Lanarkshire Animal Rescue Charity Advocacy After Abandoned Pregnant Rabbit Loses Babies And Another Dies
A pregnant rabbit aborted her own babies after being cruelly dumped in East Kilbride with another rabbit, who could not be rescued.
Rabbit rescue charity Baby Blue Bee Bunnies shared the heartbreaking plight of a rabbit in an effort to warn pet owners of the dangers of dumping unwanted animals.
After being alerted to a report of a rabbit wandering in a town garden, the South Lanarkshire-based charity discovered the tiny creature was “grossly underweight” and “bleeding”.
A neglected male rabbit was also found which unfortunately died.
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The message read: “We got a call telling us that they had found a little bunny straying in their yard. A member of our team went to look for the bunny and brought it safely to the rescue. It seemed that she had just given birth We assumed that she had been dumped or that she had managed to escape.
âDuring the night she was anxious and plucked all of her fur, she then passed something large that looked like a placenta. After medical confirmation, she unfortunately self-aborted. Probably due to stress. and malnutrition. “
The charity then came across the rabbits advertised for sale on Gumtree a month earlier, with the heartless owner saying she “wanted to get rid of” them.
The post added: “We found a Gumtree ad from four weeks ago with a photo of her and another rabbit (probably the male) for sale, wanting to ‘get rid of’ at the same zip code where she was. We then found out the person had re-advertised them on social media four days ago and wanted to get rid of them as quickly as possible.
âSince then we have received countless emails and messages confirming that the person had indeed dumped them. We are heartbroken because they were lucky enough to find themselves safe in someone’s backyard. on time, but unfortunately the male was not so lucky. “
The association urges anyone considering throwing an animal to take it to a rescue center where it will be properly cared for and placed with a loving family.
Baby Blue Bee Bunnies added, âWe want to reiterate: rescues are here to help! Throwing animals is an illegal offense. Do not do it ! Rabbits cannot survive, they will die. Please just ask for help with a rescue.
“She’s settling in now and is warm, fed, safe and loved as she should be. She is lucky. We named her Berani, which means courageous.”
The Scottish SPCA has confirmed that an investigation into the incident has been opened.
SSPCA Inspector Dawn Murrie said, âWe can confirm that we have received a report regarding this incident. As this is an ongoing investigation, we are unable to comment further.
“If anyone has any concerns about an animal, they should call our Confidential Animal Hotline on 03000 999 999.”
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