FOUR Guinea pigs had to be rescued after they were found dumped in the Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds.
Staff at the Abbey’s aviary discovered the rodents scampering around on August 24, rounded them up and called the RSPCA.
The four-month-old guinea pigs, named Cathy, Kimberley, Wendy and Abbey, are now at Mildenhall waiting to be rehomed.
Allan Barley, West Suffolk RSPCA’s Small animal rehousing co-ordinator, said: “They were just loose in the gardens running about until the staff there caught them – they must have been dropped through the gates. They were all absolutely fine and in excellent condition and were not worried at all about being handled. We named one of them Abbey because that’s where they were found. We are getting more and more instances of people dumping their unwanted animals. If people just phone us we can help to rehome them.”
RSPCA West Suffolk branch can be contacted on 01638 515935.