Rabbits Dumped On Doorstep In Littleport
PUBLISHED: 09:48 11 February 2009 | UPDATED: 10:43 04 May 2010
THE RSPCA is appealing for information after two rabbits were found dumped on a doorstep in Littleport last Wednesday (February 4). The bunnies are an unusual breed, called Klein Lotharinger, and are white with distinctive black markings. They were both a
THE RSPCA is appealing for information after two rabbits were found dumped on a doorstep in Littleport last Wednesday (February 4).
The bunnies are an unusual breed, called Klein Lotharinger, and are white with distinctive black markings. They were both aged about six months' old and had been left in a metal and plastic cage behind a fishing tackle shop on Granby Street.
They were both well cared for and had been left with a supply of fresh water.
RSPCA inspector Richard Lythgoe said: "We're not sure how long these rabbits had been there, but it is lucky they were found when they were, especially considering the cold weather.
"If people feel that they can genuinely no longer look after their pets, they should contact the RSPCA or another welfare organisation for help.
It is simply not acceptable to dump animals, for any reason."
The pair, named Marcus and Lucas by animal centre staff, are now living at the RSPCA Block Fen Animal Centre in Wimblington. The centre currently has 17 rabbits available for rehoming, with another four scheduled to come in at the weekend.
Jackie Williams, deputy animal centre manager, said: "It is a difficult time of year to rehome any animal, but rabbits just struggle to find new homes during the winter.
"It is so important that people make sure their pets are neutered to prevent unwanted litters and that they make sure they are only taking on animals they can care for for the whole of their lives."
INFO: To find out about rehoming an animal from Block Fen, telephone 0300 123 0726.
If anyone has any information about this incident they should contact the RSPCA in confidence on 0300 1234 999.