An animal charity based in the Sleaford area has paid tribute to the generosity of the public following an appeal for help in re-homing guinea pigs.
Hollies Animal Re-homing Trust said is was ‘overwhelmed’ by the response to its call for help over the popular pets.
In the two weeks prior to Christmas, the trust took in 18 guinea pigs. Two of the rescued females were then found to be pregnant, giving rise to seven babies between them.
It prompted an appeal on social media for help.
A spokesman for the trust said: “We received an outstanding countywide response to our appeal for donations of hutches and food, and for foster and permanent homes for them.
“We are currently looking for homes for seven adult guinea pigs and the babies, who will be ready to leave around the end of January.”
A list of people interested in the babies is already in place and will be looked at later in the month, the trust says.
The spokesman added: “We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to all of the kind people who responded to our pleas for assistance, we were overwhelmed by both the speed and level of response and the generosity of local people.”
Prospective adopters are asked to contact the trust through its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/hollies animalrehomingtrust or on 01526 890098 or info@hollies animals.org.