Hamsters have disabilities too, you know
This week on Ouch, our columnist Tom Shakespeare turns his attention to the subject of disabled pets. Did you know that apparently all Dalmations are deaf, or that some dog breeds are prone to epilepsy? Well, you do now.
While searching out some web links for Tom's article, one of the Ouch team happened across an extraordinary Yahoo newsgroup on the net - it's the Challenged Hamster Support Group:
"For too long, the compassionate caretakers of mentally and physically disabled rodents have been the targets of much ridicule and torment for adopting their 'special little darlings.' The Challenged Hamster Support Group is here to help the loving owners of challenged hamsters like Hermia, my baby who only has one eye."
Please remember that Ouch isn't just a site for disabled people. We're here for all those disabled hamsters too.