Senior Male at Animal Control in Lee's Summit, MO

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sef1268

Post   » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:18 am


There is a 5 year old male at the Animal Control shelter in Lee's Summit:
https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/35391995
It doesn't look like a very good situation (dirty cage; no hay; looks like carrots on the floor of the cage and no pellets?). Do we have any GL'ers anywhere near there, or know of anyone who is?

I'd be happy to pay for gas and any expenses if someone from that area is heading out my way on vacation and would be willing to bring him along (Holiday World in Santa Claus, IN is a big attraction this time of year). Or I could probably manage 50 or 60 miles in that direction to meet up. We just lost our senior male, Leonard, last month and could take him if he's in relatively good health.

Otherwise, if any other GL'er would be willing to give him a good retirement home, that'd be great and I'd gladly pitch in on the adoption fee or transport to another member. I don't see an email address for the Animal Control facility, but will try to call them tomorrow and see what I can find out about him.

Thanks!

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Talishan
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Post   » Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:35 pm


He's a gorgeous pig. I can throw in some gas and coffee money too if it'd help!

TwoWhitePiggies

Post   » Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:25 pm


I responded to the e-mail you sent me! I'm still about 60 miles from Lee's Summit, unfortunately, but you may want to touch base with dgarriques to see if she might be able to do it...last I checked, she was in KCMO.

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sef1268

Post   » Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:28 pm


Thanks! I have been trying to find an email address for that animal shelter, but no luck so far. May see if I can connect with dgarriques this evening to see if she knows anybody that does transport or could help with a leg of a piggy train IF they're planning to be out this way, anyway. I really don't want anybody making a special trip just to do this.

Someone also suggested getting in touch with Rose at Critter Corral, just to see if she has any connections in that area. I might give that a try as well.

Thanks again. :)

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Catie Cavy
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Post   » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:32 pm


I tried to find an email address for you and got this:

"Please note that Lee's Summit Animal Shelter is not able to answer inquiries via email through Petfinder at this time.

You may call them with your inquiry at: (816) 969-1640."

There is a “contact us” link on their official web page which seems to be used for both police and animal control:

http://cityofls.net/Police/Programs-and-Services/Animal-Control

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sef1268

Post   » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:42 pm


Thanks, Catie Cavy! I didn't see the drop-down box the first time I saw their Contact Us form, and thought it was just for the police. :) I emailed AC a little while ago and asked for more information on Arnold. The form is a little wonky, though, and I'm not sure how much of my message will get through. If I don't hear anything by lunch-time, I will try to give them a call.

Talishan
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Post   » Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:32 am


Keep us posted.

Bookfan
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Post   » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:12 pm


Yeah, let's find this boy a good home.

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sef1268

Post   » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:56 pm


Oh man. I called the shelter and learned that Arnold is a 3 legged pig. Very slim chance that he'll get adopted. She said there is a perfectly healthy rabbit that has been there "forever." This really sucks. At least they're not a kill shelter. I haven't had any luck lining up anything so far...

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sef1268

Post   » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:01 pm


Does anyone know if Rolling Rescue is still in operation? Website is still up, but the copyright info says 1998-2008.

No word yet from dgarriques. I'm not even sure she's involved with guinea pigs at this point. ? Her last post on GL was quite some time ago, and it looks like her FB page might be down. :\

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Catie Cavy
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Post   » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:02 pm


I think jacqueline had some help from a transport group a few times. Maybe PM her if she doesn’t see this. Doesn’t smartorl work with cross country truckers? Maybe PM her too?

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:05 pm


Good ideas! You could post on another forum - maybe General Chat - to catch Smartorl.

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Catie Cavy
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Post   » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:06 pm


I'm Facebook friends with dgarriques. She still posts there. Want me to send her a Facebook message to look here?

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sef1268

Post   » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:59 am


Great! I'll PM both and direct them here. Thanks for the additional suggestions.

Catie Cavy -- that would be great, thanks.

I'm just amazed that there really aren't any small animal/guinea pig rescues in that area. I contacted a 'small critter' rescue group in MO (can't think of the name, right off the top of my head) on Sunday, but it looks like they are defunct.

Neither EARPs nor Critter Corral knew of anybody out that way. The rescue in Sellersburg often adopts out-of-state, but she didn't know of anyone in either MO or KS, either.

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jacqueline

Post   » Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:13 am


That piggie is yours Sef!! Such a good soul you are

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dgarriques
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Post   » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:38 am


Hiiii! Sorry I didnt see your email as we are in South Carolina and in the low country so very poor reception here. Spotty at best.. I got a message from Julie on Facebook.

We are no longer living in Kansas City. We are now full time RV'ers. I am sorry I do not know of anyone in that area. It was not too far from where we live(about 35 or so miles).

I sure hope you can get it worked out as he would so lucky to have you for his new family

TwoWhitePiggies

Post   » Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:20 pm


I have a friend who is not a GLer but is a guinea pig mama. I think she's still in the KC area...I can see if she is up for a field trip (about 30 miles for her).

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dgarriques
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Post   » Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:49 pm


Lee's Summit is a suburb Of Kansas City, MO

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sef1268

Post   » Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:11 pm


TWP, that would be fantastic! I'll gladly cover gas and adoption fee. :) Let us know what she says, okay? If nothing else, could she keep him until something more permanent could be worked out?

dgarriques---thanks for weighing in on this!

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sef1268

Post   » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:59 pm


And thank you, jacqueline, for the transport info! I sent an email this afternoon, and will let folks here know if I hear anything back.

There is also a group in Kokomo, IN that apparently does pet transport (or did; not sure if they are still active). They don't have a website, so I posted on their FB page last night.

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