Pets left in freezing temps troubling Alaska trend

FAIRBANKS — The adoption Saturday of 21 hamsters and guinea pigs reflects a troubling trend of animal abandonment at Alaska transfer sites, sometimes in frigid winter temperatures.

The animals that have been dropped off before include cats, dogs, birds, lizards and turtles.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the hamsters and guinea pigs were dropped off by an unnamed good Samaritan who said he found the animals at one of the North Pole transfer sites.

The animals, a mixture of males, females, adults and babies, were left in one container with straw and without food or water.

Throughout the past few years, dozens of animals have been found largely at transfer sites. Many are tied or boxed up near the bins, but some are found stuffed into trash bins.


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