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Amelia holds one of the rescued guinea pigs at Oregon Humane Society on Wednesday, December 17. (photo courtesy OHS)
By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 17 December 2020

Working in partnership with Greenhill Humane Society and Lane County Animal Services, a team from the Oregon Humane Society assisted an overwhelmed pet owner in Lane County on Wednesday.

More than 250 guinea pigs were living at the residence and have been transported to OHS in Portland where they will receive care and any necessary medical treatment.

ohs ferrel and tiny(photo courtesy OHS)
OHS Veterinary Social Work Intern, Kelly Bremken, was also on scene to help support the pet owner and connect them with resources.

The Cat and Kitten Intake Center at OHS has been transformed to accommodate the guinea pigs and their specific needs. Staff and volunteers will be caring for the animals until they are ready for adoption.

“A crisis of this size called for collaboration.

ohs 2 pigs(photo courtesy OHS)"We are pleased to be working with our Lane County partner and Oregon Humane Society to help the guinea pigs and the people impacted by this situation,” says Cary Lieberman, Greenhill Humane Society Executive Director.

The timeline for adoption has not been determined but will be announced in the next few days. There will be a special process for adopting a guinea pig and OHS small animal specialists will work with potential adopters to ensure a good fit.

“Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the need to help pets and people continues,” says Sharon Harmon, OHS President and CEO. “This situation is a great example of animal welfare agencies working together to serve our community,”

To help OHS care for these guinea pigs and the nearly 600 other animals in OHS’s care, click here to donate.

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