Rise in 'pocket pets' arriving at shelters

By Emily Woods
Updated January 13 2022 - 4:36pm, first published 4:30pm
There has been an increase in people surrendering 'pocket pets' to animal rescue homes in Victoria.

The number of Victorians abandoning pet rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets at animal shelters has almost tripled in six months, in part due to a misconception the small furry creatures are low maintenance.