Pet of the Week – Wilbur

Did you know? Guinea pigs are pigs in name only. These cute little animals are not members of the pig family. On top of that, they don’t even come from Guinea! The Guinea pig originated in the Andes and is a member of the rodent family.

But don’t hold any of that against Wilbur. This handsome little Guinea pig just needs a home. He was brought to us when his family could no longer care for him.

If you’d like to meet Wilbur, come down to the County’s animal care facility at 2481 Palomar Airport Road in Carlsbad. Wilbur’s animal ID number is A1720800 and his adoption fee is just $5. For more information, visit or call (619) 767-2675.

Tracy DeFore is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact