Update 11th Dec 2016:
For various reasons we are currently processing only a minimal number of adoptions. If you are eager to adopt please 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
Cavy Angels Guinea Pig Rescue
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
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.
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.
FUNDRAISER!!! We are conducting a fundraiser to help raise much needed $$$ which will enable us to provide ongoing care for the 220 plus guinea pigs currently at the shelter. CLICK HERE https://www.gofundme.com/gcgpr IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE. All donations no matter how small are greatly appreciated!
SHOP UPDATE 7th Aug 2016:
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 2017. 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). We also do a once weekly Labrador pickup. 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