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What a Pip!

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Posted: Sunday, March 4, 2012 12:01 am | Updated: 3:49 pm, Thu Oct 3, 2013.

Who's the perfect companion when you're short on space but big on love? A pocket-sized pal, of course.

Pip is an adult guinea pig with a silky soft tan-and-white coat and a sweet disposition. Although she can be a bit shy when making new friends, it only takes a little time and reassurance before Pip will calmly rest in your embrace. Treat her to a baby carrot and you'll have a friend for life.

Pip was brought to the shelter in December when it was quickly discovered that she was pregnant. After giving birth to two babies, Pip was welcomed into the league's foster care program where she was provided a loving environment to nurse her newborns. Now that her mommy duties are over, Pip is back at the shelter and ready to be spoiled by a loving family of her own.

Pip is available for adoption today at our off-site adoption center, That Fish Place, That Pet Place, 237 Centerville Road. Off-site adoption hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and 3-7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Many of our available animals at the Humane League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Highway East, can also be viewed online at humaneleague.com. Regular shelter hours are 3-8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and noon-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The shelter is closed Wednesday and Sunday. Call the league at 393-6551.

From Feb. 21-27, the league received 34 dogs and 54 cats. Thirty dogs and 49 cats were adopted; four stray dogs and one stray cat were reclaimed by their owners. One dog and five cats were transferred to other rescue organizations. Previously featured cat Tezia has been adopted.

Our annual "Henry C. Brandt Memorial Wags & Whiskers: An Evening in Paradise" will be held April 20. Proceeds from this fun, casual, cocktail-style party will go to the Animal Rescue Fund, which provides shelter, care and medical treatment for homeless and abused animals that are brought to the league. Visit our website to purchase tickets.

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