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.

1 Comment

  1. Celia said,

    October 15, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Thanks so much for including this here.

    We need legislation to require labs to include “after care” in research grant applications so that the little beings they “use” are not simply discarded like waste material.

    As the good humans at ACR&S know, it is an uphill haul to take care of so many at one time even under the most ordinary of circumstances. These little ones have complicated medical and social needs and Texas Rustlers is extending themselves as far as they possibly can. I hope many pig lovers will respond with donations and adoptions.