2 Oct, 2019 @ 20:28
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Four hamsters in a cage found by rubbish bins in Benitachell on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Hamsters Dumped By Bin

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.

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DUMPED: The cage in which the four hamsters were found

“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.

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HELP!: Jacqueline Mellis rescued the four hamsters before putting out a plea on social media

“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.

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NEW FAMILY: Rebecca Brown rehomed the pet hamsters, to the delight of children Sara (left), Dani (centre) and Leah (right)

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

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