Dozens Of Hamsters Abandoned In The Sun


TO HELP HOMELESS AND STRUGGLING VETERANS IN THE SACRAMENTO AREA. NOW IT IS SLOWING THEIR EFFORTS TO HELP THOSE AT RISK PEOPLE. DOZENS OF HAMSTERS ABANDONED IN THE HOT SUN NOW IN NEED OF HOMES. MORE THAN 50 HAMSTERS WERE LEFT IN THE PARKING LOT OF A PET STORE AND TONIGHT OFFICIALS ARE LOOKING FOR HOMES FOR THESE CRITTERS. CBS13’S RACHEL WULFF IS LIVE WITH WHERE THEY ARE NOW AND HOW YOU CAN HELP. Reporter: THEY ARE HERE INSIDE THIS ANIMAL SHELTER. THEY ARE OKAY BUT THE MANNER IN WHICH THEY WERE ABANDONED IS NOT OKAY. IT IS CONSIDERED MISDEMEANOR ANIMAL CRUELTY PUNISHABLE BY UP TO A YEAR IN JAIL AND A $20,000 FINE. HAPPY HAMSTERS HOPING FOR A HOME . 54 IN ALL FROM LARGE TO SMALL. THAT IS INSANE. 54? Reporter: HARD TO BELIEVE THEY ALL FIT IN SEVERAL CAGES BUT THAT IS HOW SOMEONE LEFT THEM OUTSIDE THIS PET SMART. I THINK THAT IS HORRIBLE. Reporter: AN EMPLOYEE FOUND THEM AT 11:30 AM TUESDAY AND CALLED ANIMAL CONTROL. IT CAME IN AS 44. ONCE WE START ACCOUNTING, WE FOUND 54. Reporter: THEY WERE THEN TRANSPORTED TO THE BRADSHAW ANIMAL SHELTER. THEY ARE ALL VERY HEALTHY AND ACTIVE. Reporter: AUTHORITIES SUSPECT THE HAMSTERS OUTGREW THEIR HOME QUICKLY, OVERWHELMING THE OWNER. THEY PROBABLY BOUGHT A FEW AND HAD THEM IN ONE CAGE AND THEY JUST MULTIPLY SO FAST. THIS LITTLE GIRL WILL BE READY TO BREED IN TWO MONTHS. GESTATION IS 2 TO 3 WEEKS AND THEN THEY ARE READY TO GO AGAIN IN ANOTHER FEW WEEKS. YOU CAN SEE HOW THAT ADDS UP QUICKLY. Reporter: SEVERAL OF THE FEMALES ARE PREGNANT AND THEIR BABIES. THEY ARE UP FOR ADOPTION. TODAY’S SPECIAL? TO FOR $5. HE HAS A DWARF HAMSTER. NOW THEY COULD HAVE FRIENDS. NO THANK YOU. THEY ARE NOT A LONG-TERM COMMITMENT. THEY ONLY LIVE FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS. I AM SURE AS IT GETS OUT ONTO SOCIAL MEDIA WE WILL GET MORE PEOPLE COMING IN. Reporter: THERE IS DEFINITELY A BUZZ. HOW MANY HAMSTERS DO YOU WANT? NO WONDER THEIR NOSES TWITCH ALL THE TIME. INTERESTING. IN ALL SERIOUSNESS, IF THEY FIND THIS PERSON, THEY COULD FACE ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES AND

3 thoughts on “Dozens Of Hamsters Abandoned In The Sun

  1. Note to hamster owners if you can’t take care of them it’s better to let them loose to die rather than leave at a store to hopefully find a good home

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