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September 10th, 2010

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06:41 pm - Special appeal for Thistle Cavies Rescue
Thistle Cavies is the biggest guinea pig rescue, rehoming centre and sanctuary here in Scotland. Three of my piggies came from this rescue and the owner is a truly wonderful woman who has been an absolute rock through some of my piggie health dramas!

The plea for help as written on Guinea Lynx:

Earlier this week they received a direct hit from lightning during a brief thunderstorm. They have been without power and phone lines since Tuesday and looking to be next week before everything is up and running again. Thankfully all the animals and Thistle folks are unharmed though the electrical system has suffered damage.

some damage was done to the sockets and electrical items, in particular the computer which is integral to the Rescue operation and contains all their contacts and photos going back many years. While some were backed up and the computer is insured, the company are unwilling to pay out claiming it's due to 'adverse weather conditions'.

While a new computer would be desirable they would rather be able to retrieve the data including pics, contact and treatment information about pigs in their care from the existing one. Unfortunately this is a cost along with any supplemental heating required for Cavy Cottage and repairs they could do without. Much of the repairs will be paid for by the Thistle team themselves but it leaves precious little for any emergency funding for the many pigs currently in their care or that come through their doors and get treatments every year.

Hopefully all the Thistle piggies like Wooly Pig below can sleep soundly with a little help. ;·)

Poor Wooly Pig is now kept in the house on a permanent basis [thalestral says: piggies are kept both in the house and in fully heated and secure sheds with purpose built large C&C style cages!] and is on a full dose of Fortekor for his heart but is doing well on it so far. Probably one reason he seemed to sleep so soundly. :·)

If you have any small amount you can give as a donation that you can spare, every little helps to keep the Rescue running during this crisis as sponsorships and donations have been down so far this year. There is a donate button on their home page if you scroll down a little here at Thistle Cavies Rescue and it's Paypal.

Please try and help Wooly Pig and the other Thistle piggies in the rescue at this time. Thanks. :·)

If you do have any spare change to give, Thistle Cavies and the resident piggies would very much appreciate it! It's an amazing rescue, and the people who work there give so many piggies a brand new shot at life.


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