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My name is Giniver!

Guinea Pig for adoption in Simcoe, Ontario - Giniver
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Simcoe and District Humane Society

Facts about Giniver

  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Color: Silver Or Gray
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: O2016029
  • Hair: Long
The owners of these lovely, well cared for Guinea Pigs needed assistance immediately - they could no longer care for their 35 little ones anymore.
These Guinea Pigs are very clean and will appreciate some space. They are not used to different people, yet they love being pampered while being clean.
Guinea Pigs can make great pets but do require lots of attention.
How much time do you have?

Guinea pigs need time out of their cage every day. Whether this time is spent stretching their legs and exploring new environments or cuddling in your lap, daily interaction and attention are essential for a guinea pig's well-being.

Guinea pigs need to be groomed regularly. Shorthaired breeds can be maintained with a once-a-week brushing while longhaired breeds require daily grooming.

A guinea pig's cage should be thoroughly cleaned on a weekly basis and spot-cleaned every few days. If you don't appreciate the smell of a dirty cage, consider how your guinea pig-who spends nearly all of her waking hours just centimeters above her bedding-feels about stinky living quarters.

Is a guinea pig right for your family?

If you're getting a guinea pig for your child, think carefully about how this animal's care will fit into your family's schedule over the long haul.
Can your son or daughter incorporate pet ownership into a busy after-school schedule and evening and weekend commitments?
Are you willing to shoulder responsibility for your pig's care if your children drop the ball?
If you have other pets, are you sure your guinea pig will get enough attention?

Do you have young children?

Young children often lack fine motor control and self-restraint, which means they may inadvertently drop a guinea pig, squeeze him, or scare him into biting. Guinea pigs require a gentle touch and may be easily startled by sudden movement and loud noises.

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About Simcoe and District Humane Society

About Our Shelter...

The Simcoe & District Humane Society has been hard at work aiding animals in distress since the 1950's and officially chartered in January 1953.

The Foster Care Program has always been an integral part of the Society, as it has not had a physical shelter to call its own.

2004 was a great stepping-stone in the endeavor of housing our animals, as the Society purchased the property at 24 Grigg Drive, Simcoe, Ontario. As the number of stray, sick and injured animals has grown, so has the community support and the Society now has a goal to build a shelter in the near future.

SDHS relies on donations from the community, and assists as many animals possible within their means.

In 2004, the Society assisted over 160 adult cats, 309 kittens and over 130 dogs to date with approximately 380 of these animals adopted into great homes. 2005 the Society assisted 580 animals in total.

In 2006, we assisted 784 animals needing care and treatment. It was a difficult year as we battled parasites, and disease, particularly Panleukopenia or feline distemper causing a closure of foster homes for a few months. To begin 2007, some animals remain in care, still needing treatment or waiting adoption.

As of September 2007 SDHS has remained exceptionally busy, helping over 650 cats, 70 dogs, and other animals through the mandate of sick, injured and distressed. Cruelty investigations have escalated, assisting over 35 animals, some surrendered and well over 250 cruelty complaints visited. Simcoe and District Humane Society is also aiding animals unclaimed through Norfolk County Animal Control. As space in the foster care program allows, SDHS provides adoptable animals the necessary medical care, including FIV (Feline Aids) and Feline Leukemia testing for felines, Heartworm testing for canines, vaccinations, deworming, flea and other parasite treatment and microchipping for each animal. It is the Society's goal to find every adoptable animal a home to call its own!

In 2007, the Society has temporarily assisted and housed more than 35 animals, until owners have been able to provide appropriately for their pet(s).

Public Awareness and Good Pet Ownership Education has been a key component in the Society's community involvement over the last 3 years. Being involved in the community, introducing the different elements of animal care and owning a pet has been a priority with the Society, especially in a community where highly transmittable diseases are apparent.

The Society always remains grateful to those families who open their hearts and homes to all our animals during their stay in the foster care program. Thank you to those who have taken responsibility for the Mother Cats, having them spayed, vaccinated and releasing to appropriate families and homes.

Again, a special thank you goes out to our Veterinary Clinics who assist us on a daily basis and understand our needs with our animals in care.

As members, we are proud of our accomplishments and look forward to doing more with the growing numbers of animals in need.

The community's consistent support and regular donations are important to sustain the Society's ability to continue its constant and daily intake and care of those animals needing help.

Donate to Our Shelter...

Come Meet Our Pets...

The trailer which is home to the Society until the building is erected, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and most Saturdays 11am - 3pm.
To help our MANY cats and kittens find their forever homes volunteers will also make appointments to visit pets evenings and weekends.
Appointments to visit pets for adoption outside of these hours or those who are in foster care are always welcome.
Foster families are always excited to show off their furry family friends.
Please email adoptions@s-dhs.ca for more information, to book an appointment or to make sure a volunteer is available on the weekends.
Please visit www.petango.com/s-dhs for a complete list of our adoptable pets or to start your adoption process.

Donations of food, supplies and money will also be accepted during these hours.

Our Adoption Process...

Our Foster Homes always enjoy showing off their special friends! We will post as many animals as we can on PetFinder.com, but there are many more in the system than are not posted. Adoptable pets are also displayed at:


PetValu
470 Norfolk St. South,
Simcoe, Ontario
Phone: (519) 426-3709

For information on animals ready for adoption email us with your contact information and an Animal adoptions volunteer will contact you usually within 24 hours.

Adoption Prices
Special price until November 30th, 2013

Kittens $130.00 (if animal is not altered due to size or medical, animal must be returned for surgery date scheduled)

Cats $50.00 (spayed/neutered and vaccinated to date)

Puppies $395.00 (if animal is not altered due to size or medical, animal must be returned for surgery date scheduled)

Dogs $245.00 (spayed/neutered and vaccinated to date)