Piggy Care
SPECIAL EVENTS
About the ACS
Until our care and health information sheets are updated, we recommend heading over to GuineaLynx website or the the Guinea Pig Medical and Health Advice group on Facebook.
​You will find useful information on these sites.
NEXT CSA MELBOURNE ADOPTION DY
USUALLY every FOURTH SUNDAY each MONTH
unless it is raining heavily
or temperatures over 32 degrees, in which case event will be postponed until the following weekend

ONLY TO PRE-APPROVED ADOPTIVE HOMES
Location: To Be Advised to Approved Adoptive Homes (usually Melbourne north eastern and eastern outer suburbs)
Time: 12pm- 4pm (unless otherwise arranged)

ADOPTIONS ARE NOT HELD AT THE SHELTER. THE LOCATION OF ADOPTIONS EVENTS CAN VARY AND ALL SUCCESSFUL ADOPTIVE HOMES WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL OF THE TIMES AND LOCATIONS FOR THE EVENT.

PLEASE DO NOT COME TO ELTHAM ASSUMING YOU CAN COME TO THE SHELTER TO ADOPT - THE SHELTER IS NOT IN ELTHAM. IF YOU HAVE NOT HEARD FROM US DIRECTLY PRIOR TO THE ADOPTION DAY, THEN IT IS EITHER NOT BEING HELD or YOUR APPLICATION HASN'T YET BEEN PROCESSED. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY CONFUSION - THIS SYSTEM IS NECESSARY FOR THE FUNCTION OF THIS PRIVATE SHELTER

All approved adoptive homes will be notified of final event details by email. 

MELBOURNE CSA (Chuffnut Cavies Rescue Shelter) apologises for the immense delays in processing the enormous number of adoption enquries we have received since June 2017.

Our shelter manager has been dealing with the terminal illness of her father. He passed in May 2018 so the shelter hopes to resume normal functions this month.
 
Please understand the pressure that this
sad time has placed on her, as well as caring for the 200 animals in the rescue shelter. 

We do hope you will hang in there with us, and be prepared to offer some of our beautiful animals a forever home.

PLEASE EMAIL US FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR FUTURE ADOPTION DAYS.
The Australian Cavy Sanctuary was first established in Brisbane, Queensland Australia, by Jessica Proietti. She established the ACS when she realised how many guinea pigs out there were in need of good homes. And so, the ACS was born. 
Jessica ran her shelter for many years, with many satellite shelters setting up under the ACS banner. Many have since closed, as has Jessica's own shelter. However, the ACS continues to live in in the hearts of our supporters as well as with our two current shelters, based in in Sydney, NSW, and in Melbourne, Victoria.

With Jessica moving on, and while the remaining shelters continue to privide the same services of the Brisbane shelter, the organisation has now become retitled - The Cavys Sanctuary or Australia - to reflect thiis new chapter.
We hope you will continue with us on our journey.
ADOPT HERE
FOSTER HERE
VOLUNTEER HERE
MELBOURNE SHELTER:
Please email acsmelbourne@gmail.com for further information on volunteering.  At this stage, we are keen for volunteers to help out with the online paperwork as well as hands-on during the adoptions days.

SYDNEY SHELTER:
Please email admin@ozfairs.com for more information regarding their volunteer needs.
Please fill in our Online Adoption Enquiry form, state which shelter you wish to adopt from, and we will be in touch shortly.

We will aks you to email us photographs of your guinea pig cages and setups as part of the adoption process. If you have not already purchased a cage, please contact the relevant shelter prior to doing so, so that we can direct you to the most suitable cages for your precious new family members.
 
Thank you for considering adoption, and offering a wonderful new home to some animals in need.
MELBOURNE SHELTER:
Please email acsmelbourne@gmail.com for more information on how you can help the shelter out by fostering some animals in need.


SYDNEY SHELTER:
Please email admin@ozfairs.com for more information regarding their fostering program.
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Opt to ADOPT!!
There are so many gorgeous guinea pigs out there, all desperately in need of wonderful, caring, responsible homes. Please consider opening your heart to one or more of our animals. Anyone can buy a pet from a petshop or a breeder, but it takes a truly special person to offer a home to a rescue animal.
A Guinea Pig is for Life
Before bringing one (or more!) of these beautiful animals into your life, please make sure you have all the facts, and are prepared to give them all that they need.

A guinea pig lives for up to 10 years, usually 5-8 years - they are dependant on you 100% for all their needs.
Despite most guinea pigs being purchased as a child's pet, they are NOT bomb-proof kids pets. They are fragile, naturally skittish, and hide illness. While they can be lovely pets for children, they should NEVER be left in the sole care of a child. An adult must take full responsibility for their care.
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