One of the highest values of Quarry Hill is the awareness that animals deserve to be treated with kindness, respect and compassion. Today, we saved the lives of two guinea pigs who were left in a closed house here, with no open windows and no food or water. They were abandoned by a squatter on the place.
We did not know they were there. When we discovered them in filth and a state of dehydration, we took them out and gave them food and water, air and fresh hay to burrow in. Today Robin (my cousin) and I took them to a sanctuary here in Vermont that specializes in Guinea Pigs and Turtles.
I am not going to give the name here so that the kind people who run it will not be pestered by the former "owner" of the guinea pigs!
No one who has ever treated an animal in such a way should ever be allowed to own a pet again.
I am deeply hoping that the guinea pigs will survive. They looked much better when I left them at the sanctuary and were eating and drinking.
Thanks to Lucy, who took them in, and I am so grateful that I had the chance to save these lives.