Hamsters: Warehouse to Dream House

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

Little Tess and Amelia weren’t always sitting so pretty.

They were rescued during PETA’s investigation of U.S. Global Exotics (USGE), a massive exotic-animal dealer that denied the animals it warehoused veterinary care, adequate space, ventilation, heat, and even adequate food and water. Tess’s and Amelia’s luck changed when they were seized from USGE, along with 26,000 other animals.

They found a home with a PETA member replete with love, toys, treats, and a thousand comfy places where a hamster can curl up and spend a relaxing afternoon.

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind