There are a lot of small animals looking for new homes in Maine

There are a lot of small animals looking for new homes in Maine

The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland says they are dealing with a large influx of small animals right now that need new homes.”I’ve been here a long time, almost 10 years, and I’ve never seen a busier season for small animals than what we are seeing right now,” said Jeana Roth, ARLGP Director of Community Engagement, on Wednesday. “Just this morning we welcomed 11 baby bunnies through our doors.”Roth says they have a lot of guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, birds and rabbits. That is in addition to the larger animals like dogs and cats. She says many people think that small animals are easier pets, but she stresses that small animals still need just as much care and attention as larger animals and many will need time outside of their cages. Featured petWednesday’s featured pet for March 30 was Ella, a 6-year-old guinea pig. That makes her an older guinea pig. She is very friendly with people and has done well with other guinea pigs in the past. For more information about Ella and all the other animals at the ARLGP and to learn about how to adopt or to schedule a visit, click here. WMTW has partnered with the ARLGP to highlight a different animal each week. Tune in at noon every Wednesday to meet a new pet looking for a home.

The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland says they are dealing with a large influx of small animals right now that need new homes.

“I’ve been here a long time, almost 10 years, and I’ve never seen a busier season for small animals than what we are seeing right now,” said Jeana Roth, ARLGP Director of Community Engagement, on Wednesday. “Just this morning we welcomed 11 baby bunnies through our doors.”

Roth says they have a lot of guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, birds and rabbits. That is in addition to the larger animals like dogs and cats.

She says many people think that small animals are easier pets, but she stresses that small animals still need just as much care and attention as larger animals and many will need time outside of their cages.

featured pet

Wednesday’s featured pet for March 30 was Ella, a 6-year-old guinea pig. That makes her an older guinea pig. She is very friendly with people and has done well with other guinea pigs in the past.

For more information about Ella and all the other animals at the ARLGP and to learn about how to adopt or to schedule a visit, click here.

WMTW has partnered with the ARLGP to highlight a different animal each week. Tune in at noon every Wednesday to meet a new pet looking for a home.

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