LAWRENCE, Mass. — A Massachusetts man has turned over 94 hamsters to a local animal shelter, telling officials he was running out of room in his apartment.
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The director of the shelter says the rodents were well cared for and will make nice pets.
Shelter director Mike Keiley tells 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.
"There are just many, many of them. He ran out of space for them and that's when he came in."
A Lawrence animal control officer says the man was "overwhelmed" when officials came to get the hamsters Friday, and initially wanted to keep a few. But she says he changed his mind.
Officials say the man started keeping the hamsters about five years ago.
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