Friday, March 16, 2007


Vacuum cleaner saves hamster

‘A hamster was rescued from inside a pipe by being sucked up on the end of a vacuum cleaner.

Henry the hamster managed to get trapped in a pipe – that measured 10cm wide and 4ft deep – in the kitchen of a house in Tamworth, Staffordshire.

His owner, from Crossfell, Stonydelph, asked for the assistance of two street wardens after the RSPCA couldn’t help and other rescue attempts failed.

The wardens tried a number of ways to reach Henry, including tying a number of hamster ladders together and Curly Wurly bars tied to a piece of string.

As a last resort they attached a crevice tool to the vacuum cleaner and sucked Henry out. ‘

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