‘Disturbing Conditions’ Over 200 guinea pigs rescued from Qld garage

MORE than 200 guinea pigs have been rescued after they were found living in ‘disturbing’ conditions inside a Queensland garage.

According to the RSPCA, the animals were removed from the Brisbane property where they were allegedly being breed for “commercial purposes.”

It’s understood the guinea pigs were confined in small cages, with many of them suffering from medical conditions associated with the poor living conditions.


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The animal rescue organisation says many of the female guinea pigs will need to go into foster care as they are expecting more litters.

There’re now appealing for help from the public 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,” RSPCA Qld spokesperson Michael Beatty said.

“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”

For anyone wishing to help, donations can be dropped off at the RSPCA Dakabin or Wacol Care Centres.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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