Pet of the Week from the Humane Society of Huron Valley featured on 1290 WLBY
Featured on The Lucy Ann Lance Show:
Meet the 1290 WLBY Pet of the Week, Sauna and Phoebe!
December 13, 2014: Pet of the Week: Sauna and Phoebe – Deb Kern, Humane Society of Huron Valley, along with Dean Erskine –
Meet Sunana, a two-year-old guinea pig looking for a forever home! Would you like to share your home with an intelligent, affectionate, and charming animal with a unique personality and a cute face? Maybe you would like living with one of our homeless Guinea Pigs. These affable creatures are prevalent in households all over the world and people love living with them. However, there are many myths which are perpetuated that Guinea Pigs have to work against. There is a belief that a Guinea Pig is a good tool for teaching young children about responsibility – however, whenever a mistake is made it is not the child that pays for it, it is the Guinea Pig. Guinea Pigs should never belong to a child, but should instead be a family pet. Some people believe Guinea Pigs smell bad, but the truth is that these guys are clean creatures that often get stuck into cages that are too small for them and are not cleaned adequately by their very young caregivers. Also, many believe they are a good pet for a child because they are easier than a cat or a dog, but in reality they need a steady and consistent supply of fresh greens and fruits! Additionally, they need to be out of their cages on the floor exercising and playing at least one hour a day. Do you have space in your heart for the big responsibility that comes with caring for a Guinea Pig? There are times when two animals find comfort and joy in a permanent relationship. These pets may have always been together, might be siblings, or may have become bonded here at the shelter. Whatever the reason might be, we understand that these special friends should always be together. If a pet is a “Perfect Pair” then they must be adopted with their partner. “Perfect Pairs” have special adoption fees which make it easier for families to make a commitment to the pair. Listen to this week’s interview at the link below for more info about Sauna and Phoebe and other animals waiting for their forever homes who are available from the Humane Society of Huron Valley.
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The Humane Society of Huron Valley is open daily from 12 PM to 6 PM for adoptions. Their low adoption fees include spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations and a microchip I.D., call 734.662.5585 for information. Visit www.hshv.org for more information. HSHV serves all of Washtenaw County, providing: * Food, shelter and care for stray and unwanted animals * Adoption of companion animals * Full service veterinary clinic, including low cost spay/neuter services * 24 hour rescue of injured animals * Cruelty investigations * Trap, Neuter & Return Program (TNR) * Microchipping * Owner-requested euthanasia * Harbor program * Community outreach and education