An enchantment has been launched after a hamster was discovered deserted in a backyard in Dartford.
The RSPCA was contacted after the pet was discovered by a member of public not far away of their home close to the trail in Ridge Method.
Pom Pom the hamster was discovered deserted in a backyard within the Ridge Method, Dartford. Photograph: RSPCA
She was found inside a cage with a present bag stuffed with meals, bedding and cleansing spray early on Wednesday morning.
The hamster, now named Pom Pom, was collected by RSPCA Inspector Rosie Russon.
She mentioned: “This poor hamster was deserted in her cage and left for a member of the general public to search out not far away of their home.
“Fortunately, she is in good well being however we might at all times urge anybody who’s struggling to care for his or her pet to by no means abandon them like this.
Rosie believes the presence of meals and equipment suggests somebody left her hoping they’d look after her.
The hamster was left deserted together with her provides. Photograph: RSPCA
However she pleaded with house owners to “by no means abandon your pets”, including: “We perceive that individuals’s circumstances can change which can imply they will now not care for his or her pets however we might urge anybody who’s struggling to please attain out for assist from pals or household, or charities like ourselves who can discover a appropriate residence for them.”
The charity is now interesting for info and asks anybody who might have seen one thing in a single day or early on Wednesday to name on 0300 123 8018.
Pom Pom is now within the care of one other RSPCA officer, Inspector Kirsten Ormerod, till she might be rehomed by the RSPCA’s Medway department.
Sadly, the charity does see plenty of small pets resembling hamsters and guinea pigs being deserted.
The charity says they’re typically seen as a straightforward “begin pet” for kids however similar to all pets, they’re complicated animals and require time and persistence to look after.
Google searches for “Hamsters on the market” noticed a 200% improve in July final 12 months in comparison with 2019 because the pandemic noticed pet possession rise considerably.
The RSPCA Medway department has seen an inflow of small pets coming into its care and is anxious many individuals who purchased pets throughout lockdown are actually giving them up as they return to highschool and workplaces.
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