Potters Bar RSPCA branch ‘full to the brim’ with bunnies

PUBLISHED: 16:36 16 January 2017 | UPDATED: 16:36 16 January 2017

Cracker, who was found all alone in Potters Bar.

Cracker, who was found all alone in Potters Bar.


The Potters Bar RSPCA Southridge Centre is appealing for the public to re-home bunnies after two were dumped in boxes and a number have been born in the centre.

The charity’s Potters Bar centre has 19 rabbits in its care and is keen to help them get a happy start to the new year by finding them new homes.

Two of the rabbits were pregnant when they arrived at the centre and gave birth shortly afterwards to nine babies between them - almost doubling the number of bunnies in the adoption centre’s care.

Animal care assistant Lisa Obertelli said: “We didn’t realise at first that when we took these rabbits into our care we were actually taking on quite a number more.

“This meant the number of rabbits we had in our care nearly doubled and we are now full to the brim and extremely keen to find permanent new homes for these lovely bunnies as soon as we can.

“They would make the right, responsible owner, brilliant pets and we urge anyone who is thinking of getting a rabbit to consider adopting one of our lovely guys and girls here, and giving them a happy home.”

Just before Christmas, Cracker, a six month-old black-and-white male (pictured above), was found abandoned in a box outside a garage in Potters Bar. He was found on 22 December, very unwell and with scabs on his face, but after being treated by a vet is now fighting fit and looking for a new home.

Previously, one year-old tan female Tilly was found straying in Stevenage, possibly after being abandoned, and arrived at the centre on December 13. Soon after, she gave birth to six babies.

Pancake, a tan-and-white female thought to be around a year-old, was found abandoned in a box in Bow Drive, Hook, Hampshire on August 9 last year, and her three babies were born in our care 12 days later.

To find out more about keeping rabbits as pets visit https://www.rspca.org.uk/local/southridge-animal-centre or visit https://www.rspca.org.uk/local/petsearch?p_p_id=petSearch2016_WAR_ptlPetRehomingPortlets&p_p_lifecycle=1&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-9&p_p_col_pos=1&p_p_col_count=3&_petSearch2016_WAR_ptlPetRehomingPortlets_action=search#onSubmitSetHere to see what rabbits need rehoming.

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