Some thoughts about P@H

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sandra turpin

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I have read on the forum that it would be best to adopt piggies from a rescue rather than P@H. Where I do agree mostly I was thinking that if everyone did that then what would happen to the piggies up for adoption at the P@H stores. A lot of GP owners may not come onto the forum and not know about the rescue centres. For those owners who can no longer look after their pets, for whatever reason, the only option they know of is taking them to P@H or to sell them using various methods.

I live in Grangemouth and my nearest rescue is in Argyll. If it hadn't been for the forum I wouldn't have known that or that these rescues even existed. I bought Snowball at 8/9 weeks old and adopted Basil, both from P@H. I wonder what would happen to some of the animals if P@H didn't offer their adoption service.

A girl I know who works there was telling me that a couple of kids turned up at the shop as it was closing with a Syrian hamster. It was too late to take the hamster in. Rather than send them away the girl took it home with her as she was worried about what might happen to it if she sent the kids away.

I do feel sad when I go into the shop though and see the pets up for adoption because I know they have been taken out of the environment they have been used to and may be missing cuddles, exercise etc. Sorry didn't mean to go on for so long
 

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My daughter bought her 2 piggies from P@H. If she hadn't done I would never have had to pig sit and would probably never have been introduced to them. I now have 8 piggies, all from rescues.
 
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