Guinea pigs abandoned in cardboard box with note

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two guinea pigs were abandoned in a cardboard box in Enfield.

A member of the public spotted the box outside a block of flats in Park Road, Enfield on Thursday 15 April at around 8pm.

The box had the words ‘white: Theodore, brown: Alvin’ written on the lid, and inside were the two guinea pigs and some hay. There was also some illegible writing in very faint ink on the side of the box.

RSPCA Inspector Shahnaz Ahmad, who is now investigating, said: “These two guinea pigs were abandoned outside a block of flats in a cardboard box. They were lucky that they were spotted by a kind member of the public who brought them inside and even gave them some lettuce to nibble on before calling s.

“The pair clearly had owners who cared for them, as they are both healthy and in good condition, and their names were written on the lid of the box. We understand that people’s circumstances may change which could mean they can no longer care for their pets, but there is never an excuse to abandon an animal like this. We would urge anyone who is struggling to please reach out for help from friends, family or charities like ourselves.

“We’re keen to find out how Alvin and Theodore came to be abandoned and I’d ask that anyone with information please contacts me on the inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”

Alvin and Theodore are now in the care of the RSPCA where the two guinea pigs, named after the Chipmunks characters, are receiving some much-needed care and attention until they can be rehomed.