Baby Rabbits Tossed Out Like an Unwanted Present!

Posted by Jon in News, Rescued on Saturday 26/03/2011 17:57 +01:00.

Almost every day we receive calls asking us to take on unwanted animals, mainly rabbits and all too often its baby rabbits, from irresponsible owners who have not neutered their pets and now have a litter of more.

In the past week, we have been asked to take on three litters and 10 adults, that’s almost as many rabbits as we re-home in an entire year! This is simply unsustainable, we can only take rabbits in as they go out and this is not very often.

Why do people insist on buying baby rabbits from pet shops and pet superstores when there are so many in rescue centres? Why is it that they then expect charities like us to take them off their hands when they have grown tired, bored or don’t want to pay vets bills?

This boy was one of several that were dumped at the side of a busy road, we found him (now called Willow) and another 2  were found later by other people. There were probably more from the litter that were never found. Unfortunately we hear far too often about people tossing out baby pet rabbits and unwanted adult rabbits into the wild, where they will certainly perish.

This boy was injured and petrified, so much so that he did not move when we found him but sat shaking with fear. Two weeks on, a course of anti-biotics and loads of love and attention and he’s doing well and slowly becoming tame.

Willow is the lucky one, thousands more are not so lucky.

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