SAN JOSE -- The owners of a San Jose pet store are pleading with residents to help them find a guinea pig that was taken from their store.

Employees at Andy's Pet Shop have taken to social media to ask for help finding "Jenny," a 5-year-old black and white Abyssinian breed guinea pig who went missing Wednesday. Jenny has a white streak down the front of her face and orange markings around her head, according to the pet shop.

Jenny was rescued from a Bay Area shelter and has been put up for adoption with another guinea pig, named "Rose." The pet shop said the guinea pigs are bonded companions, meaning they rely on one another for stability and happiness.

The pet shop added that they are afraid whoever took Jenny will use her for breeding, despite the fact that at her age, she can no longer safely deliver babies and would likely not survive labor.

Anyone who knows where Jenny may be can contact Andy's Pet Shop at 408-297-0840 or North Star Rescue at adoptions@northstarrescue.org.

Jenny can be returned to Andy's Pet Shop, located at 51 Notre Dame Avenue in San Jose.

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