Plea after bunnies found dumped

PEOPLE are being urged to think carefully before buying pets after two rabbits were dumped in Times Territory after Easter. RSPCA volunteer Sue Harper found one of the bunnies in a car park in Ayot Green on Easter Monday. A second animal was taken in by

PEOPLE are being urged to think carefully before buying pets after two rabbits were dumped in Times Territory after Easter.

RSPCA volunteer Sue Harper found one of the bunnies in a car park in Ayot Green on Easter Monday.

A second animal was taken in by a couple after being found in the same spot.

Sadly, the grey-black rabbit taken in by Sue has since been put down after it was found to have contracted myxomatosis.


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Sue, of Ayot St Peter, told the WHT rabbits are not easy to look after.

"They are quite hard to care for," she said. "They are a lot of work a rabbit, and people buy them not realising this."

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Besides rabbits, other homeless animals including cats and dogs are being found "all the time", she added.

"Animals are being abandoned because people can't afford the vets' bills."

Pat Trussell, branch secretary for the RSPCA Herts East branch, said dumped animals were putting the organisation under great pressure.

"We are just being inundated with calls to rehome dogs and cats," she said.

"Think very carefully that you can afford to keep an animal today because the veterinary costs are just impossible for some.

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