RSPCA rescue hamster deserted on Pembury Road, Dalston


2:19 PM April 6, 2022

An deserted hamster has been rescued from a Dalston road after being present in a grimy and dirty cage. 

The feminine hamster was discovered on Pembury Street in Dalston by a member of the general public at round 8pm final Friday (April 1). 

They contacted the RSPCA, and the organisation is now interesting for info on how the hamster got here to be deserted. 

RSPCA animal rescue officer (ARO) Nicola Thomas has since collected the Syrian hamster and is caring for her at residence.

She stated the “poor hamster” was deserted on the road in a dirty steel and purple plastic cage. 

The purple, steel and plastic cage Oreo was present in

– Credit score: RSPCA

“Fortunately, somebody discovered her and contacted us for assist,” Nicola added. 

“I took her residence with me the place I cleaned up her cage and gave her some much-needed care and a spotlight.”

Nicola continues to foster the hamster, now known as Oreo, but when no proprietor comes ahead she can be rehomed.

The animal rescue officer says there are many studies of small animals like hamsters being deserted.

Nicola says hamsters have “advanced wants”. 

She urges anybody who’s contemplating getting a pet to do their analysis and ensure they can take care of their adopted animal for the remainder of their life.

She stated: “We all know folks’s circumstances can change which can imply they’ll now not care for his or her pets – and proper now we’re all dealing with a price of residing disaster which is placing a pressure on folks’s funds – however abandoning your animals is rarely the reply.”

“If you happen to’re struggling please attain out for assist from mates or household, or charities like ourselves.”

Anybody with info on how the Oreo the hamster got here to be deserted is requested to name the RSPCA’s inspectorate enchantment line on 0300 123 8018.

To see the entire hamsters and different RSPCA animals who want a house, go to

To assist the charity proceed rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in determined want of care, go to or name our donation line on 0300 123 8181.


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