys, and were in a sad state indeed.  If you’re in the Texas area and have some room in your heart, these little ones are in need of homes that will be patient with them as they learn to live the lives of spoiled guinea pigs.

Keep up to date on these brave little piggies on Texas Rustler’s web site or check out more of their story on Guinealynx’s Placement Forums.

10.01.09

Sponsor a Guinea Pig for October!

Posted in Sponsor A Guinea Pig at 3:02 pm by ACR&S

sagp-octOctober’s Sponsored Guinea Pigs are Bandit and Silverado from Wee Companions in California! I can’t do their story justice so you’ll have to go read it here. They made it through a terrible beginning to land in an amazing rescue. Please donate generously to these two poor boys and super big thanks to Sponsor a Guinea Pig for featuring these two!