Homeless on Hampstead Heath – not ideal for anyone, including this pretty pet rabbit.
Found a week ago, the RSPCA has named her Bright Eyes and thinks she was abandoned there.
She is young and friendly with fur softer than a feather – you can hardly feel it when you touch her.
Bright Eyes is looking for a new home with someone who understands that, for rabbits, a hutch is not enough (but that Hampstead Heath is too much).
Rabbits need a large living area where they can hop, run, jump, dig and stand up fully on their back legs without their ears touching the roof.
They also need a shelter, with bedding such as dust-free straw/hay where they can rest, hide and be protected from the weather.
Their housing needs to be secure and safe from predators.
If you can give Bright Eyes a loving home, call the RSPCA on 07710 294180. Also see rspca.org.uk about providing appropriate company for your rabbit.
Regular readers will know that, earlier this year, the RSPCA stated they were streamlining their services and closures of Putney Animal Hospital and some London clinics were possible. The good news is that they are now proposing to keep Putney Animal Hospital open. The bad news is that they propose to close Ealing and Hanwell, Kilburn and Camberwell clinics . Serious news for those who use these services.
The clinics at Southall and Edmonton will have their services boosted with extra facilities and new posts created. Thank you to all readers, including the MP for Ealing North Steve Pound, who wrote to the RSPCA about their plans.
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is holding their annual fun day at their Old Windsor site on July 4 (10.30am–4.30pm). There will be stalls, games, refreshments and a dog show with classes including dog that looks most like the owner and best trick. It takes place at Priest Hill, Old Windsor SL4 2JN.