Animal rescue service seeks home for rabbits

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An animal rescue service has saved a large group of bunnies and now seeks a home for them.

36 rabbits were rescued by the RSPCA from a house in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales, last year, when it was revealed that they were living in wire mesh cages with no bedding, environmental enrichment, or adequate weather protection.

Emma Finnimore, cattery supervisor at the animal rescue centre, said: “We initially took in 15 rabbits which had led a pretty miserable life in barren cages with little human contact or socialisation. That number then increased dramatically when we discovered that three of the females were pregnant and subsequently gave birth to 21 babies. 

“Our wonderful foster carers have been looking after the mums and babies and have played a crucial role in their care and socialisation. The whole group have come on in leaps and bounds and really deserve to find lovely new homes.”   

The RSPCA prosecuted their owner, who had also failed to provide sufficient medical treatment for the rabbits.

The owner was given a three-year ban on keeping rabbits.

Two of the rabbits have already been rehomed, and another 20 are currently available for adoption; the remaining bunnies will be available after neutered.

Find out more about the rabbits on the RSPCA website.

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