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Happy ending for rabbits and guinea pigs rescued by Worcester RSPCA
2:30pm Friday 11th January 2013 in News
SEVEN rabbits and four guinea pigs have been rehomed following an article in your Worcester News about an increase in strays.
Margaret Layland, small animals rehoming co-ordinator for the RSPCA Worcester and Mid-Worcestershire branch, has been inundated with calls from prospective new owners.
As well as those that had been rehomed, four more rabbits have been reserved and another two were being visited by a potential new family this week.
The response followed an article in the paper about an increase in dumped rabbits during the cold, wet winter.
As most of the animals were under 12 months old, it is believed they were bought in the summer months and let go when the cold and wet winter made them difficult to care for.
Mrs Layland said: “We have been really pleased that not only has the article led to seven of our rabbits being rehomed but also highlighted the issue of dumping the rabbits.”
Since the article, a stray giant rabbit has been taken to a foster carer and is looking for a new home.
Anyone who feels they could adopt him or any of the other rabbits are asked to call Margaret Layland on 01905 421849.
Information on all the animals can be found at rspca-worcester.co.uk.