Family of dumped bunnies rescued

‘Get rabbits neutered to avoid unwanted litters’ - says RSPCA, after rescuing family of a dozen bunnies. Credit: RSPCA

A dog walker spotted the rabbits, an adult female and ten babies, on Sunday (5 August) in a field off Brimstage Lane in Higher Bebington, and quickly realised they were domestic rabbits so tried to collect them and bring them to safety.

Another rabbit, an adult male, managed to escape but was found the next day.

The kind member of the public contacted the RSPCA and inspector Leanne Cragg collected the family.

She said:

The rabbits were found loose by a country lane in a field with no cage or box. They had scattered and the member of the public kindly rounded them up and brought them to safety. The rabbits are all quite healthy, and very nice, friendly rabbits who have clearly had a home very recently.

Leanne Cragg

Inspector Cragg continued:

Owners should make sure they know the sex of their bunnies when they get them and if unsure, always check with your vet. You must also ensure they are neutered - otherwise you’ll end up with a lot of rabbits, very quickly!

Leanne Cragg

Now the family of friendly rabbits are being cared for at RSPCA Altrincham and Cheshire branch where they will stay until they are ready to be rehomed.

If you recognise them or have any information on how the rabbits came to be abandoned on Sunday at around 4pm, please contact the inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

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