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2013 Donation Update

Congratulatory letter to guinea pig rescue

Donate to guinea pig rescues. It’s fun!

Last year, Orange County Cavy Haven of Fullerton, California and Texas Rustlers Guinea Pig Rescue of Lewisville, Texas were the two special guinea pig rescues chosen by wheek.it users to share in 100% of wheek.it money raised in 2013. And the donation figures are in!

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Guinea Pig Rescue Interview: Orange County Cavy Haven, Part 2

Orange County Cavy Haven Logo

Orange County Cavy Haven Logo

NOTE: This post is part 2 of 1 in an interview with Michiko Vartanian, CEO of Orange County Cavy Haven, a 2013 wheek.it Featured Rescue.

wheek.it (WK): So let’s talk about some real-life challenges you’ve faced since you took on the role of CEO. How did you face those challenges? What was the outcome, Michiko?

Michoko Vartanian, Orange County Cavy Haven CEO (MV): Perhaps the biggest challenge, for me, is the emotional challenge due to the amount of sadness involved in the position. I am in contact daily with at least one person who has a sick pig, or has been involved in something upsetting regarding a guinea pig and is reaching out for help. In addition to the fact that there is at least one foster pig in the rescue at any given time who is dealing with an illness, I also am in contact with a great number of people who reach out to me whether or not they’ve rescued from us. I am always available to anyone who has questions regarding pigs, but the result is that I become exposed to so many sad stories. Probably a day doesn’t go by where my heart doesn’t break to some degree. I just try to balance that with the fact that my role also exposes me to all of the many, many happy stories, and I try to focus on those.

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Donation Figures for Quarter 3 (Q3) 2013

Q3 2013 Donation Figures

Donations for Q2 2013 (April 2013 through June 2013)

At the beginning of each quarter, a screen shot of cumulative donation figures for the current fundraising year will be posted to the donations category.

July 1, 2013 through September 30, 2013 donation figures for Orange County Cavy Haven and Texas Rustlers Guinea Pig Rescue (April through December 2013 Featured Rescue) are as follows:

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