Easter bunnies bounce into rescue centre

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A SCOTS animal charity is warning that a rabbit is for life, not just for Easter.

The SSPCA currently looking after six-week-old baby bunnies after their pregnant mother was handed in to them.

Staff are keen to find loving homes for the litter but are urging people to think carefully before taking a rabbit on.

The six-week- old bunnies were born in SSPCA care

Centre manager Peter Baker said, “Many people will see these fluffy little bundles and forget that they will grow into full size adults who can live for five to eight years.

“We would like to stress to people that rabbits are a long-term commitment and they should not be given as gifts for Easter, or at any time of year.

“Rabbits do not do well stuck in a hutch all day with no company, stimulation or handling and this isn’t the kind of life we want these boys and girls to have.

Mother Cookie was handed in while pregnant

“We are looking for owners who have the time and devotion to offer these fantastic pets the care and attention they deserve.

“There are also five adult rabbits here looking for their forever homes and we hope responsible people will come forward and give them a fresh start.”

 

Anyone interested in rehoming a rabbit can call the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999 and ask to be connected to Dunragit Kennels.

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