Blind ham­sters need a home

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

FOR­GET the three blind mice, this week at the RSPCA Mid­dle­sex North West we are look­ing to re­home two blind ham­sters.

Th­ese two chaps are adorably cute lit­tle snow­balls of fluff! We’ve called them Pinky and Perky.

They were born blind but with their pow­er­ful sense of smell and sen­si­tive whiskers, they don’t strug­gle to get around at all. How­ever they are more likely to not no­tice the edge of plat­forms, so are look­ing for a low level home.

They were dropped into our char­ity shop in Wat­ford by a friend of their owner, who was strug­gling to cope, so we want to give th­ese boys a happy se­cure home for the rest of their lives.

Pinky and Perky are Syr­ian ham­sters, so need to be re­homed separately. In the wild they would live in lone bur­rows; other ham­ster species, such the Rus­sian dwarf, nat­u­rally live in groups.

Ham­sters are great lit­tle crea­tures to have as pets. They love lots of at­ten­tion and en­joy in­ter­act­ing with their own­ers. They are cute, fun and ex­tremely ac­tive lit­tle ro­dents, es­pe­cially at night when the sun goes down; which is per­fect for fam­i­lies who are out at work and school all day.

Ch­eryl O’Ke­effe from the An­i­mal Wel­fare Team said: “I know that some peo­ple will strug­gle to see past their ap­pear­ances, and we might strug­gle to re­home them.

“We hope by putting them in the pa­per they will find lov­ing own­ers, and here at RSPCA Mid­dle­sex North West we never put an an­i­mal to sleep, ex­cept on ve­teri­nary ad­vice for wel­fare rea­sons.

“Th­ese guys are safe with us un­til we find them a home.

“All I wish for them is long and happy life with re­spon­si­ble and car­ing own­ers who can cater to their needs.”

To help us care for Pinky and Perky un­til we find them a for­ever home, please send a do­na­tion to RSPCA Mid­dle­sex North West Branch, 114 Field End Road, East­cote, Mid­dle­sex, HA5 1RL, visit our web­site www. rspca-mid­dle­sex.org.uk or call Aileen on 020 8429 5604. Even a small do­na­tion will help pay for a tasty treat for them.

If you would like to of­fer a home to Pinky or Perky – or in­deed both of them if you have room for two sep­a­rate cages, please call 020 8966 9688 where you can speak to Ch­eryl, or email info@ rsp­camid­dle­sex.org.uk.

Thank you.

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