SPECIAL EVENTS
About the ACS
Piggy Care
NEXT ACS MELBOURNE ADOPTION DY

SPECIAL EVENT: NATIONAL ADOPTION DAY 
             
Saturday 9th February 2019
The Melbourne Shelter - Chuffnut Cavies Rescue - will be holding a Meet and Greet day at Knox Petstock, from 10am-2pm.  We will have a few of our beautiful shelter animals there for people to meet and cuddle, as well  as be available to chat about adoption,. You can make an official application to adopt tomorrow, though piggies can only go home with those pre-approved for adoption prior to the event.  We look forward to meeting you all  then!

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GENERAL ADOPTION DAY: Sunday February 17th 2019 

ALL SUCCESSFUL ADOPTIVE HOMES  WILL BE ADVISED OF DATE AND LOCATION PRIOR TO THE EVENT

ONLY TO PRE-APPROVED ADOPTIVE HOMES
Adoptions are  not held at the shelter - Location to Be Advised to Approved Adoptive Homes (usually Melbourne north eastern and eastern outer suburbs)
Time: 12pm- 4pm (unless otherwise arranged)


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 provide the same services as the Brisbane shelter, the organisation has now become retitled - Australia's Cavy Sanctuary - to reflect this new chapter.
We hope you will continue with us on our journey.
Until our care and health information sheets are updated, we recommend heading over to GuineaLynx website or the Guinea Pig Medical and Health Advice group on Facebook.
​You will find useful information on these sites.
ADOPT HERE
FOSTER HERE
VOLUNTEER HERE
MELBOURNE SHELTER:
Please email [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] for more information on how you can help the shelter out by fostering some animals in need.


SYDNEY SHELTER:
Please email [email protected] 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.