Guinea pigs ready for rehoming

Latest figures from the RSPCA show more than 300 guinea pigs have been abandoned so far this year which is triple the number dumped last year.

The RSPCA believes one of the major causes of guinea pigs being neglected is a misconception that they are easy to look after or that they can be a child’s first pet.

New statistics show that between January and the end of August this year there were 338 guinea pigs abandoned and rescued by … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is reassuring owners whose homes have been, or are being, evacuated in Camden that help is available to care for their pets, should they need it.

An officer has been in the area all day working with Camden Council’s animal welfare team to collect details of all of those who may need assistance.

A register has been opened up at Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre, which is one of the locations providing emergency accommodation, and anyone who needs our … Continue reading…

Six guinea pigs, including four babies, have been rescued by RSPCA Cymru in the Wrexham area.

The guinea pigs – a male, female and four babies – were found by a police community support officer in a children’s park on Rhosddu Road on 18 November, 2016. They were then collected by the RSPCA from a local police station, and continue to be looked after in RSPCA care.

A plastic bag was found near to the guinea pigs, which – shockingly … Continue reading…

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a young guinea pig was found wounded and dumped in a cramped, filthy hamster cage near some bins on an estate in Hemel Hempstead.

The boar was found dumped next to a lamppost and a rubbish area by a block of flats on Perry Green in the town by a member of the public, late in the evening on Friday, 20 May.

The young guinea pig has since been renamed Perry after the … Continue reading…