I love it when hamsters randomly pop up in news stories. The latest hamster news had me stunned. You actually cannot make this cr*p up! 😀
I got this article from the Metro and provided you all with the link to the online article at the end so you can check it out for yourselves!
Police in the US took a hamster into ‘protective custody,’ after it was found running free in the car of a suspected drunk driver.
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, officers in Oregon pulled over a driver suspected of driving under the influence. Whilst chatting to the driver, the officers noticed that there was a hamster in her lap! She then put the hamster on the dashboard and was prominently arrested.
And get this, it took 3 offices to re-capture the little hamster from inside the car! Now that is a scene I’d like to see on ‘Cops with Cameras’ 😀
The driver didnt know why she brought the hamster on the trip and even claimed to have no-one to come pick the critter up so they should ‘just kill it’ !!! 😐
The police did not harm the hamster in any way but the furries whereabouts has not been stated in the article.
I hope its with a loving owner now, not someone who can so readily condemn it to death and endanger it like she did. Why this woman had a hamster in the first place when she is in no frame of mind to properly care for a pet is beyond me! Grrr!
This post actually coincides with a post from a fellow blogger that was on the topic of pet abandonment…
This poem by HutchAGoodLife is a fabulous and moving piece of writing and this latest hamster news has just made me want to share it more! Not quite hamster abandonment but with the same message and meaning to it.
Love your pet, give ’em and loving squeeze and don’t let them go.
They are family members not accessories.