Because every tail deserves a happy ending…

Happy Tails – Two happily re-homed guinea pigs

Possibly the best part of everything we do at the SPCA is our Happy Homings.

To see the joy on the faces of the new families and the sheer delight of the animals they adopt makes all the blood, sweat and tears worthwhile. 

Many of the animals who come through our doors have been rescued from situations of such diabolical cruelty it is hard to imagine.

Others have endured traumas such as abandonment, bereavement from a deceased and beloved owner, getting lost and finding themselves stray… their hearts beat as ours and they feel emotions just as deeply. 

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Two guinea pigs were recently surrendered to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA, one named Hopper, because she only has three little legs, and one named Rubi.

We happily re-homed Hopper and Rubi with a wonderful and loving family in Noordhoek. Seen here is 10-year-old Maya, who was thrilled to have the guineas join their family.

These two beauties were surrendered to the SPCA due to neglect and we are not sure what happened to Hopper’s leg, but we are certain, this trio will experience many happy and loving adventures moving forward! 

Caring for Guinea Pigs is costly and will take up a lot of your time to clean, care and feed them. Unless you can keep two or more Guinea pigs, provide them with a large safe living space, provide them with the best quality vegetables, fruit and hay, and stick to a strict feeding/dietary plan, it would be advisable not to keep them as pets. Click here to learn how to keep guinea pigs as pets.

We are grateful to Maya and her family for providing the best home Hopper and Rubi could ask for. 

Thank you to all our adopters and if anyone is ready to welcome a new pet into their hearts and homes, please do give us a call on 0217004152 or email at

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