Rabbits, rabbit, rabbits!!!!!
The situation with unwanted rabbits isn’t getting any better, this week we have had separate calls to take in 26, yes 26 in a week! Of these, we have managed to take 10 in today, sadly we don’t have room for the other 16.
While some of these have been well looked after and from owners who have reluctantly had to seek a new home for their pet, most have been given up for reasons such as the kids have got bored, they are fighting because boys aren’t castrated or they have been bought from a breeder / pet shops and had little or no advice.
Of these ten rabbits, only three were neutered and none vaccinated and several have come in with untreated health issues.
Neutering, vaccinating against Myxomatosis, VHD1 and VHD2 and regular health checks should be part of responsible pet ownership. Sadly this isn’t offered or advised when people buy a rabbit for £30 from a garden centre or pet shop.
This will now cost the charity £850 and take around 6 weeks per rabbit before they can go up for adoption. £40 was donated with the rabbits, leaving us to raise a further £810 plus treatment, plus food costs.
If you could help the charity by making a donation, this as always will be very gratefully received.