Just off Business 121 on the north side of 35E, we are the road just after DG Collision on your right.
PLUS: Texas Rustlers and All Ears now have a snail mail address if you need to send letters or donations.
Texas Rustlers Guinea Pig Rescue or All Ears Rabbit Rescue
PO Box 126
Lewisville, TX 75067
This year we are trying some new fun fundraisers. We've got our first ever Texas Rustlers Guinea Pig Rescue Calendar featuring beautiful pictures of the piggies at the rescue. For $18 plus tax you can pick the calendar up at the rescue store, after December 15th! If you need to have the calendar shipped there is a $5 fee for shipping. To order, click the button below and in the special instructions add your shipping address and mention that you would like a calendar.
Success Story - Adopted Pals for Timothy!
"Our Timothy and the babies immediately liked each other. I knew they would be friends when, after several minutes, the two babies had wandered over to one side of the play pen, and Timothy scampered over there and nosed them aside so he could lie down exactly between them. Whenever possible all three of them like to be in a little huddle."
Purchase Mary Kay products
from Carla Pruett, mention "Texas Rustlers" in the comments box, and 40% of your purchase is donated to help the piggies!
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We can use your old NEWSPAPERS to line piggy cages. Please drop off at the Rescue on Saturdays 9am-5pm.
Surrendering / Giving Up Your Guinea Pig *Please, do not dump your piggy anywhere. Releasing a piggy to the great outdoors is a death sentence, or a cruel way to bring starvation and painful illness!
*Guinea pigs given “free to good home” or dropped off at city animal control centers often become snake food or end up in animal testing facilities!
*Other options for placement would be to advertise your guinea pig(s) for adoption, always with an adoption fee.(We suggest about $25-35.) Please exercise care when selecting a new home for your piggy(s). Never advertise them for free. *Advertiseusing the following suggested Internet sites:
Please, do not dump your piggy anywhere. Releasing a piggy to the great outdoors is a death sentence, or a cruel way to bring starvation and painful illness!
See Darwin’s and Max’s stories below:
DARWIN came to us from Flower Mound animal services on Saturday October 18 2003. He was found beside Grapevine Lake sitting atop of his shavings with his pellets. Officers said it looked like someone had tipped him out of his cage, wood shavings, pellets, and all. Who ever did this valued the cage more than his life, as they took it with them.
Darwin was in a terrible state he was caked in dead skin that had formed a hard crust, he had sores, and lesions caused by scratching, and was obviously in a lot of pain. We treated him with Revolution, and provided around the clock care with critical care, fluids, and pain medication until our vet could see him on Tuesday. She confirmed our initial diagnosis of Mange mites. He was treated with injectable invermectin and was bathed to remove some of the excess of dead skin cells. He was in a great deal of discomfort, and cried out in pain while scratching. He scratched himself so severely that we wrapped his body in vetwrap to prevent further damage. It is very hard to comfort him, as the only place that we can touch him without hurting him is the bridge of his nose, which he likes to have rubbed. His treatment included baths every 3 days, and pain medication 3 times a day. It is hard to believe that any human being would deliberately desert an animal that was so obviously in need of help.
Max, died 1-22-03
MAX came to us August 30th 2002 from a local animal shelter who had found him washed up beside a creek, obviously let loose by his previous owner. He was incredibly lucky to survive. He did however suffer constant respiratory problems and chronic sinusitis and our vet tried unsuccessfully with 5 different antibiotics to get him well. On 1-22-03 he took a turn for the worse and developed a chronic ear infection and was so sick we had to put him to sleep. He was such a cheerful little chap, he loved to run around, eat tomatoes and hide out in paper lunch sacks. That was the one of the hardest things we have ever had to do and we feel so sad that we couldn’t save him as he was a real trooper. Rest in peace little guy we will love and remember you always.
We are saving to buy a small animal nebulizer to help all piggies that come through our doors. It will help to treat piggies with hypothermia, upper respiratory problems, heart failure, and asthma.
Nebulizer Update - Thank you to everyone who has donated to Max’s nebulizer fund. I would like to announce that both Texas Rustler locations are now fully equipped with nebulizers. I would also like to thank Judi Lainer from the Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue in Springfield, Va. who gave us the information we needed to buy and set up the units.
Here is one of the units ready for use. It is a Devilbliss pulmo-aide Model #5650D. To make the unit suitable for use on small animals, I attached the mouthpiece to a Rubbermaid storage container. For detailed instructions please see http://homepage.mac.com/nalyne/nebulizer/PhotoAlbum30.html