Lost and on his way to Wem­b­ley

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

HERE in the UK, fam­ily pets can be from a wide va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent species and as a re­sult it is not just cats, dogs and rab­bits that need to be found new homes when – through no fault of their own – pets get lost, aban­doned or just dumped and left to fend for them­selves.

So far this year here at the Mid­dle­sex North West Branch of the RSPCA we have taken in 57 small an­i­mals that in­clude guinea pigs, ham­sters, rats, ger­bils, chin­chillas, bud­gies, ca­naries, a cock­atiel, and a tor­toise.

For­tu­nately we have been able to find new homes for nearly all of these small pets but we are still keen to find homes for those still with us.

An­i­mal wel­fare ad­min­is­tra­tor, Ch­eryl O’Keeffe, said: “Early in the sum­mer we had a bit of a panic when we had to take in nearly 20 ham­sters that were re­moved by an RSPCA in­spec­tor as a re­sult of over­breed­ing and ne­glect.

“We were lucky be­cause our many pet fos­ter­ers helped out ut and we soon had them all in n tem­po­rary homes.”

Three months on we are now left with only one of these ham­sters still look­ing for a home.

Lit­tle Jade (a Syr­ian ham­ster) has been re­ceiv­ing lots of reg­u­lar han­dling from her foster fam­ily to help her over­come any ner­vous­ness she has. She has greatly im­proved, and though she can still be a lit­tle wary she is fine be­ing g picked up now.

The most com­mon and largest argest type of ham­ster is the Syr­ian an ham­ster. These are nat­u­rally y soli­tary and will fight if you u try to keep them in pairs or groups so Jade needs a home on her own.

In ad­di­tion to lit­tle Jade we are very keen to find new homes for two male guinea pigs, Bo and Bob.

While they came to us to­gether these two will un­for­tu­nately need to be found their own sep­a­rate homes as when they ar­rived in our care in mid-Au­gust they have been sep­a­rated as they clearly were not get­ting along.

Bo and Bob are both around four years old and are look­ing for a new home with a fe­male guinea pig com­pan­ion.

We arear also still look­ing for a per­man per­ma­nent new home for Cloud who is ana adult male budgie. CloudClo ar­rived with us in July via a an RSPCA An­i­mal Col Col­lec­tion Of­fi­cer who res res­cued him when he was foundf near the fly­ing sta­dium.free at Wem­b­ley Park Boule­vard,

We are look­ing for a homeho where Cloud can be ac­com­mo­datedac in an aviaryav rather than a cage.

I If you would be in­ter in­ter­ested in of­fer­ing a new home to Jade, Bo, Bob or Cloud then please call us on (020) 896689 9688 or email us at: info@rsp­camid­dle­sex.org.uk­info@rs to find out how you can adopt them an­dan of­fer them a new home for life.

You may also like to visit our web­site at www.rspca-mid­dle­sex. org.uk and find our about our many other an­i­mals look­ing for a new home.

n STILL WAIT­ING FOR A HOME: Jade, the Syr­ian ham­ster

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