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15 guinea pigs crammed in small crisp boxes dumped in Oldbury park during heatwave

A total of 15 guinea pigs were lucky to survive after being dumped in two crisp boxes amid searing temperatures at a park in Oldbury.

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A total of 15 guinea pigs were dumped in an Oldbury park

A member of the public spotted the animals at Barnford Park at around 2pm on Tuesday, as temperatures in the region reached 30C (86F).

Among the 15 guinea pigs were five babies.

The nine females – some of whom are possibly pregnant – and six males had been left without water and were said to be extremely hot in cramped conditions.

The babies ranged in age from approximately three to 16 weeks old.

The finder took the abandoned pets to the RSPCA’s Birmingham Animal Centre where they were given a veterinary check up and fed and watered.