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Sponsor a Resident Pet

Could you Sponsor a Resident Pet?

Here at Tameside Rabbit and Guinea Pig Rescue, we have a number of permanent residents. This is because unfortunately, some Rabbits and Guinea Pigs cannot be rehomed, either for behavioural or medical reasons.

Some stay here at the rescue and others are fostered out. Where our residents are fostered, we continue to pay for medical bills. Whether kept at the rescue, or fostered with medical care, these pets with special needs cost the rescue a large amount of money – whether it be for general upkeep and resources or vet bills and medication.

We are therefore offering a Sponsor Scheme, and asking supporters if they can help with a small donation of £5.00 per month to sponsor a permanent resident in our care. In return for your kindness, we will send you (or another person if for a gift) quarterly updates on your chosen sponsor Rabbit or Guinea Pig, a Birthday and Christmas card and key ring too.

The sponsor scheme can either be paid monthly via PayPal or directly from your bank (we will provide you with our Bank or PayPal details); or you can choose to cover the year in a single payment. At the end of the annual term you will have the option of either keeping your sponsorship, changing your sponsored Rabbit or Guinea Pig, or ending the scheme.

In the event a resident bunny or guinea pig passes away, we will inform you and you can transfer your sponsorship to another permanent resident that needs your help and will benefit from your kindness.

When sponsoring, we will need the details of your mailing address for updates of your chosen Rabbit or Guinea Pig, email address and your birth date too.

Please let us know if you can help or have any questions. And as always – we thank you for your continued support.


Wonky

Wonky

Wonky is 1 year old and was brought to the rescue due to his behaviour, and unfortunately we are unable to rehome him due to this. We will continue to work with him, and until his behaviour is less dominant and aggressive, he will remain at the rescue. As you can see from his photographs, Wonky never keeps still and is very nosey - he has attempted to escape several times! But we still have a soft spot for this not so gentle giant!

Bobby

Bobby

Bobby has been in foster care for a few years now due to his age (he is 8 years old) and sadly he suffers from bumble foot on both front feet. This requires regular attention and medication to keep on top of any open wounds. Therefore he will continue to receive treatment through the rescue in his twilight years. As you can see from his photos, he is a very gorgeous boy who loves his dandelions!

Princess

Princess

We have tried several times to rehome Princess after we had her neutered, but due to her unruly behaviour she was returned three times. She is an adult cashmere and needs grooming daily. She is also cage protective and grunts a lot and needs confident handling. Princess has also developed eye problems which require continued care and bathing. We have been able to find a fantastic foster carer who has been able to bathe and wok with Princesses behaviour and she is improving. However she will still need medical attention and will stay in foster care for the forseeable future as she has had many homes and this alone causes stress for her.

Pasha

Pasha

Pasha is a very feisty bunny! He is a permanent resident due to behavioural reasons and cannot be rehomed. Pasha likes to bite! He does not like being handled or stroked, and is therefore happier when left to enjoy his own space as he is cage protective too! Pasha is however responding slightly to our interaction through his hutch, but it will take a lot of time and encouragement to gain our trust (and not bite!) For the forseeable future, Pasha will have a home at the rescue where we will continue to work with this gorgeous boy.

Buttons

Buttons

Buttons is only a baby and a few weeks old. Sadly Buttons was born here at the rescue and is completely blind in both eyes! She is still very young but seems to be thriving in every other way. We will keep Buttons here on a permanent basis to ensure all her needs are met.

Maggie and Lou Lou

Maggie and Lou Lou

Unfortunately these lovely ladies are here due to medical reasons. We feel it is safer to keep them here with us so that we can ensure their needs are met. Maggie came to the rescue pregnant. Sadly her litter of 4 did not make the birth and Maggie soon after became unwell. She had a stroke which has effected her movement. She does however continue to eat and wheek - therefore she will continue to receive medical care and live at the rescue. Lou Lou is bonded with Maggie and will also stay at the rescue. She is very caring towards Maggie and will often cuddle up and follow her around. Lou Lou also has ongoing medical issues too. She has a large abscess on her back leg. We will continue to care, fund and treat her issues.