Rabbit posted through letterbox returned to owner

A stolen rabbit posted through a letterbox in a "silly prank" has been returned to its owner.

The white rabbit was found on top of a stack of letters and cards by a postman on Saturday morning in Maltby, south Yorkshire.

The rabbit was posted through a letterbox in a 'silly prank'. Credit: PA Wire

The pet's owners were eventually identified by the RSPCA, only after the charity received numerous offers to re-home the animal.

The RSPCA, who have launched an investigation into the incident, said the rabbit had been taken from its hutch.

"Clearly this was a silly prank that could have resulted in the rabbit being seriously hurt," a spokesperson for the animal charity said.