Allen County animal shelter closing for the holiday getaway time

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — A recently open animal shelter is closing its doorways for the holiday getaway period.

“We really don’t consider this (guinea pig) is an appropriate gift for Xmas,” mentioned Sue Cassel, Max Cavie’s Guinea Pig Haven president. “We are closing in December to discourage it.”

The Max Cavie’s Guinea Pig Haven is located in northeast Allen County, just north of the Leo-Cedarville spot. The no-eliminate shelter houses guinea pigs, rabbits, and other compact animals.

Considering the fact that its grand opening in August, the shelter has assisted 75 guinea pigs, 36 of which have been adopted. A rat and two rabbits were being also adopted.

Nonetheless, the shelter will be closing at the beginning of December in hopes of deterring adoptions and discouraging animals from coming again to the shelter.

“These [guinea pigs] can reside six to eight several years,” Cassel said. “This is a determination. This is not just a present, it is not a toy. This is a residing creature that wants to be taken treatment of very well for its life time.”

If you are contemplating about adopting a guinea pig or yet another animal officials with the shelter suggest you to do your study very first.

“Guinea pigs are incredible,” claimed Tara Humphrey, Max Cavie’s Guinea Pig Haven vice president. “But they have to have a ton of care so it’s crucial to know what they have to have and do the research before. We want to locate these animals their for good homes.”

Even though the shelter will be shut for the month of December these on the lookout to undertake nevertheless have time.

For people looking to undertake from the shelter, head to Max Cavie’s Guinea Pig Haven site and fill out an application. The moment there you can also see what animals are up for adoption and make an appointment to come and see the readily available animals.

The shelter will be owning a fundraiser and benefit on Saturday, Dec. 4. For $20 people can appear to the shelter and get qualified Christmas photos with Santa. There will also be a bake sale and cost-free presents for the initial 40 folks who schedule an appointment by emailing, [email protected]

Officers say there are other courses in the functions which includes a system that will make it possible for kids to appear read to the guinea pigs as effectively as a pigs and pint fundraiser in Auburn.

The shelter will be back again open in January.