Humane Society of Elmore County News – 22 Oct ‘12
While the vast majority of our intake is dogs and cats, we do also receive the occasional small pet like Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Ferrets, Hamsters, Mice, Rats, Gerbils, Birds, etc. In most cases these pets were purchased to teach a child responsibility and are brought to us when the child has lost interest in the pet and is not taking care of it. We have to wonder what kind of lesson is being taught to these children when the solution is ‘getting rid of’ that pet? Of course, we would agree that turning the pet into a shelter or re-homing it is a better solution than for the pet to be ignored, not cared for or discarded in an inhumane manner.