More rabbits abandoned than any other pet in Nottinghamshire

Rabbit-thumbnail-finalRabbits are abandoned more than any other animal at Brinsley Animal Rescue in Nottinghamshire because of how hard they are to care for.
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Across the UK 30,000 rabbits, the third most popular pet to buy in the UK, need rehoming which is putting a strain on charities like Brinsley Animal Rescue.

Co-founder of the charity Beth Hewis said:

“On Sunday we had ten rabbits handed into us and we only managed to re-home two of them”.

She says that every rabbit that comes into them has to be neutered and vaccinated which costs over £100 per rabbit.

“People tend to buy rabbits in the summer on a whim.”

“When it gets to winter when it’s cold and wet people are less inclined to go down to the end of the garden and feed the animals.”

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