‘Bunnies are not just for Easter’: Search to find new homes for Lincoln rabbits

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More bunny rabbits are being abandoned or given up over Easter, said the Lincolnshire RSPCA branch, with Ruskington Kennels looking to rehome seven of the beautiful animals.

The seven include sisters Apple and Celery, who are little Dutch bunnies thought to be around six months old. They were handed over to the Lincolnshire Mid and Lincoln branch after Easter.

The siblings are said to be “a little shy, but very nosey in true Dutch bunny character”.

Little Dutch bunny Apple. Photo: RSPCA Lincolnshire Mid & Lincoln

Little Dutch bunny Celery. Photo: RSPCA Lincolnshire Mid & Lincoln

Rabbits are one of the most common pets in the UK today, but the RSPCA is reminding people that they need to think before adopting them as the cost and vet bills can be as high as ones of a cat.

RSPCA Lincolnshire Mid & Lincoln back the statement from The Rabbit Welfare Association that “a hutch is not enough” saying it should be “their place of sleep, not a place of confinement”.

RSPCA Lincolnshire Mid & Lincoln’s bunnies are boarded at Ruskington Kennels, which the branch uses to board cats and dogs as well.

Anyone wanting more information or to meet the bunnies can call Ruskington Kennels on 01526 833977.