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Poughkeepsie Gerbil Rescue Fund

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The AGS was alerted to a new rescue taking place in Poughkeepsie, New York. The primary rescuer is Deana Tambascio Matero, who has been doing rescue for almost a decade now and thankfully we have her expertise on the front lines. However, she will be taking on a HUGE rescue, 61 gerbils and counting and MANY likely pregnancies. She's gathering photos and info now but we are already mobilizing for support. 

Our knowledge of this situation is still developing but we have a little back story. An elderly lady in her 70's went to the pet store two years ago and got "two girls". The store was only half right, with the obvious consequences. We are guessing she was able to kind of keep up with things by sorting as best she could and she's kept them successfully in fairly large groups. However, she has had some trouble differentiating their genders, so things have just gone on and on. Now she is unable to care for them all any more, which could be due to a health issue or just too many animals for her to manage at her age.

We will provide more details as they become available.


American Gerbil Society
Arthursburg, NY

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