The RSPCA is urging people to carefully consider the needs of a pet before taking one on – after three hamsters were dumped on a Birmingham street in a shoebox which had “free hamsters” written on it.

The hamsters were left on a footbridge over a ford in the Sarehole Mill area. There were three hamsters in the box – but the lid was open, so there may have been more who escaped.

Rachel Butler, RSPCA spokeswoman for Birmingham, said: … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is on standby to help any owners whose homes have been, or are being, evacuated in Camden over the coming days.

 

An officer was in the area all day yesterday (SAT) working with Camden Council’s animal welfare team to collect details of all of those who may need assistance, and is keeping in close contact with the council today.

 

A register was opened up at Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre, which is one of the locations providing … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is reassuring owners whose homes have been, or are being, evacuated in Camden that help is available to care for their pets, should they need it.

An officer has been in the area all day working with Camden Council’s animal welfare team to collect details of all of those who may need assistance.

A register has been opened up at Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre, which is one of the locations providing emergency accommodation, and anyone who needs our … Continue reading…

The RSPCA in Derby is urging people who are head over heels for hamsters to get in touch – after the centre became inundated with 40 baby hamsters.

Twelve adult Syrian hamsters were taken in to the Abbey Street rehoming centre last month by an RSPCA inspector, after they weren’t being cared for properly in their previous home – however, it soon became apparent that all of the females were pregnant.

Since then, 40 babies have been born and are … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after seven hamsters were dumped in a cage at the side of a residential street in Luton.

The Chinese hamsters were found by a member of the public in Milliners Way on Friday evening (16 December). An RSPCA officer took them to the charity’s Southridge Animal Centre, but one sadly died shortly afterwards as he was so poorly.

The remaining six have been named Rudolph, Blitzen, Prancer, Vixen, Dancer and Comet after Santa’s reindeers…. Continue reading…