I was told by a reliable source that this woman is trying to find individual homes for these chins rather than surrender them to all one place. She has been letting everyone breed at will and even though she seems to love the chins, that is just so irresponsible. She is breeding whites with whites and so forth, so who ever takes these chins, expect health issues down the road.
I thought about fostering but know if it came time to let them go to another home it would break my heart. I'm still on the wait for my adoption to come through but get to visit Sunday. I'm so excited!
Post by chichismama on Apr 2, 2011 11:37:48 GMT -5
i didn't speak with her again, out side of last week, but a few people have. and her story has changed. first she didn't want money. then she wanted 25.00. now i hear she is giving what she has left to her sister to foster until she gets on her feet. she said her "shrink told her to get them". apparently, letting them breed until the cows come home is some type of therapy for her...i agreed to take a little boy that was missing a limb, during birth--i think the mother died during birth as well. the entire time she talked, i sat on the phone with my mouth gaped open. poor chinnies.
Goodness, this is all so sad, silly woman...at least there are a few of you guys over that way trying to help. Makes me angry that there are so many irresponsible people out there like this, but make me smile that there are so many people like us doing our best to help chinchillas
Post by feistychins on Apr 2, 2011 16:58:39 GMT -5
i didn't speak with her again, out side of last week, but a few people have. and her story has changed.
This can happen in rescue. You try to help someone, but your never really sure how bad the situation is. I have picked up chins when the person made it sound like life or death, then I get there and the chin looks great, but they just didn't want them anymore.
Others, I think everything is fine and the chins are in horrible shape. You learn to expect anything good and bad when helping rescues.
I was told this woman was very casual about the fact that she has all these chins in together and they just kept breeding and popping out babies. They are related and some colors are lethal to breed together. She didn't seem to think it was a big deal.
Very frustrating and just really, really sad for the chins who are the ones who suffer for it.
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The poor chins. I hope people will get them out, and I hope her sister will find somewhere safe for them to go, so she doesn't get them back to keep breeding them. ugh It is a hard position for her to be in, that's for sure.
This can happen in rescue. You try to help someone, but your never really sure how bad the situation is.
Sheesh! I see that now. I talk to people all the time about their chinchillas. If I see an ad on CL, I usually send them a message and direct them here or that other site. But she really stood out to me. It was quite a bazaar conversation. Real hoarder potential--oh, yeah, she breeds dogs, too.
Post by feistychins on Apr 3, 2011 23:29:42 GMT -5
My fear with this situation is that if her sister takes them, then the chins circumstances won't change.
The chins will be in the same cages, most likely paired the same way, eating the same diet (I don't know if it's good or bad) and they will be treated the same way because, of course, this woman will tell her sister what to do.
It won't change the cycle or give the chins a chance at a new life.
Yeah, that's true. I guess I'm hoping that secretly she thinks her sister has a problem, but she probably won't say anything. ugh It is times like these I wish we could collectively visit the sister in her dreams to convince her she needs to send these chins to a rescue and get her sister help. Somehow I don't think a therapist told this woman to breed chinchillas. She probably told her to get A pet, so that the woman would feel like she had a purpose in life, you know, like she is the only person that can truly care for her one pet. Too bad no one can contact her therapist.