Young female Guinea pig at Bergen County Shelter in NJ

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caruba
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Post   » Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:45 pm


She's beautiful... please bust her out!
http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19008087

Also...Oswald here looks very young, has no description and is stuck at an animal control facility - the cedar bedding might be the least of his problems right now :(
http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18872539

PLEASE HELP if you can!

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ElvisTCB

Post   » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:03 pm


Are these guys at risk? Have you contacted any of the NJ rescues? I see three listed on Lynx:

http://www.guinealynx.info/rescue_organizations.html#NJ

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caruba
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Post   » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:59 pm


I'm in close contact with HALT (and by proxy, have-a-heart). I was hoping someone would adopt them, as these two rescues are at capacity right now. :(

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ElvisTCB

Post   » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:53 am


What about the third one?

Do either of these shelters euthanize? I couldn't seem to find out on their websites.

Twinkie really is gorgeous/adorable! Such a beautiful cream color!

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ElvisTCB

Post   » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:26 am


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caruba
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Post   » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:44 am


Shelters don't advertise if they euthanize or not, but "animal control facility" doesn't sound very promising. But I may be wrong. The shelter I volunteer at has an animal control contract and they keep the animals for as long as they need to find homes.

I am hoping that this post increases exposure and someone might see them and decide to adopt. They are adorable. Don't forget about the little boy.

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ElvisTCB

Post   » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:50 am


Of course not!

I've definitely seen at least a couple shelters on Petfinder that mention they do euthanize (which isn't to say that all of them "advertise"). There's a shelter near my home (mainly dog/cat) that I believe is animal control, & don't think they euthanize.

I can find out, if you'd like.

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caruba
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Post   » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:14 am


Oh, wow! I stand corrected then - I have never seen that mentioned on petfinder. Thanks for letting me know.

I wish I could help, but I am at full capacity with 5 rescues. And I can't even offer to transport - no car. But I'll contact Danni from HALT rescue and see if maybe she has any suggestions. :-/

This is so heartbreaking.

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seraphanjil

Post   » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:17 am


If someone can take them for a short period of time, I have a small waiting list at the moment. I'm going to rebuild my rescue room on Saturday so I can try to accommodate a few more

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ElvisTCB

Post   » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:30 am


Oswalt is listed as a girl, actually.

I e-mailed both shelters to found out if they euthanize.

That would be great if you could take them in, seraphanjil. Hopefully another Lynx member can foster them for a short period. I would in a heartbeat...if I didn't live in Chicago.

PattiZee

Post   » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:38 pm


She is pretty. I'd get her if I could too!

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ElvisTCB

Post   » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:38 am


No reply (yet) to my inquiries regarding euthanasia, so I decided to do a bit of searching. According to the Woodbridge shelter (where Oswalt is at), they don't euthanize any "adoptable animal" (& haven't since '07). I'd like to think that'd mean a young guinea pig would be safe (I hope). Of course, she's still on cedar (& who wants to be at animal control?!).

BUT, I think we need to get Twinkie sprung from Bergen. I don't know when it was dated, but came across a couple sites that mentioned a petition against Bergen's 90 day adoption policy (before they resort to euthanasia). Any idea when she was listed?

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ElvisTCB

Post   » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:19 pm


Who adopted Twinkie??? :-)

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caruba
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Post   » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:33 pm


Good to see she's adopted! :)
Thanks for doing the research. Can anyone foster Oswalt for a bit until Sera can get her?

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jaydee6561
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Post   » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:13 pm


I was just at Bergen this afternoon bringing them newspapers.

In conversation, the woman asked me if I had pets and I told her I had guinea pigs. She said they had one there - so that was a fast adoption if she's already gone.

Lots of times they don't even list the guinea pigs or hamsters they get in - they usually have a good turnover rate.

I can always pick up a pig at Bergen and perhaps foster for a short time....

I will also call them and ask if they can notify me if they've had a pig there too long and it will be euthanized. I know going back a few years ago, they would call Have-A-Heart if they got in more pigs than they could handle.

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ElvisTCB

Post   » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:55 pm


Thanks, jaydee. Are you familiar at all with the Woodbridge shelter/is it far from you?

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jaydee6561
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Post   » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:55 am


Why do you think Twinkie was adopted?

I'm not near Woodbridge but it isn't a million miles away either.

I can get Twinkie and foster til a vacancy comes up, but she may be better off where she's at. They have a small animal room for rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters, etc. kept away from the barking dogs. And pretty clean too.

Can a rescue contact them so I can get her without charge?

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caruba
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Post   » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:34 am


Twinkie is listed as adopted on petfinder. I did hear good things about the Bergen shelter in the past, and that's good news.

Can anyone get to Oswald? Temp foster for Sera?

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GuineaPinny

Post   » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:38 am


If no one else can, maybe we can do a swap next week when the MD UTI girl goes to DE.

That is, if no one else can, and if she could get to MD, Matt and I could take her in.


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