Cavy Corner Guinea Sanctuary was established by Sue and Winston in the summer of 2008 as a Charitable Trust and was the result of a childhood love of cavies (another name for guinea pigs). It started with two guineas Clover and GP who were bought as pets. They quickly became devoted cavy slaves and discovered just how many guinea pigs there are who need a safe loving home and so the sanctuary was born.
In the summer of 2014 Cavy Corner became a registered charity, in December 2014 we won Community Group of the Year and in December 2016 we were awarded the prize for the Most Inspiring Organisation of the Year (Doncaster CVS awards event).
Cavy Corner rescues abused, abandoned, neglected and unwanted guinea pigs. The reasons for piggies coming to Cavy Corner vary from giving homes to guineas when changes in circumstances mean a family can no longer keep their cavy to large scale rescues, some of which are detailed on our Rescue Stories page.