Update 9/20/10: Farley is now being sponsored by Animal Friends Rescue Project. Contact AFRP for more information about this fun bunny.
Farley is a friendly little mini-rex boy with the ultra-soft coat rexes are famous for. He looks to be about 9 months old. He is looking forward to having a loving, bunny-proofed home where he can run and play.
Farley will need to be neutered before going home with his new family (included in the shelter adoption fee). Contact Salinas Animal Services or Friendly Farms to learn more about this sweet boy. His shelter number is: A058927.
Update 9/15/10: Fred and his two lovely children are now being sponsored by North Star Rescue. Please contact them for more information about adopting rats.
This adorable little rat family recently arrived at the Salinas shelter. Fred is the doting father, snuggling with his son BamBam and daughter Pebbles.
Visit the Rattie Ratz website for more information on caring for rats.
Contact Salinas Animal Services to adopt these wonderful companion rats.
Update 8/25/10: Fern is now being sponsored by Animal Friends Rescue Project. Visit her at Posh Pets in Pacific Grove. Call the store or email Kelly for more information about this sweet bunny.
Fern is a cute and chubby little dwarf mix girl. She is okay with being handled, and loves her greens! We guess her age to be about 1 1/2 years old.
Fern will need to be spayed as a condition of adoption (included in the shelter adoption fee). For more information on how to care for rabbits, please go to the House Rabbit Society website.
Fern’s shelter number at Salinas Animal Services is: A058876. You can meet her at the shelter Monday thru Saturday, noon until 5pm. Contact the shelter or Friendly Farms to learn more about her.
Update 8/25/10: Fiora is now being sponsored by the Rabbit Haven in Santa Cruz. Contact Heather for more information about this gorgeous young girl.
Fiora is an adorable little girl, only about 3 months old. We’re not sure if her ears are going to lop or not. She’s definitely got some eating to do to grow into them!
Fiora can go home with a loving family now, but she will need to come back to the shelter to be spayed in a couple of months. Her adoption fee of $131 includes a $75 refundable deposit that will be returned after she has had her spay surgery.
Fiora is living at Salinas Animal Services. Her shelter number is: A058819. Contact the shelter or Friendly Farms for more information about this darling bunny.
Update 9/1/10: Barry is now being sponsored by Animal Friends Rescue Project. Please contact them for more information on this sweet boy.
Barry is a very cute young bunny boy! He was a little thin when he arrived at the shelter, but is spending plenty of time eating, so he should fill out nicely soon.
Barry will do very well with a family who will bunny-proof some rooms for him so he can run and do binkies. Like all bunnies, he needs lots of time with his humans, as well as fresh grass hay, water, green veggies, and pellets everyday. He will need to be neutered as a condition of adoption (included in the shelter adoption fee).
Contact Monterey County Animal Services or Friendly Farms to learn more about this adorable little boy. His shelter number is: A099431.
Update 8/25/10: All the guinea pigs have been adopted or have gone to rescues. Contact us here at Friendly Farms if you are interested in adopting a guinea pig, and we will help you to find the right match for your family.
Update 8/17/10: Several area rescues and shelters have joined together to take many of these piggies. A big THANK YOU goes to Northstar Rescue for coordinating with rescues and shelters and providing transportation. The Salinas shelter still has a couple of cuties available for adoption. Visit them Monday – Saturday, noon until 5 pm.
18 guinea pigs were left in a box in the Salinas Animal Services night drop kennels this past weekend. They all appear to be healthy, though a few have minor scratches from the fear and confusion of a night spent packed together in a box, listening to the frightened cats and dogs in the kennels around them. One of the girls gave birth that night, and, sadly, the babies were all trampled and did not survive.
The guinea pigs range in age from just-weaned babies to adults. Most of them are girls. As you can see from their pictures, they sport a variety of coat colors.
Guinea pigs are very social animals and do best in pairs or groups. They need a large, clean living space, fresh grass hay, vegetables, pellets, and water daily. They must have a source of vitamin C everyday to prevent scurvy. Frequent socializing is important (at least once a day), and vet care as soon as they show a change in appetite, runny stools, or lethargy. They need a vet who knows their special physiology. We recommend the Avian and Exotic Clinic of the Monterey Peninsula.
Here are some links to information about their care:
For more information about adopting one or more of these darling guinea pigs into your family, contact Salinas Animal Services or Friendly Farms.
Update 9/24/10: Wiggles is now being sponsored by Animal Friends Rescue Project. Please contact AFRP for more information about this great rabbit.
Hello! My name is Wiggles because of my wiggly bunny nose! I am a very handsome mini-lop boy, as you can see from my picture! I was a family pet before I came to the shelter, and I am used to lots of cuddles and attention. If you want to hold me and snorgle in my fur, that is okay with me! I already know that humans like to do silly things like that, and I don’t mind.
Wiggles has been neutered. He is available for adoption from Salinas Animal Services, where his shelter number is: A058433. For more information about this sweet boy, contact Friendly Farms or the shelter.
Update 8/25/10: Fae is now being sponsored by Animal Friends Rescue Project. Visit her at Posh Pets in Pacific Grove. Call the store or email Kelly for more information about this adorable bunny.
Fae is a cute-as-a-button little Holland lop girl. She likes being stroked, and then runs off about her bunny business when she has had enough attention. She is quite a charmer!
Fae has been spayed and is ready to go to a loving home. She is waiting for you at Salinas Animal Services, where her shelter number is: A058204. Contact the shelter or Friendly Farms for more information about this darling girl.
Update 8/25/10: Francis is now being sponsored by Animal Friends Rescue Project. Visit her at Posh Pets in Pacific Grove. Call the store or email Kelly for more information about this darling bunny .
Francis is a cute little girl currently living at the Salinas shelter. Her fur was a little sunburned when she came in, but is now becoming lustrous and black, with a few red highlights.
Like all young bunny girls, Francis loves to explore, munch her hay, see what you are up to and take a few strokes, and then go play. She is looking for a home where she can have a quiet corner to call her own when she feels like being alone.
Francis has been spayed. Her shelter number is: A057968. She can be seen at Salinas Animal Services Tuesday – Saturday, noon until 5 pm. Contact the shelter or Friendly Farms to learn more about this sweet girl.