We'd like to introduce our handsome man, George! George was rescued in April 2018 when a foster carer saw him injured and living in terrible conditions and just couldn't leave him to continue living where he was. George is 5 years old and suffering from bumble foot as well as an area of infected skin and large lump in his hind leg.
Although we don't really know much about George's history before coming to us, exams have shown the large lump in his hind leg is due to an old break that wasn't able to heal properly. This lump on its own doesn't seem to be causing George any distress however the condition it's been left in definitely isn't comfortable! As George wasn't kept on the appropriate bedding for a guinea pig with a pre-existing injury like his the skin on this lump has become raw and infected. Alongside this area of infection he also has bumble foot from the cage floor and the conditions that he was kept in.
George is now undergoing treatment with our vet and an experienced medical foster carer and we are confident his exterior skin damage will all heal with the correct bedding, medication and lots of extra love! Due to the nature of George's leg injury he will live the remainder of his life in our care where we can monitor it for changes and ensure his needs are met.
If you're not in a position to sponsor George, you are able to make a one-off donation to cover the ongoing costs of his care. If you would like to help George this way, you can donate via PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org, or direct deposit to bank account Qld Guinea Pig Refuge Inc; BSB 124-006; Account 2207 4473. Send us an email via our Contact Us page so we can issue you with a receipt.
All sponsorship and one-off donations over $2 are completely tax deductible.
If you'd like to sponsor George, please fill out the form below.