Someone is dumping dozens of guinea pigs in parks around Austin and nobody knows who or why
· · Jan 14, 2023 ·

You may have heard of the campaign in Austin, Texas to promote and preserve the eclectic, charming, unique style of that city — it's called "Keep Austin Weird."

Well, not to worry, Austin, you are still very, very weird:

An Austin nonprofit organization is asking for the public's help after dozens of guinea pigs were dumped along the Interstate 35 corridor.

Austin Guinea Pig Rescue told KXAN the organization is receiving frequent reports of animals in need of rescue and rehabilitation. Dumped guinea pigs have been found along I-35 and under highway bridges, within bathrooms at city parks and as far north as Round Rock, as well as down south near Buda.

Okay, two things: First of all, there's such a thing as a "guinea pig rescue" organization?

Second of all, who is doing this?

The authorities' best guess is a guinea pig breeder, which I didn't know was a thing.

Frisch said the organization suspects a guinea pig breeder is behind the high volume of neglected animals. AGPR is asking members of the public to keep an eye out for animals at these locations and to help catch and hold the guinea pigs until AGPR can step in.

They've also requested anyone behind the neglected animals reach out to AGPR and surrender all their animals with "no questions asked."

It's raining guinea pigs in Austin.


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