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Dozens of small furry animals are rescued in Cornwall

Dozens of small furry animals are rescued in Cornwall

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 8:51am 22nd October 2019. (Updated at 1:16pm 22nd October 2019)

The RSPCA reveals it rescued more than 4,000 small furry animals from cruelty, neglect and abandonment last year, including 31 in Cornwall.

Nationwide, the number of pets, like rabbits and guinea pigs, being brought into centres works out to 340 every month.

Now, as part of its Adoptober campaign, the charity is appealing to find them forever homes.

Inspectors are reminding families that while small animals make good starter pets, they need a lot of care and attention.

Scroll down to meet the animals waiting to find their forever homes in the Duchy.

"Many people think the RSPCA only rescues and rehomes cats and dogs but this is not the case. 

"We see thousands of small furries coming into our care every year and often this is as a result of owners being unable to cope with caring for these animals who they thought would be easy to look after.

"Small furries can make great pets but they are often very misunderstood. 

"One of the biggest issues we see with small pets such as these is people taking them on with little or no research, often buying them on impulse because their children have asked for them. 

"This can lead to families struggling to cope once they realise the large amount of time, money and care these animals actually need.

"It used to be a common sight to see a lone rabbit in a small hutch at the bottom of the garden or a hamster in a tiny cage in the corner of a child's bedroom but hopefully these images are consigned to the past and people realise that these complex animals need so much more than that".

Dr Jane Tyson, RSPCA

Meet the small furries desperate for forever homes in Cornwall

Storm

Rescue Pet Storm
RSPCA rescue rabbit, Storm

Four-year-old Siamese Sable rabbit, Storm, is being cared for at the RSPCA centre in St Columb.

"Please meet our handsome chap, Storm. This beautiful bunny has come back to the centre through no fault of his own, so would love to find his forever family with another neutered rabbit for companionship. 

"Storm requires daily grooming to keep this fluffy coat in good condition. 

"Storm is an independent boy and can be shy around new people so he would need a family who will give him time and patience then, in return, you will get the most characterful, cheeky and adorable little rabbit".

RSPCA

You can find out how to adopt Storm here.

Taylor and Soldier

Rescue Pets Taylor and Soldier
RSPCA rescue guinea pigs, Taylor and Soldier

One-year-old Smooth Coat guinea pigs, Taylor and Soldier, are being cared for at the RSPCA centre in St Columb.

"Taylor and Soldier are a sweet pair of piggies that came into the centre as an established pair and get on well together. 

"Even though the boys are best friends they would require a big enough cage so they can spend time apart if they wish to. 

"Taylor and Soldier are only young and do require some extra handling and socialization from their new family".

RSPCA

You can find out how to adopt Taylor and Soldier here.

Spy

Rescue Pet Spy
RSPCA rescue guinea pig, Spy

One-year-old Smooth Coat guinea pig, Spy, is being cared for at the RSPCA centre in St Columb.

"Spy is a shy little soul who is a little worried by human interaction and needs to be shown that handling can be a fun and positive experience. 

"Spy would love to find a home that would give him some time and patience to settle in.

"Spy would like to be paired with a neutered female friend".

RSPCA

You can find out how to adopt Spy here.

Tinker

Rescue Pet Tinker
RSPCA rescue guinea pig, Tinker

One-year-old Smooth Coat guinea pig, Tinker, is being cared for at the RSPCA centre in St Columb.

"Tinker is a quiet natured little piggie that very much enjoys human cuddles. 

"Tinker would love to give his new family lots of piggie love. 

"Could you offer this wonderful boy the home he very much deserves with a neutered female or neutered male?"

RSPCA

You can find out how to adopt Tinker here.

To read information about all the pets in need of forever homes in the Duchy, go to the RSPCA's Cornwall website.

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