I'm not going to clutter up that thread, but there are many reasons why people get into rescue and many, many strange people out there (think "aliens"). I believe sometimes people get in over their heads and there can be alot of burnout and sometimes even disgust with the public. Subcategories to your three main categories would include all manner of people, with their own agendas and quirks. Not to mention arguments over what constitutes good care from one person to another.
Of course, I agree--all of those critera are relative. It was a good suggestion to list them as qualities of an "ideal" rescue. I'm quite sure that all of us rescuers here would fall short on at least one of the requirements.
Burnout is a definite factor. What potential adopter could tell the difference between a good rescue gone bad and a bad rescue? I've seen both, and they look a lot alike. But it's probably in the best interest of potential pet owners to adopt from neither, especially if the health of the cavies is in question.
Someone must be paying rent or mortgage. Even if she is emancipated, housing isn't free. If the state is paying for it, she is still beholden to someone else and not in total control of her environment.
Who the hell knows? Most minors who manage to get emancipated can actually spell the word. They have to demonstrate maturity and the ability to be reasonably self-sufficient. An emancipated 17-year old who refers to her mother as "mommy" seems off.
And on Cavy Madness on February 12th, http://pub25.ezboard.com/fcavymadness76263frm5.showMessage?topicID=518.topic Americanpitbull13 said:I have never breed my guinea pigs like I said she was pregnant when I got her. Also they are in seperate cages so that they do not breed because I have heard by many people that it is a very big hassle. I did mention that I would breed if I had a pair I really like, but that is far away and olny when I can totaly understand about the breeding of guinea pigs and that is also if I ever breed them any ways . I dont breed for the fact that i cant stand to part with the babys.
Well I dont know if I classify as a rescue but I breed my guinea pigs ( not the rescues) and there babys will be posted on this site.
- Little Jo Wheek
Pinta, I'm sure it is a requirement for them to at least be able to spell the word! I was thinking that earlier. In any case, I think we did show that there are many missing or uncredible pieces to the puzzle.
I just have alot of room and alot of time to help out homless guinea's.
And I am 17 and it is my house.
I am 17 and I have my own house my mommy does not support
me. I have been emansipated for over a year. I work for my self and pay for everything my
I dont breed for the fact that i cant stand to part with
I occasonally Breed my small animals, but not often. None of my rescues or any other animals for that matter will be sold for feeders or any illegal , or abusive purposes.
And I do breed my guineas and rats so that I can keep one or more babys out of there line.
I have never breed my guinea pigs like I said she was pregnant when I got her.
And there is an big difference in me breeding all my animals and having
occasonal litter to keep ther lines moving on. And I never said I was an all out rescue I just
said that I can rescue unwanted guineas. A rescue takes in the guineas until they can
rehome them ,and I take in the guinea and keep them for my pets
"We are the process of moving" and "it's my house" - apparently it won't be her house for long....
Hmmmm so many holes in her story it could be used to strain spaghetti.
(2/12/03 4:43:59 pm)
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I am new to this site. I am a lil guinea rescue and I also will buy any unwanted guinea pigs. Well I dont know if I classify as a rescue but I breed my guinea pigs ( not the rescues) and there babys will be posted on this site. I also breed rabbits and rescue any that are homless or unwanted. You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. We are located in california and will pick up almost any rescue that is in california. We will pay for shiping on the others.
This person is saying they're in CA there and OH here? Something is wrong, and I wouldn't trust someone who doesn't know where they live with something as precious as a guinea pig's life. I have 2 boars of my own, and love them dearly.
As for being 17 and supposedly having one's own home and business (this person claimed to be self-employed), not likely. I'm glad there are people out there like the majority on this site who truly care about piggies and question posters like that one.
Because of the lousy story or because you've lost contact? I'd think that this BS story we've heard should be reason enough to want to go to this girl's house, to take a look at what's going on. It could be another Hollister in the making, and the sooner it's stopped, the better for everyone involved.Guess I won't be going to that house.