Man hands 94 hamsters over to animal shelter


A man has turned over 94 hamsters to a local animal shelter, telling officials he was running out of room in his apartment.

The director of the shelter in the US state of Massachusetts said the rodents were well cared for and will make nice pets.

Shelter director Mike Keiley told the Eagle-Tribune that the hamsters' owner, whom he didn't identify, stopped by this month and said he had a lot of hamsters to surrender.

A Lawrence animal control officer said the man was "overwhelmed" when officials came to get the hamsters on Friday, and initially wanted to keep a few. But she said he changed his mind.

Officials said the man started keeping the hamsters about five years ago.