On the main TAS website, you have three options when you search the available animals: Dog, Cat and Other.
The task of labelling the animals beyond cats and dogs is always difficult. I call them "small animals", much of TAS groups them as "small mammals and birds", the Toronto Humane Society labels them as "Special Species". I often think that rabbits should be their own category, since they far exceed every other kind of small animal we receive, but they just means everybody else is still 'Other'.
This past week, we've gotten a bunch of surrenders that really fall into the 'Other' category. No matter who's labelling them, birds are always separated. They are, after all, wildly different than everybody else. Three of these flying reptiles came to the Room last week:
A couple of days later, we got this odd couple:
Yeah, she kind of gives me the shivers. But she also turned out to be totally sweet and affectionate, and the more outgoing one in the two. She totally won me over. That'll teach me to judge a book by it's cover.
hamsters left in the Walmart parking lot, and they've just returned to the shelter from foster care. I'm glad to say neither of them had pups, so they are now available as a pair.
I'm glad to say that the guinea pigs left in the Coffee Time (Espresso, Mocha and Latte) have found their forever home, as has Aurora the Rex and two of the other Walmart hamsters, Cracker and Biscuit. Knock on wood, but we've managed to maintain a manageable level of small animals for over a week!