For bun­nies 1+1 = 20

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

EAR­LIER this year the Mid­dle­sex North West branch of the RSPCA got a call from a so­cial worker who needed help when they at­tended a prop­erty and found 20 rab­bits liv­ing in very poor, cramped ac­com­mo­da­tion.

The branch agreed to take them in and look af­ter them while find­ing new homes.

As is so of­ten the case th­ese rab­bits be­came ne­glected and un­cared for be­cause when their owner bought two rab­bits they didn’t get them neutered and very quickly two be­came 20 and their owner just couldn’t cope any­more.

Most of th­ese rab­bits came as ba­bies and they are now nearly fully grown.

While we have been able to find homes for life for 12 of this lovely ‘ex­tended fam­ily’ we are still look­ing for homes for the re­main­ing eight of them.

An­i­mal wel­fare of­fi­cer Tracy Deamer said: “Th­ese are quite large rab­bits which may put some peo­ple off but they re­ally are very good as first rab­bit pets as they are friendly and very in­quis­i­tive rab­bits. Be­ing larger rab­bits means you need to en­sure you have a large enough hutch and run area for them to stretch their legs and run around when they want.”

The rab­bits still with us are all neutered and vac­ci­nated so that they are ready to move to their new homes as soon as they get matched up with their adopters.

Baobab and Spring are fa­ther and daugh­ter and as they had formed a very close bond we are re­hom­ing them to­gether.

Twix and Mars are brother and sis­ter who now about eight months old and are still grow­ing and when fully grown we ex­pect they will weigh about 4kg each.

Topic and Marathon are an­other brother and sis­ter pair­ing and like Twix and Mars they are also around eight months old with a lit­tle grow­ing still to go. The last pair is Hubble and Wooky who are a lit­tle younger at about five months old and while they are smaller now they have a bit more grow­ing to do so will catch up soon enough with their sib­lings and we also ex­pect that they will tip the scales at 4kg plus.

If you would be in­ter­ested in of­fer­ing a new home to a pair of the lovely rab­bits then please call us on (020) 8966 9688 or email us at: info@rsp­camid­dle­ uk to find out how you can adopt them and of­fer them a new home for life.

Visit our web­site at www. rspca-mid­dle­ for more in­for­ma­tion about th­ese rab­bits.

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