Ok so I am so sorry I made anothe topic about someone else it wasn’t even about the same person and I think one of the regulators locked it becuase I am supposed to continue the convo on the smae topic and I am so sorry if You see this, it was about a different person. But then I made another post about this^ person and they said the same thing. I am so so sorry I had no idea!
But I am going to repeat what I said on my topic that got blocked about this^ person.
So we are taking y’all’s advice and talking you our principal, what should we include? We are printing out care guides and the letter we wrote to the teacher. Should we also mention that hamsters should be regulated too since there are a few in our school that are in critter trails? What else should we add? Thanks!
The possible downside of that though would be they could decide the most humane thing to do is to euthanize poor little fella.
I would focus on the diet (Hay and vitamin C especially), bedding, companionship and correct handling. Keep calm and avoid letting emotions get the better of you, keep it objective not subjective, stick to facts , use the care guides and research to support your case. Dont make accusations against the teacher (Principals have a habit of instinctively defending their staff), make it clear that this is a responsibility issue. I am not suggesting you try this but I would probably try and pitch it as an opportunity for the Principal to lead the way in responsible care of school pets, not just in their school but maybe even across the district. I may be cynical (blame Machiavelli and Sun Tzu) but I have found that people in positions of authority like it if they can make an idea seem like it was theirs and can be seen as a leader or innovator by taking credit for it. While it may not be true it is a small price to pay to ensure they little guy gets the care and attention he needs.
Imagine the headline "Local Principal sets new standards in responsible School Pet care, teaches students responsibility and ethics", Ok maybe laying it on a bit thick but as I said I am not suggesting you try that (it has to be done without making it obvious or condescending/patronizing)
Just my 2 cents
I put this teacher right there with ignorant parents who buy Guinea Pigs for their kids and after a couple of days or weeks when the kids lose interest or figure out that Guinea Pigs require care, love and attention, they either leave them ignored and uncared-for in a cage somewhere or the piggies wind up in a rescue shelter hoping that someone who is willing to give them a proper home comes along.
I wouldn't be so nice if I saw someone abusing or neglecting their piggie. I understand that the teacher is an adult, but there are ways to get the point across without being disrespectful. The little guy's life depends on it and he deserves better than this. Especially if he is suffering and requires medical care and isn't getting it.
If this school was anywhere near where I live, I would gladly take the poor piggie and give him the love and care he needs.