Monday, April 6, 2009

We reached our goal!

We raised $366 this month!
We far surpassed our goal!

So far we've raised enough to pay for three months of Misha's bedding, three vet visits, three months of Destin and three months of hay and three months of veggies! (And now an extra month of veggies and bedding!)

Thank you so much to everyone who has fallen in love with this special little girl.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Meet Misha
from the MD rescue
Small Angels!

Misha is a beautiful Pink Eyed White peruvian guinea pig with a very sad story
. She came to the rescue from ae local animal rescue where her (at least) second owner had turned her in because she was moving. This owner found Misha at a yard sale, where she was discarded on a table of other unwanted items.

Since Sponsor a Guinea Pig has been doing so well with its fundraising, I thought we would aim high for this precious girl. Our fundraising goal for this month is $291, our most ambitious goal yet. This goal would pay for three months of Misha's monthly needs: a $20 vet visit, $40 in bedding, $15 in hay, $15 in veggies, and $7 for a tube of Destin each month so she doesn't get urine scald. If we don't meet our goal, any amount will help. And remember, Sponsor a Guinea Pig is Where a Dollar Makes a Difference!


It's a miracle Misha doesn't have a longer list of medical requirements. Misha had a severe urinary tract infection, cysts, and liver damage. Fortunately, the UTI cleared up with antibiotics, but those antibiotics caused her to stop eating and lose weight. Misha relied on the hand feeding of Small Angels fosters in order to recover. In addition, she has cysts on her side which are being observed and may need to be removed in the future. This will cause further financial strain to the rescue (and strain to Misha). The vet is delaying the procedure because of her poor health.

Misha's liver damage causes her to drink excessively, leading to excessive urination and incontinence. As a result, Misha's cage has to be cleaned every other day, leading to great expense for the rescue. Misha must be kept partly shaved and have an ointment applied daily to ensure she does not get urine scald.

Despite Misha's sad story, and poor health, she remains lively, active, and a joy to be around in the rescue-truly one of the pigs that remind rescuers why they began rescuing in the first place, and why this fundraising program exists. Plus, have you seen that adorable photo of her with the ponytail?
Please send checks with memo "Misha-SAGP" to

Small Angels Rescue

7501 Mayfair Ct.

Mt. Airy, MD 21771

(To donate by another method, please email