Two cats, guinea pig abandoned at Woodbridge pet store
WOODBRIDGE — Police are working to identify the people who abandoned a guinea pig and two cats at PetSmart store this week.
The guinea pig was left with a note from its family at the store on St. Georges Avenue on Nov. 23. The day before Thanksgiving, two cats were found in a box, police said.
The note says that the guinea pig was named "Oreo" and its family was moving.
"Please take me, looking for a loving family," the note says.
The Woodbridge Animal Group, which provides support for the homeless animals in the care of the Woodbridge Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center, said that they are working with the property managers and police to review security footage to determine who left the animals.
A representative of the Woodbridge Animal Center on Saturday said all three animals are doing well.
Oreo is available for adoption while the cats are waiting for a vet to clear them medically and to spay them.
The group pointed out that pet stores are not shelters and that surrender fees can be waived if there is a financial concern. Shelters also are staffed 24 hours a day.
In August, the Edison Animal Shelter reported that a woman left kittens in onion bags at the Whole Foods on at least four occasions.
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