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Pet Corner: Cucumber

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Name: Cucumber
Location: Springfield; Dakin Humane Society
Breed: Guinea pig
Gender: Male
Age: 2 years
Color: Brown and White

Cucumber was found in a box outside of Dakin one morning a few weeks ago, and he’s been available for adoption for some time now. This fellow is a real keeper…he’s super friendly, loves being handled, and makes little purring noises when he’s happy! He’ll be a delightful addition to any home. Cucumber enjoys his “out of cage” time and being cuddled, so get ready to fall in love with this special boy.

Guinea pig facts/tips:

  • Guinea pigs are known for their vocalizations. They often squeak with delight when their favorite humans enter the room
  • Their diet consists mostly of pellet food, but also should include leafy greens and some vegetables and fruits
  • They rarely bite, but can nip if mishandled or fear a threatening animal
  • Once your pig is used to you (and being handled), you can let him play in a small room for daily exercise. Be sure to remove electrical wires and other hazards that he might chew on
  • Be sure to remove soiled bedding, droppings and stale food from the cage daily

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Events/Other Topics

Paws & Pints at the Brew Barn – Saturday, August 24 at 12pm in Phillipston, MA

Join us for the first annual Paws & Pints at the Brew Barn in Phillipston, MA. This is a kid-friendly end of summer event that you can enjoy with the whole family – dogs included! A special thanks goes to our hosts: Moon Hill Brewing Co. and Red Apple Farm for supporting our mission of helping pets in need and the people who love them. Activities and features include:

  • Tie-dye a doggie bandana for your best friend
  • Face painting
  • Pet caricatures
  • Live music
  • Raffle
  • Lawn games like cornhole, ring toss and can jam
  • Hayrides

Learn more about the event here >>

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