Pet of the Week – Mercury

If there’s a wheel, there’s a way – adopt a hamster today!

This little “Mercury” is a gold medal winner in wheel spinning. Have hours of fun watching this little guy race to the imaginary finish line as he endlessly goes round and round. We think he coined the phrase, “What a HAM!” 

His wheel of fortune could be right for your home! Adopt “Mercury” or one of his other five teammates for just $5.00. They can be found today at the County Animal shelters in San Diego or Carlsbad. Check out to see which athlete you want as your team captain!

Tracy DeFore is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact