What Do People Think About This? Is This Ok Or Not?

TheLottiediarys

Teenage Guinea Pig
Joined
May 7, 2017
Messages
537
Reaction score
444
Points
475
Location
East Midlands
So I've been contacting rescues trying to find my girl Baby a husband,

And one rescue said this:
'Those animals still waiting for their forever home really appreciate food, veg, hay & they lurve grass but not from the lawnmower which pulps it. If we have clean, sealed bags of piggy waste, we'd very much appreciate you taking a bag or two for your composter or black bin (cannot go in garden bin).'

I thought that was pretty bad, yes sure I might think 'can I bring you some food and veg to help out'
But it seemed almost guilt tripping behaviour, when I first read this is seemed like you have to bring them food,
But that doesn't bother me as much as the
'Please take our waste away for us'

I think it's pretty cheeky to ask people to take guinea pig waste away with them
Two BIN BAGS FULL?
Excuse me, but that's pretty bad?
I might offer to help but don't say I have to? Yeah maybe the wording is saying it's required but still?

I've never heard of a rescue asking people to do that?

What do people think?
Is it ok? Or not?
 

Flutterby

Anniversary Herd
Joined
Jul 5, 2014
Messages
31,454
Reaction score
29,597
Points
2,945
Location
Wigan, UK
Personally I think sometimes Rescues do need to be a little 'cheeky' in order to help the animals they look after.
 

Cavy Kung-Fu

Forum Donator 2019/20
Joined
Nov 9, 2015
Messages
4,895
Reaction score
5,241
Points
1,475
Location
Brighton, UK
That's really weird! Never heard of anything like that before. I understand the veggies and stuff but haven't heard of a place asking to take waste before.

Tbf I'd probably happily take the waste home to my bin and frequently give any hay/food/treats that the piggies don't like to any rescue who can make use of it.

When I hear my local piggy rescue lady is struggling I do get her some big bags of meadow hay but they're not too expensive from the farm shop where she gets it.

I suppose they all need the help as the number of piggies being abandoned seems to increase every year :(
 

TheLottiediarys

Teenage Guinea Pig
Joined
May 7, 2017
Messages
537
Reaction score
444
Points
475
Location
East Midlands
I understand and I know how hard some rescues find it,
But there's a difference between asking people if they would like to help by taking a away waste or bringing food,
And making it seem like they expect it from you when you visit.

I would be happy to bring rescue veg and hay and food when I visit, even if I don't leave with an animal because I understand they need the extra help,
But asking people to take away animal waste is a bit different?

And two bags of animal waste?
On top of my own animal waste?
I don't think I could even fit two bin bags full of waste in my car? And I'm not sure my mum would be okay with that anyway tbh.

I think it just put me off this rescue a little, so I was interested what other people thought
 

TheLottiediarys

Teenage Guinea Pig
Joined
May 7, 2017
Messages
537
Reaction score
444
Points
475
Location
East Midlands
Yeah i see where your coming from, because the wording doesn't say you have to,

But when I first read it it seemed a little off?

Also when I first spoke to the rescue they didn't say anything about this,
It was very chatty and relaxed
It was only after I had set a date to go up with my guinea pig that the tone of the messages change and It seemed to suddenly have some 'expectations'

I thought that was wrong as it seemed they threw it on me at the last minutes instead of being clear about it from the start :)
 

Cavy Kung-Fu

Forum Donator 2019/20
Joined
Nov 9, 2015
Messages
4,895
Reaction score
5,241
Points
1,475
Location
Brighton, UK
Yes it is a bit difficult, me personally I'd probably be okay with that. I suppose the only thing to consider is the piggies themselves rather than the rescue and if you feel like they expect you to do something and you don't want to just say no thanks or I can't. Or perhaps give them feedback and tell them how it sounds to you, it might help them if they knew that they were putting people off.
 

TheLottiediarys

Teenage Guinea Pig
Joined
May 7, 2017
Messages
537
Reaction score
444
Points
475
Location
East Midlands
Yes it is a bit difficult, me personally I'd probably be okay with that. I suppose the only thing to consider is the piggies themselves rather than the rescue and if you feel like they expect you to do something and you don't want to just say no thanks or I can't. Or perhaps give them feedback and tell them how it sounds to you, it might help them if they knew that they were putting people off.
A very good point,

I thought I would be interesting to know how other people viewed the statement :)
 
Top