The Scottish SPCA is urging animal lovers in Dundee to offer good homes to twelve guinea pigs in its care.
We are currently looking after a large number of the small pets at our Angus, Fife and Tayside Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre at Petterden, Dundee.
Centre manager Sharon Comrie said, “We’re caring for more guinea pigs than any of our other centres at the moment.
“We’ve had six males here for around two months now and, unfortunately, we’ve had very little interest in them so far.
“Sadly, six more guinea pigs have also just arrived because their owner was no longer able to look after them.
“Twelve guinea pigs is an unusually high number for us and we’d like to remind people that we don’t just have cats and dogs looking for good homes, but lots of other animals too.
“Unfortunately, in our experience some people do take on small pets without fully considering the time and commitment required in their care and this often results in them being handed into us as unwanted or being abandoned by their owners.
“We would never encourage impulsive rehoming but we would invite anyone thinking of taking on a small pet to come along and meet our gorgeous piggies.
“They’re being kept in same-sex pairs at the moment and, as they’ve developed close bonds, we’d like to keep them together if possible.”
Our Angus, Fife and Tayside Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre at Petterden, Dundee, DD4 0QD, is open from 10am to 4pm daily.