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Hollister Story Unfolds
Hollister Guinea Pig Rescue

This album is a chronological unfolding as the pigs were moved from Hollister and the Peninsula Humane Society. The names are withheld to protect the innocent?
Date(s): July 15, 2002. 1 - 15 of 130 Total. 9904 Visits.
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Hollister Shelter
This is where they were at the Hollister Shelter. The 6 cages to the left were rooster cages. Other cages were stacked and piled in the gated locker and covered with a plastic tarp. Hollister in the heat wave we were having at the time caused heat exhaustion in some of the workers. 100+ degrees F.

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The Peninsula Humane Society
This is the space we have to work with. It's fondly referred to as the barn. It's really more like storage for a few hay bales, a small, walk-in closet for more storage, a couple of small chicken coops (small closet size) and a patio area with screening around it to block some sun.

PHS cleaned out the hay storage area for us to make it more livable. But we still have cages stacked to the gills. It makes it very cumbersome to clean and feed the piggers. But, it's cool and dry and yet warm at night and secure. So we are definitely working with what we have!

There is about a 30 degree difference in temperature. Much cooler. It's right next to the bay. The wind surfers park within a two minute walk!

"The four doors on the left are where..."
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First group of pigs arrive
There were two groups of pigs that arrived the first afternoon. Volunteers went to Hollister and drove them the 1 and 1/2 hours up to San Mateo.

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Cage building begins
We made two 2x6 grid C&C cages for the main 'barn' area.

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Grids are snapped together
Another sheet of black Coroplast stands by.

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First cage installed

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Another view of first cage

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Bedding added

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Grids added for 2nd cage
"I used live near this area and have ..."
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Coroplast dropped in

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Whoops. Cut the extra off.

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Starting to outfit the cages
Food bowls to start.
"I also use c&c cages and my cavy lov..."
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Dividers added
Using cable ties.

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More cage work

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C&C cages in place
"those gp are very very lucky to live..."
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