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Rabbit dumped in Upper Norwood after children lost interest in their pet

A rabbit was founded dumped in a box on the streets of south-east London along with a heartbreaking note.

'The children have lost interest, we didn't know what to with it'.

RSPCA was called to Dickenswood Close in Upper Norwood after a member of the public found a brown and white rabbit left on the road with a note.

Abandoned rabbit Credit: RSPCA

RSPCA's Animal Collection Officer, Jill Sanders found the rabbit last Thursday after being contacted by a local family who had found the rabbit abandoned on the street.

I understand that family circumstances can often change and sometimes people are unable to keep their pets. However, it’s not acceptable to abandon a vulnerable pet, like a rabbit, in the street like this.

There are always charities and organisations who are willing to help when needed.

– Jill Sanders, Animal Collection Officer at RSPCA
Abandoned rabbit Credit: RSPCA

The rabbit is now being cared for by the RSPCA’ s Putney Animal Hospital.

If his owners do not collect him then the rabbit will be re-homed.

Rabbits are often a child’s first pet and many families take them on for their children to take care of.

While bunnies can make wonderful pets they are also a huge responsibility and it’s really important that parents are willing to commit to caring for them when their children, undoubtedly, lose interest.

– Jill Sanders, Animal Collections Officer at RSPCA

Anyone with information on where this bunny may have come from should contact RSPCA by calling 0300 123 8018.