Please note we will not be conducting adoptions from 2nd May until further notice. Click on the links below to find other shelters who may be able to assist.
Qld Guinea Pig Refuge
The Fox Residence Guinea Pig Sanctuary
Miss Piggys Guinea Pig Lair
Animal Welfare League
SURRENDERING YOUR GUINEA PIGS
Please click here for information on surrendering.
If you have an emergency or have found a guinea pig please leave a voice message on my mobile with a number where you can be contacted and I will reply as soon as I can after receiving your message.
Alex ~ 0408 263 455
The Guinea Pig Secret Santa Project is an opportunity for the small animal community to give back to the rescuers of the world. Started on The Guinea Pig Forum, its members gave presents to the rescues they were supporting on a daily basis through spreading the rescue word. The project works with reputable rescues in many countries to send presents of toys, treats, and supplies to guinea pigs who won't have a forever home this holiday season. Their volunteers make this all happen, and we at Gold Coast Guinea Pig Rescue hope that you will be one of them! Click on the above logo to find out how you can become a GUINEA PIG SECRET SANTA!!
7TH AUGUST: OUR SHOP HAS NOW CLOSED IT'S DOORS FOR GOOD. WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR PATRONAGE OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS, AND FOR ALL YOUR DONATIONS. After considering the many pros and cons it has been decided to close our shop in Labrador to give Alex our shelter manager a much needed break. We may re-open in a new location in a few months. In the interim our food, hay and other products can be purchased from the shelter by prior arrangement or from Fur Kids who deliver all our food, hay and Oxbow products free to your door (minimum order for free delivery is $20). Click on the photo for more information.
The neglect changes you.
The abuse hardens you.
The suffering breaks you.
The ignorance angers you.
The indifference disturbs you.
The injustice destroys you.
On a daily basis…your faith will be tested.
Your heart will be wounded....
Your soul will be altered.
On a weekly basis…you’ll question yourself.
You’ll question your strength.
You’ll question the world.
On a monthly basis…you’ll fall down.
You’ll get up.
You’ll go on…
On a yearly basis…you’ll look back…
You’ll see faces…
You couldn’t save them.
You’ll learn to mourn.
You’ll learn to trust a little less.
To do a little more.
To fight a little harder.
You’ll learn to try.
You’ll learn to fail.
You’ll learn when to hold on.
When to give up.
When to let go.
You’ll learn who you are.
What you stand for.
Why that matters.
Then… at times… you’ll forget why you matter.
You’ll question what you’re doing.
You’ll wonder if it’s worth it.
But…here’s the good news… When you forget…
When you question…
When you wonder…
All you have to do…
Is take a look around…
And you’ll see them.
You’ll see their faces.
You’ll see their smiles.
You’ll feel their love.
In their eyes, you’ll see their journeys…
You’ll remember their beginnings…
You’ll know how far they’ve come…
You’ll remember when they didn’t know you…
When they didn’t trust you…
When they’d given up.
You’ll remember how you healed them…
How you loved them…
How they loved you, too.
And as you look back…
You’ll want to move forward…
For them… and because of them.
In your darkest hours, you’ll look around…
To find the differences made…the hope given…
and the lives saved…
Because you existed.
In those moments, when you look into their eyes…
Every doubt will be erased.
Every question will be answered.
Every worry will subside.
Because in that instant…in each of your hearts…
You both share the very same thought: “Every bit of pain was worth it…for this moment here with you.”
And honestly…no matter what else happens…
Those moments hold all the strength you need…
To keep going.
Rescue is pain.
Rescue is joy.
Rescue is worth it…because they are worth it.
And that’s the honest truth.
~ Ashley Owen Hill
SPONSOR A PIGGY!!!
One way of helping our shelter is to join our Sponsor a Piggy Programme! Click on the photo below to find out more.
Below is a collage of the piggies featured on the 2011/2012 In Memory Of slideshow (above). If you lose a beloved piggy during the course of the year and would like them included in the 2015 slideshow please email email@example.com with details including a favourite photo.