Fenella agreed that the pregnant females were probably not the moms. There were several 2 week old babies in there (all female but one), but none of them were nursing. And the older females are too far along to be the moms.
She also thought that a shelter worker had taken the 12 pigs to feed their reptiles. But CP and I were talking about the possibility that someone sold them to a lab.
I don't even know where to begin investigating. And I'm unwilling to let it go.
Definitely look into the case of the missing pigs. At my local feed store they used to sell pigs. I discovered that if they didn't sell in a timely manner, one of the employees would take them home for her snake.
Most shelters out here are kind of dumpy but this one is particularly bad. Those hutches had actually just been cleaned recently. The volunteer said that they were much worse when she found them. There are lots of rabbits in there. No hay. Flies everywhere because the place is so poorly kept.
When we got there, they were spraying the dog kennels out with the dogs in them, which I always hate to see. We spent our whole time there with our feet in unsanitary water and my shoe had a hole in it. Blech.
I'm going to do some research today on how to find out about those missing pigs.
You guys do so much good. They say you can't change the world but for some creatures you can. Makes me think of that Garth Brooks sonng...The Change, I think that's it.
I don't want to push them until I find out what our rights are.
BTW, it turns out that they weren't dumped on a volunteer's doorstep. It was a lie.
The missing ones, I'm have no idea. It just gets worse and worse. Now even how they got to the shelter is a big lie. These poor pigs. I hope the missing 12 are ok, if not, I'd really like it if the responsible people face some kind of a consequence.
I'm afraid to give him this information because I don't know if he will cover it up. L.A. animal enforcement is known for being particularly negligent and some charge that they are corrupt.
What should I do?