Irvine, CA: Orange County Cavy Haven SoCal Pignic 2013

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Southern California Guinea Pig Pignic 2013

Join Orange County Cavy Haven at the 2013 SoCal Pignic [source

Come one, come all! Big and small, Human and fuzzy! To Orange County Cavy Haven SoCal Pignic 2013!

First started by Tammy Raabe of the website Cavy Madness, pignics provide a unique opportunity for guinea pig enthusiasts and animal lovers of all types to gather in a family-friend atmosphere and learn about the proper care and socialization of guinea pigs. Plus they are super-fun and you get to meet some really great people!

About the OCCH Pignics

In 2012, Orange County Cavy Haven (a 2013 Featured Rescue) hosted their 2nd Annual SoCal Pignic. Over 90 people attended the pignic extravaganza in Southern California to enjoy a veggie eating contest(!), a costume contest, a cavy talk Q&A from a local exotics vet, food, a raffle and a silent auction

OC Cavy Haven 3rd Annual SoCal Pignic 2013

When: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 12pm – 4pm [PDF flier]

Location:
Irvine Animal Care Center
6443 Oak Canyon
Irvine, CA [map]

Admission:
$6 for adults/$3 for children 12 and under
Children up to 3 years old are free.
*Funds used to cover rescue and event costs

5 Reasons You Should Go:

  1. Guinea Pig Costume contest
  2. Professional guinea pig pignic-themed portraits
  3. Food4Buns will be providing guinea pig safe treats
  4. Cavy Talk/Q&A at 1pm with Long Beach Animal Hospital’s Dr. Pluskat
  5. Health checks and grooming are included in price of admission

Learn more about the 3rd Annual SoCal Pignic!

Michiko Vartanian, Cavy Haven CEO, had this to say about last year’s SoCal Pignic:

“We raised enough to feed our fosters for several months and take care of some medical needs! It was a huge success all the way around. … And we have several who are interested and filling out [adoption] applications.”

Costume Contest: Must-See Squee

Of all the cavy-centric activities available during Pignic, the guinea pig costume contest was probably the most popular. To give you an idea of this event’s level of squee, the 2012 contest entries included an angel, a butterfly, a rabbit, a convict piggy, a witch, a Harley piggy, and more.

For more information on the OC Cavy Haven SoCal Pignic 2013 and how to attend, visit the OC Cavy Haven website.

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