We only accept guinea pigs at Cavy Corner Guinea Sanctuary, no other species of animal will be accepted.
Guinea pigs are accepted on a need basis. Priority is always given to guinea pigs in danger, those at risk of or experiencing neglect or cruelty and those who have been abandoned.
A health check and behaviour assessment is carried out and recorded by senior volunteers when a guinea pig arrives and veterinary appointments made if necessary.
Guinea pigs are quarantined for a minimum of two weeks unless on pregnancy watch which will mean a longer quarantine period.
When Cavy Corner reaches full capacity potential surrenders are offered a waiting list place. We look at reasons for wanting to surrender to decide where on the list they will go. Neglect, abuse, owners having to leave the country or being made homeless will be high up on the list.
Advice and support will be offered to owners to help them keep their guinea pigs if possible. Food or supplies may be offered on a short-term basis to enable an owner to keep their guinea pigs safe.
Once the waiting list has a number of guineas awaiting a rescue place we will close to new admissions and suggest other rescues.
Cavy Corner Guinea Sanctuary does not buy guinea pigs or seek out guinea pigs on selling or rehoming sites