Home launches Bunny Week
MORE bunnies than ever before are being neglected, mistreated and dumped in area's animal home.
This rising concern has prompted the Scottish SPCA to launch Rabbit Awareness Week, which will run from July 16-22.
The charity is also keen to encourage existing and would-be owners in Dumbarton and the Vale to consider taking on a rescue rabbit.
Joe McDade, manager of the Dunbartonshire and West Scotland Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Milton, said, "In 2011 we rescued a staggering 68 rabbits.
"This year is proving to be very challenging as well and this worrying trend demonstrates why we need to raise awareness of the hardships many pet rabbit face.
"There are lots of loving rabbit owners who treat their pets like one of the family and give them all the care and attention they need. But sadly this isn't true in all cases.
"Some rabbits arrive in our care in a terrible state having been denied."
One of those looking for a new home is Chess - a very small bunny with a big attitude.
She arrived as a stray, with no home to call her own and would be best suited to a new home without children, where she will have lots to do and keep her occupied.
If you can give Chess a home call the centre on 03000 999 999.
This article appeared in Dumbarton & Vale of Leven Reporter 10 Jul 12
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