We are here to help, say volunteers after guinea pigs dumped outside RSPCA in Martlesham

Guinea pigs were abandoned outside RSPCA Suffolk East & Ipswich.

Guinea pigs were abandoned outside RSPCA Suffolk East & Ipswich.

Guinea pigs were found abandoned outside a Suffolk branch of the RSPCA this week.

Guinea pigs were abandoned outside RSPCA Suffolk East & Ipswich.

Guinea pigs were abandoned outside RSPCA Suffolk East & Ipswich.

Staff at RSPCA Suffolk East and Ipswich discovered them in a hutch which had been left outside their gate in the pouring rain overnight on Monday.

Larger wildlife in the area could have put their lives at risk, volunteers from the charity said.

They reassured people that the charity is there to help but discouraged leaving animals outside in such a way – warning the guinea pigs could have been killed by foxes or badgers.

Taking to social media to warn others, they said: “The team of staff here at the RSPCA in Martlesham are always happy to help in situations regarding re-homing of your pets and so abandonment situations, which are very scary for the animals involved, can be avoided.


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“If the owner of these guinea pigs would like to come forward, we are more than willing to work with you and there will be no negative consequences for you, as we just want to help the guinea pigs.”

They urged the owners to call them on 0300 999 7321.

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