Pet Store Chinchilla
cute little guy came very close to being euthanized, thanks to the ignorance
or negligence of a major chain pet store. What we were told, is that
they put him in the same cage as a rabbit. The rabbit attacked the chinchilla
damaging a rear leg badly enough that the store was going to have him
destroyed. Fortunately, a vet tech, who worked for the vet where the
animal was taken, intervened and managed to save the young chinchilla.
We don't know all of the details about what happened, but are grateful
that this chin was given to our rescue group in hopes that he would find
a home. One of our members fell in love with this little guy and has
given him a wonderful home. He has some scarring and nerve damage on
one rear foot, but it doesn't seem to slow him down at all. He is a speed
demon in his exercise wheel and has been known to chase a cat while in
his exercise ball.