Lost and on his way to Wembley
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: email@example.com@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