A total of twelve albino dwarf hamsters are looking for their forever homes after being abandoned in a mall parking lot.
Why do people abandon the most adorable of creatures on the side of the road? It’s something that just boggles the mind. We understand you might not have the time, money, or even inclination to take care of over a dozen creatures, but if that’s the case there are way better ways of getting rid of your critters than leaving them in a mall parking lot.
Which is exactly what happened to 14 cute and cuddly albino dwarf hamsters. A Good Samaritan was just walking by late at night when she spotted a pair of individuals in a pickup truck outside the Sears at Tanforan Mall in San Bruno, California. The two shadowy figures got out of the truck with two glass tanks and just left them there. The contents were a rolling mass of tiny furballs.
Once the truck had sped off, our Good Samaritan contacted the local SPCA who then came by to pick up the creatures.
Now they’re available at the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA. What was 14 has now dropped to 12 as two of the little guys have already been adopted, but they’re still looking for homes for the rest of them.
“We are very grateful to the individual who brought the abandoned hamsters to us,” said SPCA spokeswoman Buffy Martin Tarbox. “Thanks to her, the hamsters were saved and we are now able to find new and loving homes for them.”
Dwarf hamsters make excellent pets for people with little space, such as apartment dwellers, or people looking for very low-maintenance pets that still have a lot of love to give. They typically live about 3 years and are excellent escape artists. Their cage will need to have a strong and fine mesh or be made of glass in order to keep the little guy from escaping.
These being albino hamsters means they have red eyes and white fur. Otherwise, they’re exactly the same as a regular dwarf hamster.
Taking one of these cute little things home will cost 10$. Call now to reserve your new best friend.