Justice for Rosita, the Abandoned Guinea Pig

Target: Jerry Moran, Kansas senator

Goal: Punish the accused individual for cruelly abandoning a small animal in a mailbox.

A Kansas woman found a live guinea pig in her mailbox just a few days ago. The rodent must have been terrified, stuck in a small metal box with nothing familiar around. Guinea pigs are often skittish as it is, given that they’re prey animals this is understandable. Someone intentionally left a live creature in a random mailbox, and that action should not go unpunished.

Guinea pigs are social animals and should almost never be kept alone, yet it would appear that that’s exactly what life was like for little Rosita, as she has been named by the shelter she’s now in the care of. The person who abandoned her could have easily brought her to that shelter, yet instead she was left in a strange dark place. The Lyon county sheriff’s department says they have located a suspect and she will likely face only misdemeanor charges. This is unacceptable, animal cruelty needs to be taken seriously. Sign this petition to punish the person who abandoned Rosita.


Dear Senator Moran,

An innocent creature was cruelly abandoned and the police don’t seem to be taking it seriously. Rosita, the guinea pig was left in a random mailbox. She is now being cared for in a shelter but what if the person whose home she was left at had been on vacation? She would have been trapped in a small metal box with no food or water for days, possibly weeks. The sheriff’s department has located the person who they believe committed this act, yet they expect she will only face misdemeanor charges.

This is a dangerous precedent. Animal cruelty and neglect must be taken seriously, since they cannot speak for themselves. Their lives are worthy of protection and the threat of misdemeanor charges is not enough to keep people from harming them. In this case the animal survived but the next pet may not be so lucky. Please use your considerable power in the Kansas government to find justice for someone utterly powerless, Rosita the guinea pig.


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  1. Margrit Simons says:

    How can anyone be so cruel to defenseless animals!

  2. Frances Raab says:

    Pain and suffering is not measured by the size or the creature, and everyone knows that. Including the sadist who did this.

  3. Cynthia Mattera says:

    Oh, that is so mean!!!Glad Rosita is now safe! Yes, the person who did this needs to be held accountable!!!

  4. Marjorie Coey says:

    Thank goodness someone found this little one.

    They are pretty sensitive…hope Rosita has a happy new home.’

  5. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    Every single creature feels pain, abandonment, loss, hunger and dehydration, so Rosita is no different.
    If the Sheriffs office know who did this act of extreme cruelty, then that perpetrator should be made to face the consequence of their stupidly cruel actions.
    This needs to be nipped in the bud right now, or these types of cruelties will continue in number or even more heinous torture.

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