Humane Society Rescues 400 Chinchillas

A rescued chinchilla is held by a veterinarian at the San Diego Humane Society in Oceanside, Calif., after Hollywood mogul and co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon, financed the purchase of a chinchilla farm in order to rescue over 400 chinchillas and close the Vista, Calif. business on Aug. 19. In what all parties described as a "win-win" deal, 90-year-old owner Lurlie Adams was able to offload the farm she did not want any more to Simon for $50,000. And the 425 chinchillas were moved to much larger cages while awaiting adoption. MIKE BLAKE / Reuters

More than 400 chinchillas were rescued by the San Diego Humane Society, the largest animal rescue operation ever by the humane society.

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