The financial crisis is making life difficult for many families but it seems our pets are especially vulnerable. More people are struggling to find the cash to look after them properly, and as a result, animal rescue centres and now bursting at the seams.
The latest victims include almost one-hundred rabbits rescued from a house in Dorset and now they're in need of new homes.
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