Submitted by Steve on 13:08, 7th Sep, 2018 | 0

Over a year ago the GSPCA were approached by the Sarnia Guinea Pig Rescue to help with what turned out to be more than 80 guinea pigs all of which required treatment.

Sadly the guinea pigs had an outbreak of ringworm which is a zoonotic  disease so all of the guinea pigs needed isolation, protective clothing to care for them and months of treatment.

This number of guinea pigs needing treatment meant that the team at the GSPCA had a huge amount of additional work on top of what was an already a very busy summer and required much more man power to care for all of the poorly guinea pigs.

After months of care last winter they were able to start looking for their forever homes and yesterday the last of the Sarnia Guinea Pig Rescues went to his fantastic new owners.

Fillmore was a lovely guinea pig and GSPCA Animal Care Assistant Beckie Bailey who has been their main carer was there to wish him well in his new home.

Beckie said “It was so lovely to see Fillmore off to his forever home.”

“All of our guinea pigs are either rehomed or currently reserved for homes which is wonderful but now we are full of rabbits.”

“Fillmore was the last of the Sarnia Guinea Pig Rescue animals to be adopted and we have had some wonderful pictures from those already happy in their new homes.”

“We’ve had so many rabbits in recently, as soon as a guinea pig has gone out a rabbit has taken its place.”

“This means we have loads of bunnies in need of loving homes at the GSPCA.”

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager “When we were asked to help Sarnia Guinea Pig Rescue we had a huge challenge not only to house them all but also the huge amount of care they needed due to the ringworm and ailments they had.”

“Each guinea pig had to be medicated and isolated and after months of care and treatment we were able to look for homes for them.”

“Since then we have rehomed more guinea pigs in the last year that the total number of dogs and cats combined.”

“They were all so wonderful and it was great to see Fillmore go to his new home yesterday.”

“The large numbers of current animals in need of homes are the many rabbits that have filled the guinea pig runs with over 30 in need, as well as many birds and reptiles needing loving new homes.”

“You can see many of the animals looking for homes on our website or by popping up to the Shelter between 11am and 4pm 7 days a week.”

“For those that are unable to adopt a pet maybe you could become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor to support the care of the animals at the GSPCA.”

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