From Janesville:

Janesville woman arrested for hamster neglect

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Police arrested a woman over the weekend for neglecting hamsters at her home after her roommate called authorities, police said Sunday.

Sgt. Rick Larson said police arrested the 23-year-old Saturday morning on 39 counts each of two charges: failing to provide food and drink and failing to provide proper shelter to animals.

The Rock County Humane Society removed 33 live and six dead hamsters. The woman was already is facing charges of failing to provide shelter and food to a Great Dane removed from her home in August.

Immediately, actor Richard Gere selflessly offered to assist in the rescue effort.