Poor Guinea Pigs : (

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Poor Guinea Pigs : (

Post by BRDO » Sat, 29 Jan 2000 04:00:00



Hi Guys

Yesterday when I was taking the dogs for a run, we saw all these little
*** things huddled and shivering in a circle.

Someone had dumped about 50 dirty sickly guinea pigs in the woods to
die. : (

What is wrong with someone like that?

Couldn't they have called AC?

Right now 37 are safe and warm and being cared for.

The others fled into the stone walls and this morning three more were
found.

How sad, and such a disgusting disregard for life.

Paulette~

A dogs life is too short...
   Their only fault,really...

 
 
 

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Post by Fshndgs4 » Sun, 30 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
>Someone had dumped about 50 dirty sickly guinea pigs in the woods to
>die. : (

  Whoever did that, wil probably do the same thing with their excess kittens or
puppies.
  But thank goodness, Mother Nature wouldn't have let them suffer too long.
Coyotes, bobcats, owls, hawks, feral cats and stray dogs would have made meals
out of them fairly quickly.
 
 
 

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Post by Adrienne Caldwel » Sun, 30 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> Hi Guys

> Yesterday when I was taking the dogs for a run, we saw all these little
> *** things huddled and shivering in a circle.

> Someone had dumped about 50 dirty sickly guinea pigs in the woods to
> die. : (

> What is wrong with someone like that?

> Couldn't they have called AC?

> Right now 37 are safe and warm and being cared for.

At your home : ) ?  If it is your home where they are being cared for you
can always unload some my way during your next trip to NYC.  I like guinea
pigs - I had one when I was young - Micfink Morris Peabody III.  It's
already dogs + birds in a NYC apartment - why not dogs + birds + guinea
pigs?

I had a dream last night that I woke up and on my bed in addition to the
dogs was a little baby tiger curled up next to Lewis.  He was so cute.
Then I woke up and was upset that it was only a dream : (
--
Adrienne
Gremlin, Bruno, Lewis, Yoko, Freneau

John Muir, "Stickeen: The Story of a Dog"
http://www.moonsgarden.com/

(In memory of Pepe, Pepper, Cinder, Rascal, Tucker, Max, Hubble and Puppy)

 
 
 

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Post by BRDO » Sun, 30 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
>Coyotes, bobcats, owls, hawks, feral cats and stray
>dogs would have made meals out of them fairly >quickly.

That is my only consolatain.  However,we don't have bobcats or  many
stray dogs, and  not once have a seen a feral cat there, as I definitely
am on the lookout for them. : )

I think they would have died from our frigid temps this week,10 degrees
or less.

Best scenario coyotes would have a meal.

I just have never seen so many little animals dumped before,there were
just so many.

So many many more than a litter of pups. : (

I just hope we find the person that did this, and we probably will.

Paulette~

A dogs life is too short...
   Their only fault,really...

 
 
 

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Post by BRDO » Sun, 30 Jan 2000 04:00:00


At your home : )

No, they are being taken care of at the local pet shoppe.
Good people even though they do sell tiny animals.
(birds,snakes,guinea pigs) <sigh>

In the past I have found them nothing but kind and caring and the place
and the animals well cared for and clean.

Quote:
> If it is your home where they are being cared for
>you can always unload some my way during your >next trip to NYC. I like

guinea pigs - I had one >when I was young - Micfink Morris Peabody III.

I'm not going into the city now till sometime in March.

I've been there these past two weeks, three times.

I do thank you however, and I will see if somehow I could get a few to
you : )

Right now as I said they need looking after and to check to see if they
will get well.

A few are VERY sick,and perhaps have died already.: (

I love the name M.M.P III

Sounds like some people I know. Hey maybe their related!!!

 >It's already dogs + birds in a NYC apartment - why >not dogs + birds +
guinea pigs?

Yes why not?

Quote:
>I had a dream last night that I woke up and on my
>bed in addition to the dogs was a little baby tiger
>curled up next to Lewis. He was so cute. Then I >woke up and was upset

that it was only a dream : ( Adrienne

Quote:
>--

Oh Adrienne, aren't dreams wonderful?

All Good Thoughts
Paulette...The dreamer  : )

A dogs life is too short...
   Their only fault,really...

 
 
 

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Post by melanie bouche » Sun, 30 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Hello

I was going to adopt a new critter from the SPCA. I was thinking about
another gerbil or degu, but your post makes me want to adopt a guinea pig :)
Never had one of these yet

 
 
 

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Post by BRDO » Sun, 30 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Where are you Melanie? Anywhere near Cape Cod?

Paulette~

A dogs life is too short...
   Their only fault,really...

 
 
 

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Post by DogStar7 » Sun, 30 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
>Right now 37 are safe and warm and being cared for.

