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Updated 18th June 2017:
If you are interested in adopting from us, please check out our Guide to Adopting page before contacting us. We are located in Pimpama and all adoptions are done by appointment. If you aren't local to the Gold Coast, one the following shelters may be in your area.
Qld Guinea Pig Refuge
The Fox Residence Guinea Pig Sanctuary
Miss Piggy's Lair
Animal Welfare League
Cavy Angels Guinea Pig Rescue
Alittlebitiffy Animal Sanctuary
SURRENDERING YOUR GUINEA PIGS
Please note as of 18th June we are not accepting anymore surrenders until further notice. Should you need to surrender your guinea pigs, please refer to the list of shelters mentioned under ADOPTIONS for other alternatives.
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
Below is a collage of the piggies featured on the 2011/2012 In Memory Of slideshow (below collage). I had hoped to make a slideshow every year but am kept so busy running the rescue I simply haven't had time.