Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Meet Barack
from the WA rescue

Cavy Companions!

Barack is an adorable, presidential pig! He is five to six years old and came to this small, home-based rescue from a local shelter. He had no where else to go. Barack was severely impacted, was missing a front tooth, had overgrown bottom front teeth, and had bumblefoot on all four of his feet-his bumblefoot will never fully heal. Barack was starving because his overgrown molars covered his tongue so he couldn't eat. His nails were growing upward, his fur was matted with feces, and he smelled absolutely horrible.

Barack will need to be cleaned out every day for the rest of his life, and he gets medication daily for the pain in his feet. He must be on fleece 24/7 because of his foot pain. The poor guy has a fused ankle joint, and as a result he will never be able to use this foot normally.

A direct quote from the rescue: "Despite the suffering and neglect he had been through, he is one of the sweetest guinea pigs I've ever taken in. Because no one paid attention to him, he craves being held and will close his eyes while I stroke him. He is very gentle and needs a lot of my time to help him trust that he will be taken care of. It's a miracle that he survived this long."

We are hoping to raise $239 for Barack-enough for one molar and incisor trimming.

Please help us keep this boy's smile picture-perfect!


Justin said...

Hi, I'm trying to make a donation but receive an error:

We cannot process this transaction because there is a problem with the PayPal email address supplied by the seller. Please contact the seller to resolve the problem. If this payment is for an eBay listing, you can contact the seller via the "Ask Seller a Question" link on the listing page. When you have the correct email address, payment can be made at

Once corrected I will happily donate.

S.B. said...

Hi Justin, thanks so much for letting me know. The issue is fixed!


MapleOwl18 said...

Are you guys still sending out newletters? The last one I got was May 25th. No July one.

S.B. said...

Hi MapleOwl18-I just sent one out yesterday-sorry for the delay!