Last Thursday, six guinea pigs were discovered in a trash can behind a building on the 2900 block of Knox Place, SE. Two of the animals were found dead inside a broken and filthy cage, one of the deceased guinea pigs was pregnant. It appears the animals died due to starvation, mite infestation, and dehydration.
Luckily the Washington Humane Society was able to rescue the rest of the abandoned guinea pigs. We now need the public’s help to find the person or persons who threw these innocent creatures in the garbage. WHS is offering a $1000 reward for justice.
WHS officials are asking anyone with information to contact the Humane Law Enforcement department at 202-BE HUMANE. Calls are confidential and a reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators of this crime. The reward is made possible through a special fund called the JUSTICE FUND which WHS set up for this purpose. Donations to this fund are accepted.