In This Issue
Dragons' Den firm takes pet food market by storm
Popular pet and garden supplies store faces the axe
Canine trackers solve biggest missing dog case to date
Pet food industry unites on animal welfare
PATS Telford set to be another ‘sell out’ event
Council fines for not microchipping a dog vary by 500% depending on where you live
Independent pet store celebrates National Pet Month
Webbox Natural launches first national TV ad campaign
Group55 wins Scale-Up Business of the Year Award
Bestpets sponsors British Dog Grooming Championship
Get your own copy of Pet Trade Xtra
Burns listed in Sunday Times Top 100 Private Companies
How to feed a senior dog – comprehensive expert paper
New Ruffwear gear for running with dogs
PIF launches new online education portal for pet professionals
Agria’s Anna Thomas named Young Marketer of the Year
Appeal for information after man spotted dumping hamster
CSJ foiled!
The best of the previous Pet Trade Xtra
From vet nurse to pet the driving force behind an exciting new business venture
Innovative dog toy hits UK market and is destined to be a bestseller
Record sales and multi-million pound deals for pet firm
Find out how Pet Trade Xtra can help to promote your business and products.

Please contact for all editorial matters.

Email to discuss advertising and sponsorship opportunities.
Appeal for information after man spotted dumping hamster

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a hamster was abandoned by a man in a park in Sutton Coldfield.


A member of the public was walking through Newhall Park on Tuesday (April 3) when they saw a bald man in his mid-30s wearing jeans and a black jacket walking with the empty hamster cage after letting the hamster out.

The member of the public contacted the RSPCA and Animal Collection Officer (ACO) Cara Gibbon collected the poor hamster, now nicknamed Hammy.

She said: “The kind member of the public who contacted us was quite shocked to see a man dumping the hamster with an H&M carrier bag with some toys, food and sawdust inside and then walking off with the cage. He asked if she likes animals and offered to give the hamster to her. Worried she wouldn’t be able to catch the hamster, she asked him to leave the cage and took the hamster home before contacting us.


“Hammy the hamster, is physically okay and in a good condition. I have no idea why the man decided to abandon him in such a callous way. There is never an excuse to abandon an animal like this and to dump a hamster in a park and leave him open to the elements as well as predators is almost condemning him to death.

“We rely on members of the public to be our eyes and ears and we are very grateful to the member of the public who stepped in and rescued this hamster.”

Hammy is now at the RSPCA Walsall Branch and will be available for rehoming soon.

If you have any information about how this hamster came to be abandoned contact the inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn