HARRISON, Ohio (WXIX) – A Hamilton County Great Parks Ranger corralled eight guinea pigs found wandering around in a park in Harrison on Wednesday.
The guinea pigs were found together in Miami Whitewater Forest and are believed to be around the same age, according to Ray Anderson at Cincinnati Animal CARE
“It’s hard to say exactly why someone would abandon guinea pigs in the woods,” Anderson said. “Most likely, it was someone who had a male and female housed together that had a litter and they got too big. Guinea pigs can have more than a dozen babies per litter.”
Since the rodents are domesticated animals, Anderson says, they would likely have frozen to death or could have been snatched by a bird or cat.
“The Great Parks ranger definitely saved their lives,” Anderson added.
He said the guinea pigs are currently being housed at Cincinnati Animal CARE in an isolated area of Kitty City where older cats typically free roam however, the shelter is currently light on cats.
Anderson says he hopes the guinea pigs will be adopted soon but if they are not they will be sent to a rescue.
According to Cincinnati Animal CARE, there is no stray hold for guinea pigs in Ohio so those who are interested will be able to take them home whenever.
Source : Fox19