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Two degus found dumped in box and left outside house in Ledbury
DEGUS have been found dumped outside a house in Ledbury.
The rodents - which originate from Chile - were discovered in a cardboard box outside a house in Oatleys Crescent last Friday.
RSPCA inspector Suzi Smith collected the animals and took them to a vet where they were treated for a possible mite infestation.
One of the degus had slight hair loss and both are old but were otherwise well.
Inspector Smith said: “Unfortunately we see hundreds of abandoned animals but this is the first time I’ve collected any degus and it’s such a shame that they should have been dumped in this way.
“The box they were found in had no identifying marks on it and you would never have known there were live animals inside so it’s just lucky they were found.
“Despite their ordeal the degus are friendly and a delight to meet and they will be found a new home.”
Those interested in looking after the animals should email firstname.lastname@example.org
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