Welcome to the Online Rescue Center website sponsored by the American Gerbil Society (AGS). The AGS is a non-profit organization providing support and education to breeders, caregivers, and gerbil enthusiasts. This website serves to provide information, resources and solutions to the rehoming, rescue and rehabilitation of gerbils.
Our Most Recent Rescue…
On April 24th, 2017, the American Gerbil Society responded to a call for help from a nice lady from Shreveport, LA. She and her daughter enjoyed lovely pet gerbils for many years, just maintaining a tank of females. Until the pet store made a mistake, and refused to do anything to help rectify the problem. She became quickly overwhelmed with a large number of gerbils in her care.
Volunteers of the AGS traveled 245 miles by private car to meet with the lady and sort 37 gerbils by gender and health condition. Several were pregnant, many were suffering from scabies and some even had their hind legs completely missing. They were overcrowded and showed signs of malnutrition.