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Allen County animal shelter closing for the vacation season

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — A newly open up animal shelter is closing its doors for the holiday break time.

“We never assume this (guinea pig) is an correct reward for Christmas,” 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 found in northeast Allen County, just north of the Leo-Cedarville area. The no-kill shelter houses guinea pigs, rabbits, and other modest animals.

Due to the fact its grand opening in August, the shelter has served 75 guinea pigs, 36 of which have been adopted. A rat and two rabbits ended up also adopted.

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

“These [guinea pigs] can live six to eight many years,” Cassel said. “This is a commitment. This is not just a reward, it is not a toy. This is a living creature that desires to be taken care of nicely for its life time.”

If you are considering about adopting a guinea pig or one more animal officials with the shelter recommend you to do your investigation 1st.

“Guinea pigs are remarkable,” stated Tara Humphrey, Max Cavie’s Guinea Pig Haven vice president. “But they require a whole lot of care so it is essential to know what they have to have and do the investigate just before. We want to locate these animals their for good households.”

When the shelter will be closed for the month of December these seeking to adopt however have time.

For those people wanting to adopt from the shelter, head to Max Cavie’s Guinea Pig Haven web page and fill out an application. When there you can also see what animals are up for adoption and make an appointment to come and see the available animals.

The shelter will be owning a fundraiser and reward on Saturday, Dec. 4. For $20 people can arrive to the shelter and get specialist Xmas images with Santa. There will also be a bake sale and no cost gifts for the first 40 folks who routine an appointment by emailing,

Officials say there are other courses in the works together with a application that will permit young children to come read through to the guinea pigs as very well as a pigs and pint fundraiser in Auburn.

The shelter will be again open in January.