Austin Guinea Pig Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and rehoming guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, mice, degus and hedgehogs in the Austin, Texas area. We are the only rescue in our area taking in these small animals and we only pull from shelters, no owner surrenders. We frequently end up with older or ill animals because often people will abandon their pets at the shelter instead of taking them to the vet for care, or not wanting to pay the costs of the care and medications/surgeries/testing. This financial burden then falls upon us as the rescuers. We feel all the animals are worth an evaluation by our extraordinary veterinary team, and we do what is best from them based on their recommendations and how the animal seems to be doing. If they wish to fight to survive, we will help them all we can. This frequently is hundreds of dollars per animal, and sometimes even thousands. We had several of the very expensive medical piggies this past year and are still scrambling, doing every fundraiser we can. Blissed Out Pigs is our handmade aromatherapy collection with all proceeds going to the rescue. We also accept donations to our paypal at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit our webpage at austinguineapigrescue.com and meet our adoptable animals! We always have more that are not listed due to being in medical treatment. We want to be sure our animals are healthy and socialized enough for a home before listing them for adoption. Thank you!