Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Raiders Left Our Baby Hamsters to Die

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Raiders Left Our Baby Hamsters to Die

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Byline: Andrew Pain

Burglars left baby hamsters to die when they raided a Teesside family's home.

The thieves opened the pets' cage.

And when the family discovered it, the mother was gone, leaving behind six babies.

Now it is feared they could die as they are too young to survive on their own.

Parents Kelly Mann, 32, and Andrew Carter, 37, say they do not know if the hamster was stolen or if it was simply allowed to escape.

Miss Mann said: "The babies could die now - it's shocking. I just feel sorry for the hamsters. The kids are crying over it, they loved them so much."

The thieves stripped the home in Crosthwaite Avenue, Middlesbrough of other electrical goods, mobile phones and a treasured pounds 700 motorbike, which the family had saved for three years to buy for sons Dean, 14 and Carl, 11.

Miss Mann said: "They got it for Christmas. They have wanted it for years and we had finally got the money for it and it has been pinched. …

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