One afternoon, a woman in Kansas went out to check her mail, opened her mailbox, and saw a small guinea pig snuggled up inside, visibly terrified.
The guinea pig had been abandoned inside the mailbox, with no food, drink, or anything else. The woman who discovered her quickly contacted the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, which dispatched a deputy to pick up the odd delivery. They couldn’t tell if the guinea pig had gotten lost and found her way inside the mailbox on her own or if she had been abandoned at first.
The Emporia Animal Shelter took up the lovely little guinea pig after it was rescued. Because of her bright red eyes, the guinea pig has been dubbed Rosita by the shelter staff. Despite her time inside the mailbox, she was examined by a local veterinarian, who found that she is a young adult who is perfectly healthy.
Rosita was purposefully left inside the mailbox, and charges are presently pending against the individual responsible.
Rosita will be placed on hold at the shelter while charges are pending, but she should be eligible for adoption after that. Rosita was extremely fortunate to be discovered in that mailbox before it was too late, and she now has a second shot at finding a loving forever home.