The annual event was started by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in 2002.
US Cavy website Guinea Pig Today is helping to publicise the event across the world. They are encouraging people to adopt not just one, but two guinea pigs from local rescues. Guinea pigs are very social animals and love company. There are many, many guinea pigs in rescues and shelters here in the UK and overseas who would really appreciate a loving forever home.
Bertie’s site has it’s own growing list of guinea pig rescues – why not visit the page and see if there is one near you?
And if you’d like some handy tips on caring for your guinea pig, Bertie has some good advice on that too.
For more information about guinea pig welfare and rescues, please visit the Guinea Pig Links at the bottom of Bertie’s website.