A RABBIT who had both her ears viciously cut off with scissors is looking for a new home after being rescued.
White cross-breed Susan was found roaming Buckhaven, Fife in freezing February conditions.
She was taken in by the Scottish SPCA and is being looked after in their Edinburgh and Lothians Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre.
Staff at the centre in Balerno are now keen to find Susan a loving new home after her tough past.
Assistant Manager Kenny Sharpe said, “Poor Susan was found outdoors in the cold and could be a stray, although she may have been abandoned.
“Both her ears have been cropped off, which is highly unusual.
“The vet who examined her thinks they were cut off with a pair of scissors in a malicious attack as it is extremely rare for both ears to be removed for medical reasons.
“This would have caused Susan a great deal of pain and suffering and we can only imagine how frightened she must have been.
“Thankfully, this is an old injury which has healed and Susan seems to cope well.
“Susan is very friendly and trusting of humans, despite the obvious trauma she has been caused in the past.
“This gorgeous girl has clearly not had a great start in life and we’d really like to find her an owner who can show her the love and care she deserves.”
Anyone interested in offering Susan a home can call the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999 and ask to be connected to the Edinburgh and Lothians Centre.