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    Four rabbits found dumped in box on hottest day of the year

    NewsRabbits and bunniesTuesday 30 July 2013
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    The RSPCA has slammed the person or people who abandoned four rabbits in Warlingham on one of the hottest days of the year. They have labelled them as “heartless and irresponsible”.

    Two male and two female rabbits were dumped in a cardboard box on Monday July the 22nd when temperatures were above 30c.

    It was a member of the public who called the RSPCA’s emergency hotline to report the fiound rabbits and alert officers who came by and picked them up. Despite their horrendous ordeal, they were said to be in good condition. They were only said to be between six months and a year old and were said to be from the same litter.

    A spokesperson from the RSPCA said that "Abandoning these young rabbits in an insecure cardboard container was reckless and could have led to them meeting their death on a nearby road," he said. "Rabbits are so dependent on their owners that it is not only completely heartless but totally irresponsible to dump them like this."

    The rescued rabbits have been called Apple, Fran, Nappa and Tahoe. It is unclear how the rabbits ended up there. For example if they were stolen or abandoned. They have been seen by a vet and if noone comes forward to claim them then they will be put up for re-homing.

    If you have knowledge about the rabbits then please call the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.

     

     

    Source: Get Surrey

    Photo: Mike Johnson

     

     

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