Jack, the Guinea Pig, Still Waiting For His Forever Home
That is why, among all this happiness, Jacks’s story is so particularly sad.
Jack came into this world alongside his siblings in a home he shared with his mother. This would not be his forever home.
Shortly after Jack was born, he was taken from his family at three weeks of age. He was put in a cold, glass tank in a pet shop where he waited for someone to buy his freedom. He waited for his forever home.
Someone came along and found him trembling in a corner, appearing so frightened and alone. This caring person felt sorry for him. They purchased Jack and took him home where he was given plenty of love and attention. Certainly this was his forever home.
Jack’s family contacted the Gold Coast Guinea Pig Rescue about boarding for the holidays. They wanted him well cared for, paid in advance, and agreed to pick him up at an appropriate time. Jack waited, but when the time came, they never appeared. Why was Jack left alone?
The Rescue tried many times and many ways to contact the owner. Now, at barely three months of age, Jack waited for his family. Finally, a response came, “Jack will be happier as a refuge piggy. He likes other gps more than humans.” Jack’s Rescue was completely shocked. Who rescues a guinea pig from a shop, pays for their boarding, and then leaves their pet behind? Jack had been abandoned.
Despite his poor start, the GCGPR is hoping to give Jack the very best chance at a new life. The volunteers of GCGPR are giving him lots of love and attention. They’ve found him to be a gentle guinea pig that loves to be held. Jack was neutered with experienced veterinarians at Greencross Oxenford. After his three week recovery period, he will be available for adoption along with one or more female guinea pigs from GCGPR.
Please let others know about Jack and others like him at the Gold Coast Guinea Pig Rescue. They’re all waiting for their forever homes.
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