There is no negotiating with this shelter. Animals who come into the "city side" (impound) are held for 7 days. They are then offered to the "SPCA side" where they can be adopted. The SPCA has the option to refuse or take in the animals. Whther or not they do is arbitrary and has nothing to do with cage space. It has to do with their strange ideas about what is "adoptable" and also what causes the staff more trouble to take care of.
The Long Beach SPCA has not taken in an exotics animal in years. Therefore all rabbits, guinea pigs, etc. who come into the Long Beach City Shelter will be euthanized in 7 days and they are never offered for adoption to the public. Only a rescue can take out a guinea pig from the Long Beach shelter and only on the 7th day.
There are 2 males and 2 females.
That is so horrible. In case you want an option I just got the paperwork to become a GP rescue. The paperwork was minimal and there is no fee for a rescue licensue in MO. Contact your states Department of Agriculture and see what it entails. At least you could buy them some time while you found them a home.
- Red Blur
- Chocolate Giver
My husband and I are driving up to Colorado for a wedding so we'd be fine for that leg of the trip. It'd be difficult to drive all the way to LA and back. But I could do half way no problem. Any So. Cal. people up for a trip to beautiful, scenic *cough* Blythe?
I'm kinda glad I'm not directly involved with rescuing anymore. It seems like I'm either extremely psychotically anger at the world for the suffering of these and other animals or I have to pretend these things dont exist.. be oblivious. I cant seem to find a middle ground. =(
I can't really get pigs out of shelter, since I would have to bring them back to a no pets apartment! It's hard enough just managing to sneak my herd out for vet appointments.
But if some transport is needed, someone e-mail me and I will see what I can do!