The RSPCA has had dozens of adorable bunny rabbits come into their care - and needs volunteers to help look after them.
Thirty-nine rabbits arrived at the RSPCA Middlesex North West Branch from a breeder, some of them females with very young kittens.
Unfortunately, the animal rescue charity had concerned over the rabbits welfare, so the breeder had their license revoked for failing to meet conditions.
Currently, the branch has 39 rabbits in its care, 31 of which came from the breeder.
Cheryl O’Keeffe, animal welfare administrator, said: "The RSPCA has begun taking these rabbits in for rehoming, with approximately 70 rabbits on site.
"The RSPCA inspectorate have removed 53 rabbits so far with the RSPCA Middlesex North West Branch taking in many of the females with very young kittens.
"However, we desperately want to get the remaining rabbits out and into foster homes where they can enjoy a more suitable and stimulating home environment with regular handling, whilst we are looking for new forever homes."
Potential fosterers would need to have their own suitable hutch, at least 6ft wide, and be able to accommodate a run - which the RSPCA can provide.
These rabbits are not used to an indoor environment, so would be much happier living as outdoor rabbits as such a garden is needed.
What do I need to do as a fosterer?
- Care for the animal’s needs – feeding, grooming, cleaning and handling.
- Be happy to play a part in the rehoming process by providing photos, videos and regular updates via email.
- Ideally be able to take your foster animal to our preferred vet (Blythwood Vet) to attend routine appointment.
What are the requirements to become a fosterer?
- Provide a suitable space for the pet to live.
- Compassion, empathy and the appreciation that every animal is an individual.
- Live in an area close to the branch so the RSPCA can deliver supplies or in case of an emergency - St Albans, Watford, Rickmansworth, Ruislip, Harefield, Harrow and surrounding area
What does a fosterer get?
- Regular contact with the RSPCA animal welfare team.
- All necessary equipment and supplies delivered to you, excluding a hutch.
- Veterinary and behavioural support.
- Most importantly, you will know you are helping some of the RSPCA's most vulnerable animals until they are ready for a new home.
The branch will supply all food, equipment (excluding hutch), veterinary care and support throughout the foster period.
If you are interested in fostering, you can contact the RSPCA Middlesex North West Branch for more information, by phone on 0208 966 9688 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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