Guinea pigs dumped in woods

A guinea pig which was found abandoned in the woods off Ollerton Road, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire. It is now being cared for by the Bramcote Animal Rescue Centre.
A guinea pig which was found abandoned in the woods off Ollerton Road, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire. It is now being cared for by the Bramcote Animal Rescue Centre.

A couple of guinea pigs were left scared and hungry when they were dumped in a poor condition in the woods in Ollerton.

A dog walker called the Bramcote Animal Rescue Centre when they found the two adult guinea pigs left in the woods near to Ollerton Road.

Sadly, one of them was “really ill” and had to be put down by the PDSA.

But his friend, Ollie, survived the ordeal.

Amanda Purdy, who runs the Bramcote Animal Rescue Centre, said he has been treated and is now eating well.

She said: “He is very happy now - he is a lovely, sweet pig and is so gentle.

“He didn’t deserve what happened to him.”

Ollie will be put up for adoption next weekend and will need an indoor home so he can be kept company.

“I just cant understand why the public do it because we never turn guinea pigs away,” Amanda said.

“There is no reason to dump them... all they need to do is call.”

The rescue centre is based in Bramcote village, Nottingham, and is currently looking after 61 abandoned guinea pigs.

For more information, visit their webiste at www.bramcote-rescue.co.uk.