Ayrs Guinea Pig Rescue & Rehoming Centre
Delighted to be nominated!
We are a rescue that covers all of Scotland. We rescue, rehabilitate, treat medical issues and eventually rehome the guinea pigs that come into our care. We usually have between 40 and 70 in our care at any one time but over lockdown we had nearly 100 wee souls. We are run by volunteers of all ages and abilities and welcome visitors to our centre anytime to see what we do and meet some of these wonderful girls and boys that are in our care.
To just be nominated for this means the world to us as the main volunteers work so hard caring for each and every one of them, giving up any spare time they have. Even in the evenings when people are sitting down relaxing, they are hard at it either caring for the sick or making things to sell to help raise funds.
It can be so hard emotionally at the centre as you sadly see so many sick guinea pigs, some with problems that, if treated earlier, could so easily have been sorted but then its joyous too, when you finally see most of them off to their new homes.
We stay in touch with families and are always there to help as much as we can, through the good and the bad.
It can be so hard at times but when you see those eyes light up and hear them wheek from happiness, you know it’s all worthwhile.
Thank you to those that have nominated our rescue centre. We never ask for anything, nor expect any recognition as it’s the piggies that count, and they are worth it all
Nominated for Best Small Rescue Centre