Louie, the loo-dwelling guinea pig, found dumped inside Bexleyheath shopping centre

PUBLISHED: 09:47 02 August 2017 | UPDATED: 09:47 02 August 2017

Louie was found in the toilets of Bexleyheath's Broadway Shopping Centre

Louie was found in the toilets of Bexleyheath's Broadway Shopping Centre


The male guinea pig was found abandoned in a cardboard box

Security teams in Bexleyheath’s shopping centre found themselves looking after a guinea pig after it was found alone in a toilet at the weekend.

Staff at the Broadway Shopping Centre had taken the tri-coloured male, found inside a cardboard box, back to their offices after calling the RSPCA to come and collect the rodent.

Dubbed Louie, after the place he was found, inspectors took the guinea pig back to RSPCA Putney Animal Hospital.

“It is lucky someone spotted this box and checked inside, if not who knows how long this little one would have been left there,” said inspector Nick Wheelhouse.

“To dump an animal anywhere is just inexcusable and anything could have happened to him. It just makes me so cross that people think it is okay to dump an animal just because they don’t want it anymore.”

Louie, who is thought to be between one and two-years-old, has since been transferred to Milbrook Animal Centre.

Anyone with any information about who may have owned the guinea pig is asked to call the RSPCA’s inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and leave a message for insp Wheelhouse.

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