Animal welfare officers are hunting 'irresponsible' pet owners who dumped pregnant guinea pigs in a remote riverside car park in West Sussex.
Walkers at Weir Water on Admirals Bridge Lane in East Grinstead discovered fly tipped rubbish in the car park last Wednesday. The rubbish included three fabric ‘puppy pens’, but when they peered inside to investigate, they discovered a family of guinea pigs.
Some of the guinea pigs had managed to escape from the pens and were roaming free.
RSPCA inspector Liz Wheeler was one of those who came to the rescue.
The five guinea pigs are now being cared for at a private boarding establishment.
Carers say the pregnant females will soon be giving birth, and they'll be re-homed by the RSPCA once they are all recovered.
The RSPCA is asking anyone with any information or who may have seen a vehicle dumping the guinea pigs to contact Inspector Wheeler on 0300 123 8018.