In the first meeting of what will become a monthly occurrence, Orange County Cavy Haven (www.cavyhaven.org/) joined together with the Bunny Bunch (www.bunnybunch.org) to put on an adoption event at the Burrow in Fountain Valley, CA. Pigs, bunnies, and people all combined for a fun and informative afternoon for everyone involved.
One of the highlights of the day was a full grooming demo for long-haired piggies – brushing, combing, and trimming the hair, as well as clipping the nails – which leaves the pigs clean and comfortable and their owners satisfied that their fuzzy family members are well taken care of.
Each month, OCCH and the Bunny Bunch will try to conduct a demo of interest to piggy people so that, even if you’re not ready or even looking to adopt a rescued animal, you can still come, enjoy the day, and learn something new about these lovable creatures.
In the course of the afternoon, three guinea pigs were adopted and left to be with their new families, and two more were placed on hold until the application came in the following day. OCCH does not do same-day adoptions so, if you’re interested in taking a pig home from one of these events, you will need to submit the adoption application for approval at least a week in advance. You can get an application by e-mailing OCCH at email@example.com.
The venue was a lot of fun because people could wander around and look at all the animals, including some very adorable bunnies.
And many people brought their pigs and bunnies just to enjoy the day and to avail themselves of the grooming services.
We also had several new volunteers show up and it’s always great to welcome new members to the OCCH family. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, or if you’d like to become a foster parent to one or more of our pigs, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you at next month’s event – which is February 9 from noon-3pm. There will be a Valentine’s Day spa and photo booth, so bring your piggies for their holiday photos!! (Please mention OCCH at the photo booth.)