FOUR little hamsters in a cage have been found by rubbish bins in Benitachell on the Costa Blanca.
The white-coated creatures were spotted in a pink plastic cage unceremoniously dumped on the side of the road last Monday.
Jacqueline Mellis, who found the hamster in Lirios, on the Cumbre del Sol, took the quartet home to clean the cage and find new owners.
“How cruel some people are,” Jacqueline told the Olive Press.
After making a plea through the Javea Connect Facebook group, by Tuesday a new owner had already come forwards to rehome the hamsters.
Another kind-hearted Facebook user also donated three cages to the cause.
“I was blown away by all the comments I received regarding the four little hamsters I found at the bins,” Jacqueline said.
“It’s so lovely that many people care for animals as I do.
“The little loves are now in a nice home in nice cages.
“I’m over the moon that there was a happy ending.”
The hamsters were adopted by Rebecca Brown, who lives in Benitachell with her family.