RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after two hamsters were found in a lay-by near St Fagans, Cardiff.
The two hamsters were found at the side of the road at Croft-y-Genau Road on Saturday (16 January). There wasn’t a cage but there was some shredded paper.
RSPCA deputy chief inspector (DCI) Gemma Black said: “Both hamsters appear to have been dumped.
“They were found loose in the undergrowth with no food, water or shelter. There was just some sodden shredded paper.
“Luckily I managed to catch them up as there’s no way they would have survived if left there. They were also really lucky to have been spotted considering how little they are. They must have also been so terrified being so close to a road.”
Following a vet check the hamsters are now in RSPCA care.
“They are so far doing well,” said DCI Black.
“We are appealing for information to try and find out what happened to them. Although it appears that they were sadly dumped – it could also be possible that they escaped from their owners somehow.
“If we don’t track down their owners, they will be made available for rehoming in the near future.”
If you spot an animal in distress, please call the RSPCA’s 24-hour helpline on 0300 1234 999.
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