A group of albino dwarf hamsters found dumped outside the Sears store at Tanforan Mall in San Bruno is now available for adoption at the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA).
A Good Samaritan witnessed people in a truck dump two glass tanks in a shopping cart in the parking lot and then drive away quickly. The person decided to investigate what was in the tanks when she discovered the hamsters and brought them to PHS/SPCA. The tanks were dumped last month and contained a total of fourteen hamsters. Two have already been adopted and PHS/SPCA is seeking homes for the remaining twelve.
Dwarf hamsters make fun and entertaining pets and are ideal for someone living in an apartment. Dwarf hamsters are smaller than other hamsters and have an average lifespan of three years. Hamsters can be excellent escape artists, so they will need either a tank with a tight-fitting screen lid for ventilation, or a cage with bars spaced very closely together to serve as their secure habitat, along with access to fresh water and suitable hamster food and toys, including a running wheel. Make sure to keep hamsters separated by gender to prevent unwanted litters.
PHS/SPCA encourages potential adopters to visit their Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion to meet the hamsters. The shelter is open seven days a week for adoptions.
People interested can call at 650-340-7022 for more information.
Where: PHS/SPCA Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion - 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekends