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Updated 22nd Feb 2018:
We are closed for adoptions until Sat 3rd March. If you are interested in adopting prior to that date, the following rescues may be able to assist.
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
Pigs 'n' Pigloos Guinea Pig Sanctuary
SURRENDERING YOUR GUINEA PIGS
If you have guinea pigs you can no longer care for, please contact us to discuss surrendering them to our shelter. PLEASE do not advertise them on Gumtree or any other classifieds as animals advertised on these sites often end up in irresponsible, uncaring and unsafe homes where once the novelty wears off they are either neglected, dumped, resold or given away. Guinea pigs, especially if offered for free, are sometimes acquired as snake food. We do have a surrender fee of $25 for each guinea pig (negotiable if you have more than four). This fee goes towards the cost of feeding the guinea pigs for a short period of time after their arrival at the shelter. Surrendering gives you peace of mind, knowing your pets will be well looked after whilst in our care, and if adopted will only go to a loving responsible home where pets are a part of the family. We screen all potential adopters to try and ensure our piggies go to only the best of homes.
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