A South Jersey animal control department jumped into action, rescuing 197 guinea pigs from horrible conditions.
A South Jersey animal control department jumped into action, rescuing 197 guinea pigs from horrible conditions.

Large-Scale Guinea Pig Rescue Unfolds in South Jersey

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A South Jersey animal control service sprang into action on Thursday, rescuing 197 guinea pigs from deplorable conditions at a Bridgeton, New Jersey property. 

The discovery of these animals living in distressing circumstances has sparked an urgent response from local authorities and animal welfare organizations.

Discovery and Rescue:

Bridgeton Animal Control encountered the distressing scene while responding to an unrelated call. Inside makeshift pens within two sheds, they found the guinea pigs living amidst filth and squalor. 

Recognizing the urgent need for intervention, they promptly contacted the South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter in Vineland for assistance.

Conditions and Care:

The sheds were found to be covered in layers of urine and feces, with the guinea pigs suffering from urine scalding on their feet. 

Tragically, four of the animals had already succumbed to the dire conditions, while many others were sick or injured. The shelter has since taken charge of the rescued guinea pigs, providing them with essential medical care and attention.

Adoption and Future Plans:

While most rescued guinea pigs are now available for adoption, some require further medical evaluation before being placed in loving homes. 

Additionally, the shelter cares for several pregnant females, necessitating special attention and consideration. Efforts are underway to collaborate with rescue organizations to ensure these animals’ well-being and find suitable placements.

Appeal for Support:

The South Jersey shelter is appealing for assistance from other rescue organizations that can care for and place some guinea pigs. 

The collaborative effort underscores the importance of community support in safeguarding the welfare of vulnerable animals and addressing urgent animal welfare concerns.

Jean Martin

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