Thursday, January 5, 2012

Bunnies Abandoned at Doorstep on Christmas Eve

Not just one, but two sweet little bunnies were dumped at a rabbit sanctuary on Christmas Eve near Coventry (UK).  The women who run the sanctuary think the person who dumped the rabbits may have replaced them with a puppy since a puppy pad went missing.  Fortunately, there are people like Lynn Beasley, who runs the Rabbit and Guinea Pig Sanctuary (Rags) with her sister Karen in Keresley who saw the car speeding away from their home.  They opened their front door to find the abandoned rabbits sitting in a cardboard box.  The sanctuary is full to capacity with abandoned rabbits and guinea pigs so the two female bunnies spent Christmas in the bathroom.  The women worry they may not be able to continue operating without more donations. 
As I have said many times before, no matter what the reason, people must do the right thing and relinquish their animals to shelters (find a no-kill shelter if that’s a concern) instead of dumping them on doorsteps,  in parks or in the woods.  If the Keresley sisters had not been home or were gone for the holidays, the rabbits might have met a very cruel fate.  To donate to RAGS see their link above.  Photo credit (Coventry Telegraph – pictured Lynn Keresley and two Christmas Eve bunnies)