When a woman from Emporia, Kansas went out to check her mail late last week, she never expected to find a frightened little guinea pig huddled in the back. The woman was shocked with whomever left the helpless little guy – no water and no food, and for a moment she thought maybe the little one had somehow become lost. Hey, one never knows with the odd ways rescuers have reported saving pets and the strange predicaments they somehow manage to find themselves trapped.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrived and as the tiny lost soul cuddled in the deputy’s arm, who couldn’t fall for a little one so adorable? And the little guinea pig was taken to the Emporia Animal Shelter where staff members named her Rosita – because of her very red eyes. After her veterinarian visit, Rosita was given a clean bill of health and fortunately suffered no issues from her scary mailbox prison.
As it turned out, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stated Rosita was deliberately abandoned in the mailbox, and her owner now faces animal cruelty charges:
“21-6412. Cruelty to animals.
(a) Cruelty to animals is:
(2) knowingly abandoning any animal in any place without making provisions for its proper care;”
This lucky little pet will be available for adoption as soon as the case against her owner is adjudicated.
(Photos of guinea pig via Lyon County Sheriff’s Office)
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