Holly, Ruby,Tilly and Gerty Chadwick - Lovingly known as The Sausages
All about The Potteries Guinea Pig Rescue
Hello my name is Helen Chadwick and i am just potty about Guinea Pigs !! I fell in love with Guinea Pigs as a child and still feel the same.
I run The Potteries Guinea Pig Rescue from my home in Kidsgrove,Stoke on Trent......" The Potteries".
Helen and Kyle Robinson, Kidsgrove Town Councillor and a big supporter of our work
Helen (left) receiving a good citizen award from Kidsgrove Town Council 2012
Rachel is my daughter and is just finishing her degree at Chester University -BSc Animal Management.
Rachel helps with all aspects of the rescue, and loves tractors,cows and donkeys !!
Aka known as Potty Pig !!
Mandy has been with us since the start and helps with all aspects of the rescue including foster care,fetching supplies and helping with transport.
Sarah is a busy university student and adopted Angel and Barley from the rescue and just stayed !! Sarah fosters rescued Guinea Pigs and helps Helen with all aspects of the rescue and our web site.Sarah helps manage our facebook page.She is mum to Barley and helps Barley with his online health page !! She also makes great cakes.
Neill has been with us since the start,he helps with all aspects of the rescue including fostering.He can always be found at our fundraising events and specialises in making lots of money for the Guinea Pigs on the tombola :)
Rescue foster carers and helpers
Danielle Palser Tasha Buckley
Sharon, Anthony and Charlotte Smith Pam Bolan
Ian and Andrea Speakman Joe Podmore / Emily Tomlinson
Amber,Twinkle and Peanut Chadwick
Henry Chadwick spring bath !
The rescue came about through the recognition of the amount of mistreated pet guinea pigs needing new caring homes and our aim is to ensure all guinea pigs coming into our rescue have a forever home.
Darcy " Wrights Pie " Chadwick...a true Potteries piggie x
We are registered with an accredited small animal vet practice, and our rescue vet is an exotic animal vet specialising in Guinea Pigs.This ensures all rescue Guinea Pigs in our care are treated to the highest standards by an experienced vet.
The rescue base and foster homes offer clean and spacious accomodation with garden access for lawn grazing and sleeps in the sunshine, all our Guinea Pigs are cared for to current RSPCA standards and in accordance with The Animal Welfare Act 2006.
Our rescue ethos is to :
Promote Guinea Pig welfare and care through effective public education and interaction
Educate the public on the long term responsibilities of Guinea Pig ownership
Educate the public on correct care and health needs of a Guinea Pig
Ensure all our rescued Guinea Pigs have a loving forever home with a companion
Educate the public on the responsibilities of breeding,and advise against breeding.
Our rescue statement on breeding Guinea Pigs:
The rescue came about through the recognition of the amount of unwanted pet guinea pigs needing homes. Many are unwanted through genuine changes in circumstances, but we also have a growing problem nationally of hobby overbreeding, irresponsible commercial breeding and poor or total lack of accurate information given to new owners.
Please do not breed Guinea Pigs unless you can take full responsibilty for ensuring the provision of a forever home.
We were recently involved with a large rescue involving 285 Guinea Pigs,breeding which had got out of control,it starts small but can quickly overwhelm people !!
Have you £150 spare for an emergency section ?
Can you correctly sex a Guinea Pig,so there are no mix ups ending in unwanted pregnancies ?
Makes you think doesnt it !!
Pucker up them lips Peaches !
Oliver and Cindy
Dougal and Izzy
Gregory and Toffee Chadwick (RIP 8/10)