When a woman went to get the mail one morning in April, she never expected to find a guest!
This Lyon County resident opened her mailbox and it didn’t have any mail in it … but there was something else.
She spotted two glowing red eyes peering out at her from the darkness!
At first, she was a little stunned but then it came forward quickly, and the woman realized it was no threat at all.
No, in fact, it was an adorable brown-and-white guinea pig!
The poor thing had been abandoned, left in the woman’s mailbox without any food or water, and it was clearly terrified.
The woman, being an animal lover herself, quickly scooped up the scared little guy, went back inside, and immediately contacted the Sheriff’s Office for help.
Authorities showed up quickly and transported the guinea pig to the Emporia Animal Shelter, where she earned a very cute nickname:
Rosita! Due to her strange red eyes, of course.
Luckily, there wasn’t anything physically wrong with Rosita; vets gave her a full check-up and determined she was healthy.
Later, an investigation into the matter revealed that Rosita had been left to die in the mailbox by a 17-year-old-girl. That girl has since been charged with three counts of animal cruelty.
And rightly so!
Best of all, though, Rosita is safe and sound at the shelter, and it won’t be long before she’ll be available for adoption.
Who wouldn’t want such a cute little pet? She’d be perfect for any responsible child, don’t you think? 🙂