December 9 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Animal charity the RSPCA is desperately appealing for help after its Suffolk East and Ipswich branch became overwhelmed with abandoned rabbits.
The RSPCA Martlesham Animal Centre currently has 25 rabbits in its care and is looking for new homes for them after they were picked up as strays or given up by their owners who could no longer care for them.
The centre is now struggling for space to take in any more until new homes can be found for those currently in their care.
Becky Fox, deputy manager at the centre, said: “Sadly we still have a high number of rabbits in our care, and we feel we are reaching a crisis point.
“The rabbits keep coming in either as a result of being abandoned or they have been given up by their owners, but there does come a point when we just can’t take any more in.
“We hope that people who are considering getting some rabbits as pets will come to us first as we have an array of amazing rabbits all in desperate need of loving new homes.
“We really hope that the people of Suffolk will respond to our appeal and offer these wonderful animals a loving new home.”
Among those looking for new homes is Squeak who is just around two-months-old and is described as nosey and inquisitive and very, very friendly.
Anyone interested in giving any of the rabbits a home should visit www.ipswich-rspca.org.uk or call 01473 623280.