Could it be magic for rab­bit lovers?

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

AT THE Mid­dle­sex North West Branch of the RSPCA we put a lot of ef­fort into find­ing new homes for all the an­i­mals who through no fault of their own find them­selves with­out a car­ing and safe home to call their own.

Of all the dif­fer­ent types of an­i­mals that come into our care the most chal­leng­ing to find new homes for are adult rab­bits.

An­i­mal wel­fare ad­min­is­tra­tor Ch­eryl O’Keeffe said: “It re­ally is sad that peo­ple get young rab­bits as a pet then seem to get bored with them leav­ing it up to or­gan­i­sa­tions such as us to pick up the pieces.”

This year the branch has al­ready taken in 44 aban­doned, stray and ne­glected rab­bits. We have been lucky that so far we have been able to find car­ing new homes both lo­cally and some­times fur­ther afield for 39 of these and some of the oth­ers that were al­ready with us. But we still have over 30 rab­bits liv­ing with fos­ter­ers un­til they can be found a new home for life.

Three of our longer stay­ing bunny friends are Bronze, Jit­ter­bug and Wiz­ard who are all des­per­ate for a place to call home.

Jit­ter­bug and Bronze are our long­est stay rab­bits. They love be­ing al­lowed the free­dom to be out and about do­ing “rab­bit stuff ” and can be­come quite melan­choly if they are con­tained in just a hutch and run for any amount of time. Hav­ing a large en­clo­sure or a gar­den to run free around is their idea of ab­so­lute heaven and they get su­per ex­cited charg­ing about as fast as they can.

Jit­ter­bug and Bronze are look­ing for a home with con­fi­dent rab­bit han­dlers who won’t be put off by their lit­tle quirks. The only thing is that Jit­ter­bug hates be­ing picked up with a pas­sion, and has been known to nip when things aren’t go­ing his way.

An­i­mal wel­fare of­fi­cer Tracy Deamer said “What they lack in cud­dli­ness they cer­tainly make up for in fun.”

Lit­tle Wiz­zard is one of sev­eral rab­bits left be­hind at a prop­erty when the own­ers moved, leav­ing all the rab­bits in the gar­den to fend for them­selves. He is a friendly lit­tle sole, who is easily picked up and han­dled.

Poor Wiz­zard is des­per­ate to find a girl­friend to share his days with as he has been on his own for a long time now and is quite lonely.

He is used to liv­ing as an out­door rab­bit and would ideally re­main as such. He loves hav­ing lots of room to stretch his legs and run about, so a large run is es­sen­tial.

If you think you could give Wiz­zard or Bronze and Jit­ter­bug that ‘home for life’ then please give us a call on (020) 8966 9688 or email us at: info@ rsp­camid­dle­ (to see all the an­i­mals we cur­rently have look­ing for new homes visit our web­site at: www.rsp­camid­dle­

n LOOK­ING FOR LOVE: Wiz­zard, above, and Jit­ter­bug and Bronze, left, are look­ing for new homes

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