‘Charlie’s Angels’ Raise Funds for Arizona’s Piggie Poo Rescue at Bowl-A-Rama

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Volunteers at Arizona’s Piggie Poo Rescue are participating in a Bowl-A-Rama event next Saturday to raise funds for the guinea pig rescue and bring awareness to cavy welfare. Piggie Poo volunteer, Wendy Anderton, tells Guinea Pig Today, “We are dressing up with our new t-shirt design featuring “Charlie”, a rendering of a drawing done by […]

Jasmine – A Rescued Guinea Pig From Australian Cavy Sanctuary

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I fell in love with Jasmine the moment I saw her. She was half bald from mange, emaciated, stunted in growth and had two babies with her that she was struggling to feed. Jasmine was part of a mass surrender from a private rescuer in late 2011. She was saved from a snake breeder along […]

Guinea Pigs Rule the Day at the SoCal Pignic

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The annual SoCal Pignic was held on Sunday, July 15, 2012. Over two-hundred people and about 80 pigs stopped by to enjoy the fun – and it certainly was a lot of fun. After all, I can’t imagine gathering that many piggies in one place and not having a great time. Each guest was treated […]

“Pignic” Benefit for Guinea Pig Rescue Features Fun and Games For the Whole Family

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Orange County Cavy Haven, a 501(c)3 nonprofit animal welfare organization, will be holding their second annual “Pignic” at the Irvine Animal Care Center on Sunday, July 15th. Location: 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA 92618 Time: 12:00pm until 4:00pm The “So Cal Pignic” will feature adoptable guinea pigs, vendor booths, a silent auction and raffle, guinea […]

A Thank You to Fosters Everywhere

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The day starts out like any other weekday for Joann, one of the fosters for Cavy Haven. She sits down with her cup of coffee to check her email before she has to get her kids ready for school. That’s when she realizes this is not going to be a typical day as she opens […]

Cavy Haven Seeks Guinea Pig Foster Families

Pet Expo USA

The weekend of November 5th and 6th was a busy one for volunteers of Orange County Cavy Haven. Even though Pet Expo USA was a relatively small event compared to other Pet Expos they usually attend, a handful of piggies were able to make an appearance. “At least two weeks prior to the event we […]


MGPR Pignic

The Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue’s PIGSTRAVAGANZA! pignic just outside of Baltimore, MD last Sunday was a success despite the inclement weather. At one point, nearly 70 guests were to be found under the pavillion in Reisterstown Regional Park. The Boston Fall Pignic which was to be on the same day as the PIGSTRAVAGANZA! wasn’t so […]

Rescue benefits from PetSmart contest

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Papua Piig was new to Facebook in September 2010 when PetSmart launched their sixth-annual “Scare Your Way into a PetSmart Commercial” Halloween contest. Being less than a year old, Papua hadn’t yet lived through a Halloween holiday, but since the contest began in September, we went through albums looking for something passable as a costume. […]

Guinea Pigs Rescued Despite Earthquake, Hurricane

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It wasn’t your average day for volunteers of Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue. MGPR’s shared message board lit up with “Who Felt That?” when a rare 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit central Virginia. The network of volunteers are spread across Maryland, Virginia, DC, and Pennsylvania housing fostered guinea pigs and sanctuary pigs with rare health issues. Everyone […]

Three Rescues Aid California’s 150+ Abandoned Guinea Pigs

A heartbreaking story out of California leaves three shelters in urgent need of supplies, foster homes, and adoptive families. The Baldwin Park Animal Shelter in California found themselves with more than 150 guinea pigs earlier this week when a woman from El Monte dropped them off without reason. The shelter believes more cavies may be […]


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