Aw, I love guinea pigs.  I have two myself :)

So Paulette, did you catch them yourself?  I know my pigs can be pretty
squirrly and slippery when they want to be, and thats in an enclosed area.  So
how did you manage to catch them all?

I can just imagine the sight.......

Dogstar716
Come see Gunnars Life: http://www.angelfire.com/ut/Gunnar

" I AM a lunatic, and I AM obsessed with this business" - Jerry Howe

 
 
 

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Post by MWOODRO » Sun, 30 Jan 2000 04:00:00


That is so sad.  I just do not understand people who think of aimals as
disposable.

Beth

 
 
 

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Post by melanie bouche » Sun, 30 Jan 2000 04:00:00


no I'm far! I live in Quebec. I decided to adopt a small critter, because
when I went to the SPCA to get a dog (Bud), the girl asked me why I had
gerbils and degus pups, when they have to kill plenty of them coz noone
wants them. So now I reduced considerably  my population of small critters
and no longer have pups. Now that some cages are empty I am ready to adopt!

And one day, when I will be better with dogs and have more space, maybe I'll
adopt a dog too... But I can never have cats coz my hubby is allergic :( I
also had to sell my chinchilla for that reason.
I just hope my hubby isn't allergic to guinea pigs.

Melanie

BRDOGS a crit dans le message

Where are you Melanie? Anywhere near Cape Cod?

Paulette~

A dogs life is too short...
   Their only fault,really...

 
 
 

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Post by BRD.. » Sun, 30 Jan 2000 04:00:00



Quote:

> no I'm far! I live in Quebec. I decided to adopt a small critter,
> because
> when I went to the SPCA to get a dog (Bud), the girl asked me why
> I had
> gerbils and degus pups, when they have to kill plenty of them coz
> noone
> wants them.

What are "degas pups"?

So now I reduced considerably  my population of small

Quote:
> critters
> and no longer have pups. Now that some cages are empty I am ready
> to adopt!

What happened to all the animals?

Quote:
> And one day, when I will be better with dogs and have more space,
> maybe I'll
> adopt a dog too... But I can never have cats coz my hubby is
> allergic :( I
> also had to sell my chinchilla for that reason.
> I just hope my hubby isn't allergic to guinea pigs.
> Melanie
> BRDOGS a crit dans le message

> Where are you Melanie? Anywhere near Cape Cod?
> Paulette~
> A dogs life is too short...
>    Their only fault,really...

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Post by Nancy E. Holmes or R. Nelson Ruffi » Sun, 30 Jan 2000 04:00:00


So who did you notify about it? anyone investigating officially on the
issue? are you *really* sure these are not lab animals released by an AR
group? are you *really* sure they are not ill or contaminated by something
from their former environment? I mean you never know! did you read about the
lady recovering from bubonic plague because she picked up 'wobbly mice' in
her house and flushed them? While these guys are probably fine you have to
wonder whether their environment was clean or safe...
Its nice you caught them and all but how far are you going to find the
person who did it? - news should be pretty slow down the Cape and a local
paper at least would probably be interested...
Nancy


Hi Guys

Yesterday when I was taking the dogs for a run, we saw all these little
*** things huddled and shivering in a circle.

Someone had dumped about 50 dirty sickly guinea pigs in the woods to
die. : (

What is wrong with someone like that?

Couldn't they have called AC?

Right now 37 are safe and warm and being cared for.

The others fled into the stone walls and this morning three more were
found.

How sad, and such a disgusting disregard for life.

Paulette~

A dogs life is too short...
   Their only fault,really...

 
 
 

Poor Guinea Pigs : (

Post by melanie bouche » Sun, 30 Jan 2000 04:00:00


hi

Quote:
>What are "degas pups"?

It's Degus. Looks like a gerbil, but bigger. Very sociable and smart
rodents.

Quote:
>What happened to all the animals?

I simply separated all the male/female couples and put them in same sex
pairs. With time few of them died of age and the population decreased coz
there were no more pups. A gerbil lives about 3-4 years. Many of them were
allready 3yo. I lost 4 this summer. The degus live longer, but the female
died of a stroke so I have no more pups. Rodents are fun but they are
fragile and dont live long enough, it's the sad part.
 
 
 

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Post by BRDO » Sun, 30 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
>You never see bobcats, but they are around.

I have never heard of any on Cape Cod.
Have you?

In the western part of the state I have though.

Quote:
>Best scenario coyotes would have a meal.>
>If you have coyotes, that would explain why you >don't see many stray

cats.

Oh we have many feral cats : (
and yes where this was is where there are coyotes.

I believe the cats are a bit too smart to hang out there.

Paulette

A dogs life is too short...
   Their only fault,really...