POW: Pick One of The Fab Four Guinea Pigs! (Except Paul, He's Taken)

POW: Pick One of The Fab Four Guinea Pigs! (Except Paul, He’s Taken)

  • KCAC’s Adorable, Adoptable Pet of the Week is written by Tecla Metzel of Kane County Animal Control.
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What animal is known as a Cavia porcellus, originated in South America, has a short stubby body and large head, and was considered exotic enough at one time for Queen Elizabeth to own one?

If you answered “guinea pig” to all of the above, then you might be a guinea pig aficionado! And if you’re looking to adopt one or more of these amazing creatures, then look no further than Kane County Animal Control!

Originally found in a box in the pouring rain in downtown Batavia, KCAC initially took in four guinea pigs. Each one was named after a member of the Fab Four — Paul, George, John and Ringo.

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Fortunately, Paul has been adopted, which leaves Ringo, George and John, each one as sweet as the next. Ringo is the most social of the males and enjoys talking throughout the day.

George and John are still a bit shy and will need regular handling to help them work on their socialization skills, which shouldn’t take any time at all since guinea pigs are extremely sociable animals that enjoy living in small herds.

Although cavies have poor eyesight, their sense of smell and hearing are extremely acute. They also communicate with each other by making a variety of noises and sounds.

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Come in to Kane County Animal Control and join the cavi conversation!

KCAC Updates

  • Lucas, the happy go-lucky puppy pit bull, is waiting to make someone’s day.
  • Doris, the 3-year-old brown and white pit bull with the que sera, sera attitude is waiting for her forever family.
  • Renny, a 1-year-old lab/pit bull mix is still awaiting his forever family to adopt him so he can have some fun!
  • Long tall Sally, the brindle pit bull with a goofy grin, is still waiting for her Mustang family to adopt her.

How to Adopt

All Kane County Animal Control adoptable cats and dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped, up-to-date on all vaccines including rabies. They are tested for feline leukemia/FIV and heartworm. The adoption fee for dogs is $200 and $100 for cats.

For more information regarding Kane County Animal Control’s adoptable animals and for an adoption application, please go to www.kanecountypets.org.

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About Kane County Animal Control

Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 2.42.45 PMIt is the duty of the Animal Control Department to:

  • Ensure that all domesticated dogs and cats over 4 months of age are vaccinated against Rabies and have a Kane County Rabies Tag.
  • Ensure that all reported animal bites are given precautionary attention in relation to the possibility rabies infection.
  • Ensure that pet owners are instructed on proper procedures pertaining to animal bites and enforce adherence to these procedures.
  • Contain loose\stray dogs in unincorporated Kane County and those towns and villages with whom contracted.
  • Investigate nuisance dog complaints in unincorporated Kane County and those towns and villages with whom contracted.
  • Investigate complaints of neglected and\or abused dogs.

Visit the Kane County Animal Control website and Facebook page!