20+ guinea pigs in shelter in San Gabriel need help!


Post   » Thu Jul 10, 2003 9:18 pm

Also, it could endanger any reputation we might have with the shelter. For one thing, this is going to expose the fact that the shelter director allowed us to take all the guinea pigs one day before the stray hold expired (in effect, illegally) and free of charge.

They do not get guinea pigs often but they have many rabbits and I am working with a rabbit rescue to get volunteers down there to take better care of them. If I rat them out, they might not let our volunteers in.

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Post   » Thu Jul 10, 2003 9:20 pm

Would the police have any say in it at all? If they do, report it to both places at the same time.


Post   » Thu Jul 10, 2003 9:25 pm

Its a tough one. If we rat them out, they likely will not be willing to work with us next time.

Not sure if this is good advice but... maybe try to arrange a meeting with that director at the SGHS? He didn't seem to be all too aware of what was going on, it may be just the workers there, selling the pigs for some pocket change.

I don't know.. its a tough situation.

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Post   » Thu Jul 10, 2003 9:41 pm

The thing is, though, if you don't rat them out, is something like this likely to happen again? Can someone else rat them out for you?

(What an interesting term--rat them out. I wonder where it came from).


Post   » Thu Jul 10, 2003 9:42 pm

You're right on the money, CP. That's what Caroline said--try to get the director to act on our behalf first. She confirmed that LA Animal Services is very, very hard to work with. She also agreed that one of the employees probably took them for reptile food.

So I will call him in the morning.


Post   » Thu Jul 10, 2003 9:45 pm

Oh cool, I thought it was a dumb suggestion. :D

My impression of the director is that he isn't part of the "scam" thats going on. Maybe he just needs to restaff his humane society.

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Post   » Thu Jul 10, 2003 9:49 pm

I second what CP said. Work with the director of the SGHS. Tell him your concerns about the missing pigs and that in the future you hope guinea pigs will be treated with the same respect as dogs and cats. You also might want to point him to Teresa's site and all the media coverage of the Hollister rescue to show him that a lot of people really do care about guinea pigs.


Post   » Thu Jul 10, 2003 10:52 pm

Its sad that a lot of people regard pigs as less than dogs or cats. I find that funny since these people are suppose to be "animal lovers". Such as that shrimpy little Deputy Doofy Dumbass, "theyre just rodents".

Off topic a little but have you named this little guy?

He reminds me of a peanut butter cookie. Maybe the name Reeses or PB? :D
And email me the names of the ones thats already determined so I can have their names on the album instead of "Pig #5"


Post   » Thu Jul 10, 2003 10:59 pm

I think we will call him Deputy Doofy.

Here are my name choices:

Pig #1 Waldo
Pig #2
Pig #3
Pig #4 Little Piggy Foo Foo
Pig #5 Deputy Doofy
Pig #6

One is missing. A TSW American. He is in the front in pic number 27.


Post   » Thu Jul 10, 2003 11:10 pm

Let's call him Pig 7. His name is Pistachio.


Post   » Thu Jul 10, 2003 11:17 pm

I have 7 total pigs in the album, which one is missing?

I'll go fill in the names so we have a better idea.

Which ones are Kathys? Didnt she have names for them already?


Post   » Thu Jul 10, 2003 11:20 pm

We have 8 boars. The one in the front in pic 27--the mostly white TSW baby--is the missing one.

Better wait on the names. I actually think Kathy has Deputy Doofy. I emailed her.

The reason I don't like normal names is because pigs with wierd names get more hits on petfinder.

Slim Shady received 2 emails his first week with us, and he really isn't that cute.


Post   » Thu Jul 10, 2003 11:22 pm

This is picture #27:
Are you refering to the pig in front of Deputy Doofy?

Because that one is Pig #7 already:


Post   » Thu Jul 10, 2003 11:23 pm

We do have 8 boars but remember, that one really tiny boar is with the sows.. Or was he excluded already?

I think we need a better picture of Pig #6. It isnt doing justice to his real life cuteness.

Mish o toma

Post   » Thu Jul 10, 2003 11:47 pm

My names

2= Goldenrod (looks like he has a bit of a strip that color)
3= 'Lil Kim (if it's a girl) Zer (if it's a guy)
6= Nickademus
7= Gainsboro or Adalgisa

Isn't that all you need named? I just thought up these names. I would have better ones if I could handle the pigs I promise!


Post   » Fri Jul 11, 2003 12:02 am

Ok, silly me. I was looking at the old album.

I do think Kathy has pig #2 and Pig #3. She is sure to give them Shakespearean names.

I have Deputy Doofy, Little Piggy Foo Foo, Pistachio, Waldo, and the pig with a scabby rump.

That leaves pig #6 for me to name.

Edit: Changed my mind. Mr. Pickles.

Sorry, Mish, your names are just not strange enough.


Post   » Fri Jul 11, 2003 12:16 am

NO, changed my mind again. I don't like Mr. Pickles. Tee Hee. Need more time.

Get on your bike.

Post   » Fri Jul 11, 2003 12:20 am

Drixel, Pica, Saturn, Zooman, Bixby, Olympus


Post   » Fri Jul 11, 2003 12:34 am

LOL Pig #6 reminds me of Rocky Road ice cream (refering to your comment).

Nikki- Did we ever get a picture of the pig with the scabby rump? We should have a total of 8 boars and 8 sows, right? And 9 pigs went to San Diego so you and Kathy should have 7 total? I want to make sure I'm not leaving any pigs out of the album. :)
Does scabby rump pig have a name?


Post   » Fri Jul 11, 2003 1:47 am

Ok...Doofy is the one you all are FedExing to me right??

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