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Petline 9: Ecru and Swiss, Adoptable Guinea Pigs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - Two small friends from the Montgomery County Humane Society visited 9News at noon on Thursday. Ecru and Swiss are guinea pigs, and both are ready to find their forever homes.

Here's what Ecru, a 6-month-old white and brown female, wants potential adopters to know:

Hey! I'm a major cutie, don'tcha think? And I'm friendly to boot! I like kids and don't mind being handled. I also like being let out of the cage every once in a while to run around. I've spent most of my life with cagemates and gotten along with them great, so adopt a same-gender friend for me too! I promise I'd be a wonderful little member of your family.

Swiss, also six months of age, is a solid black charmer who's eager to join a loving home:

5 Ways to Help the Animals of Hurricane Sandy

5 Ways to Help the Animals of Hurricane Sandy

When Hurricane Sandy struck the coast at the end of October it did damage that hit the news channels around the globe. The 80 mile per hour winds took lives, did billions of dollars in damage, and left thousands of people homeless. Many people are aware of the human impact of this tragedy, but few know about how the animals were in impacted in the area. As it turns out, many pets were lost, displaced, injured, and separated from their families.

“There is an element of tragedy here that many people have not even heard about and it is all the animals that have been impacted,” explains Robert Misseri, president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization dedicated to helping animals in need. “What we try to do is help raise awareness and to help as many animals as we can, but we really need the support of others in order to be more successful at our mission.”

Pet Of The Week: Shakespeare

Pet Of The Week: Shakespeare

Looking to adopt a new friend? The Washington Animal Rescue League has a new pet of the week named Shakespeare.

 Shakespeare is an 8-year-old male Chihuahua mix who has gone from comedy to tragedy in a few short weeks. Picked up as a stray on the streets of DC, this little boy arrived at the Washington Animal Rescue League shy and timid. But thanks to the efforts of the League’s dedicated staff and volunteers, plus interaction with shelter visitors, he’s blossomed into quite the social butterfly. He eagerly solicits attention and affection and will willingly climb into a lap if it’s offered. Like tales by the Bard of Avon, Shakespeare isn’t really appropriate for young children but would love a quiet home with adults who appreciate classics like him.

Celebrity Pets Come To D.C.

Celebrity Pets Come To D.C.

Socialize with celebrity animals tonight at the 15th annual Pet Night on Capitol Hill reception featuring the adorable Jack Russell Terrier, Uggie who starred in “The Artist” and “Buttercup” the cat from the popular novel and movie “The Hunger Games.”

This event, which takes place at the Cannon Caucus Room on First Street and Independence Avenue in D.C., coincides with the Cutest Pet on Capitol Hill election where members of Congress and Hill staffers have an opportunity to nominate their own pets to be the Cutest Pet on Capitol Hill.

For more information click here.

Annual Pet Party at Wheaton-Glenmont Pool

Annual Pet Party at Wheaton-Glenmont Pool

Calling all puppies!

The Montgomery County Department of Recreation will host its annual "Pooch Pool Party" on September 8 and 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Wheaton-Glenmont Pool located at 12621 Dalewood Drive.

The pool is opened only for dogs to swim with other dogs and Pre-registration is encouraged. On-site registration will be available.

 Registration is $10 per dog and owners must provide written proof of a current rabies vaccination and current dog license. 

For more information and an on-line registration, click here!