A hamster left outside of a Garden Grove fire station on Friday has a new home.
The furry critter was adopted Monday by an area woman, according to Garden Grove fire Capt. Thanh Nguyen.
“He (the hamster),” looked to be happy,” Nguyen said.
Firefighters found the hamster in a cage that had been placed in basket outside of Garden Grove Fire Station No. 6 on Debbie Lane around 7 a.m. Friday. “There was no note or contact information in the basket,” Nguyen said.
A firefighter volunteered to care for the hamster while authorities waited to determine if the owner might have a change of heart and reclaim the rodent. When no one came forward, Nguyen used social media and found the hamster a new home.
While dogs and even babies have been surrendered anonymously at Garden Grove fire stations, no one has ever dropped off a hamster, Nguyen said, who is happy the rodent has been adopted.
“It’s not like we are going to turn our back on animals when they show up at our door,” he said.
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