LOVE . CARE . AWARENESS
The Australian Cavy Sanctuary is a non funded and non profit combined effort by dedicated individuals, shelter managers and volunteers who are truly passionate about the welfare of small animals, in particular guinea pigs.
Our Objectives -
1: To educate the community on the correct care and humane treatment of guinea pigs.
2: A commitment to raising awareness and working to change the stereotypical low valued view guinea pigs have endured.
3: To supply aid and sanctuary to ill, injured, neglected, pregnant and found guinea pigs.
4: To re-home guinea pigs appropriately through adoption procedures maintained by the operation of shelters managed by ACS volunteers and staff.
5: To take whatever steps are necessary within the law to improve the quality of life, value and respect of all guinea pigs and to be the voice for those that are trapped in situations of abuse and mistreatment.
6: To support and actively endorse all aspects of animal welfare.
We are dedicated to the ongoing challenge of taking a stand for the quality of life, value and respect of all small animals and to be the voice for those that are unfortunately trapped in helpless situations of abuse and mistreatment. In modern society today small animals are still very undervalued and can still be viewed as " the cheap backyard disposable pet " by many, including petshops, pet owners and the law and it's time to take a bigger stand to try to change this. It is unfortunate that only very few people are willing to take this stand as guinea pigs have had a very public and particular low valued " view " for years. We are dedicated to the ongoing challenge to change this.
BY SIGNING THIS PETITION YOU CAN HELP TO TAKE A STAND FOR THE QUALITY OF LIFE, VALUE AND TREATMENT OF ALL SMALL ANIMALS AND IN PARTICULAR IMPROVEMENT IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS -
The Law - Small animals currently do not even make a mark in mistreatment cases they usually won't even be presented in a court case as it will be dismissed or laughed at as an unworthy case. Many australians believe that harshers penalties need to be introduced regarding animal mistreatment in general but when it comes to small animals ANY sort of seriousness in a mistreatment case would be a greater improvement than what currently stands.
Petshops - The treatment, sale price, selling process, suppliers and general care of small animals in petshops is a current area that still needs much greater improvement. ACS often find guinea pigs in petshops being sold pregnant, unwell and being denied medical treatment, being kept in mixed sexes, being kept and fed inappropriately, being supplied by backyard breeders and being sold by staff that have minimal to no knowledge on small animal care. ACS DO NOT support the selling of any animals in petshops and we do not support the current status of the issues described as above.
Pet ownership - ACS have dealt with a high number of cases of mistreatment and mass breeding cases although we believe that since our organisation began and through our website and awareness displays, that it has impacted and helped to educate many small animal owners with regards to better/proper care of small animals and to value them as a member of their family and not a cheap backyard pet. We will continue to persue our cause and hope that in the future the trend of better care increases with pet ownership in general.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE ABOVE ISSUES PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE http://www.australiancavysanctuary.com/
IF WE REACH OUR TARGET WE WILL BE SENDING OUR SIGNED PETITION TO THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT IN THE HOPE THAT IT WILL BRING ABOUT BETTER LAWS AND AWARENESS FOR SMALL ANIMALS OF AUSTRALIA.
When given a chance to shine a guinea pig will warm the heart and the soul for life...