Neonatal hamsters are as vulnerable as they are cute.
So last week, when four of them, with their mom, found themselves at the Humane Rescue Alliance — Washington, D.C.’s city shelter — it was imperative that they be given the utmost care.
“These guys currently need to be fed via an eyedropper every hour and a half,” spokesperson Alix John Tolley tells Shelter Me. “Protecting, rescuing, and caring for all animals in the District of Columbia is our top priority.”
Being so vulnerable, two of the babies sadly didn’t make it. The two who did, Sektor and Kano, are “thriving,” says Tolley.
“We are a truly open-access shelter and take in any animal in need, no matter the species,” says Tolley. “The Humane Rescue Alliance is here to tenaciously protect and advocate for the animals in our community, and support and celebrate people’s love and compassion for them.”
Next step is finding an experienced foster, or rescue group, to take in the babies.
The Humane Rescue Alliance is also looking for a permanent home for the mom, Sonya Blade — so she can enjoy the benefits of empty nesting, in a loving home.
Find out more about these little ones from the Humane Rescue Alliance.
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