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SPONSOR A PIGGY!!!
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Keep your piggies warm this winter with a Snugglesafe Heatpad! Available from the shelter for just $54!! To purchase email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AFTER HOURS AND IN CASE OF EMERGENCIES!
Animal Emergency Centre
4/492 Scottsdale Dr
Varsity Lakes Qld
Ph: 07 5593 4544
Animal Emergency Service
104 Eastlake St
Ph: 07 5559 1599
Updated 20th March 2018:
We are open for adoptions most weekends, by appointment. If you are interested in adopting please visit our Guide to Adopting page then contact us by email. Following are several other organisations who also have lots of guinea pigs waiting for new homes.
Qld Guinea Pig Refuge
The Fox Residence Guinea Pig Sanctuary
Mt Cotton Brisbane
Miss Piggy's Lair
Eudlo Sunshine Coast
Animal Welfare League
Coombabah Gold Coast
Cavy Angels Guinea Pig Rescue
Elanora Gold Coast
Alittlebitiffy Animal Sanctuary
SURRENDERING YOUR GUINEA PIGS
Please Note: From 6th September we are no longer able to accept any surrenders (with the exception of those who were adopted from us) as we are seriously over and above our maximum capacity 😟 If you have guinea pigs you can no longer care for, 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. Surrendering to a shelter gives you peace of mind, knowing your pets will be well looked after whilst in their care, and if adopted will only go to a loving responsible home where pets are a part of the family. All rescues screen potential adopters to try and ensure the piggies go to only the best of homes.
Until further notice, contact any of the above rescues if you have guinea pigs you wish to surrender.
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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