Alex & the Piggies
Salisbury, Massachusetts ~ here we come! Thanks to everyone who contributed towards the town and state fees for our move.
We are currently in hiatus until COVID gets under control. Surrenders, donations, and food pantry pick up can be done by appointment only! Adoptions and normal activities will resume on April 7th as per the governor's order. Stay safe!
129 Bridge Street
Salisbury, MA 01952
Save the Piggies!
Scroll down to see how you can help! :)
We run a community service, emotional support Guinea Pig Sanctuary for all piggies that can no longer stay with their owners. Our piggies are well kept and have a great time being held and played with. I have included some pictures of our babies. We are a NO breed, NO kill, NO eat, and NO feed shelter!
Males and females are kept separately. Some males have their own area, while others share the habitat. Some get playtime together depending on their temperament. We never do anything that would put them in jeopardy. Some piggies are just better off in a habitat by themselves.
Guinea Pigs take a lot of time and attention. Many families become too busy or life just makes it impossible to care for the piggies as they should. We are just trying to help.
In closing, a piece of happy news - we are very excited to report that we have been granted a 501 (c)(3) status by the IRS, and are now officially a recognized non-profit organization. This means that any donations you make to us are now tax-deductable. Congratulations and an endless thank you to those who have helped and supported us in our efforts, we could not have done it without you; we hope you will continue to support us in our quest!
If you are interested in moving your Guinea Pig to our sanctuary there are some rules:
1. We do not pay for rehoming Guinea Pigs
2. We suggest bringing the piggy here so that you can see the habitat. We do have to charge to pick up the piggy due to gas prices. It is $20 to pick up your piggy unless you are within 15 miles of the sanctuary.
3. If you are surrendering a sick guinea pig, we need to know the history behind illness.
4. We can send picture updates and you're welcome to come visit them
5. Some Guinea Pigs are adoptable but adoptions require a meeting with the Guinea Pigs and a conversation about what your expectations are and what you can provide for the piggie you choose. Not all adoptions are approved though. We are very strict when it comes to moving a piggie into a new environment.
We are OFFICIALLY a 501(c)(3) non-profit now! Thank you for all of your help! This means that all of your donations are tax deductible.
If you would like to help us in our rescue efforts we can always use supplies. The main things we accept as donations are:
Timothy Ultra Hay
Pellet Food (specifically for Guinea Pigs)
Bedding Material (not wood)
We also accept donations for our piggies through PAYPAL.
If you love shopping, we also have a wishlist set up on Amazon ~ some are needs and some are wants ;) Feel free to shop for the piggies <3 Just click to see the list and see what the piggies are wishing for :)
If you are an avid Amazon Shopper, please consider using our Amazon Smiles link <3
And be sure to check out Felicie's Piggie-aoke videos on YouTube <3
Our email is:
Please follow us on FaceBook to learn more about the Guinea Pigs that are currently at the sanctuary.
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Muffin ~ Gizmo ~ McGee
Follow us on Instagram @GuineaPigSanctury.org
Looking for something to do with the kids?
Grab some greens, celery, or carrots and spend an hour at the sanctuary! Spend some time feeding, petting, holding and taking pictures with the piggies!
There is NO charge to spend time with the piggies. We just ask that you bring some snacks to feed them ;)
129 Bridge Road ~ Salisbury, MA 01952 (603)583-2807