Mission: There are many guinea pigs who are brought into shelters because they are no longer wanted. For this reason, Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue, a non-profit Virginia corporation, was formed. Our purpose is to rescue, rehabilitate, and find new homes for guinea pigs in our area. We also work to educate the public on the proper care of guinea pigs. All guinea pigs are spayed and neutered, health permitting, before the animals are adopted into new homes.
Programs: Rescued 136 guinea pigs in 2014 and adopted-out 135 guinea pigs. There are 18 guinea pigs in sanctuary.
I have had the honor of fostering babies that were picked up from a shelter, raising them to be spayed/neutered and taking them to their new forever home. The volunteers that coordinate education, fostering, adoption and medical care for guinea pigs among the 50+ members, working with shelters in Maryland, DC and Virginia to find forever homes are amazing.