Over 200 guinea pigs have been seized and brought in to RSPCA Qld’s Wacol Care Centre. The guinea pigs were removed from the garage of a Brisbane property where they were allegedly being breed for commercial purposes. They were confined in small cages and many of them were suffering from medical conditions associated with poor living conditions. 

Many of the females will need to go into foster care as they are expecting more litters. The RSPCA is appealing for guinea pig food and equipment such as igloos and water bottles.

“It’s yet another disturbing case where we’re forced to act because of the neglect of humans,” said RSPCA Qld spokesperson Michael Beatty. “We do it all the time but in this case the overload is huge and we really do need public assistance to help provide for their special needs”

Donations can be dropped off at the Dakabin or Brisbane Animal Care Centres.

Items needed…

  • Guinea Pig feed eg. Timothy, Oaten, Wheaten, Pasture, Paddock, Meadow or Ryegrass hays
  • Pellets
  • Treats 
  • Houses of all sizes eg igloos
  • Cages eg guinea pig hutches
  • Vegetables e.g. carrots, apples, celery,,corn, corn husks etc. Fresh leafy green vegetables & herbs… Some examples of these include broccoli, cabbage, celery, endive, carrot tops, bok choy/other Asian greens, dark leafed lettuce varieties, parsley, dandelion, coriander, basil, dill, mint etc.