Give somebunny a welcome new home

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The Scottish SPCA is appealing to animal lovers in Deeside and Donside to consider rehoming one of the many rabbits in its care.

Staff at the charity’s Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Drumoak have already taken in 72 bunnies since the centre opened in June.

Responsible owners who can offer the animals permanent and loving homes are now being encouraged to visit the Deeside centre.

Centre assistant manager Debbie Innes said: “We’re looking after 18 rabbits at the moment, so they’re certainly keeping us busy.

“Although the majority have arrived in our care as strays, it’s possible they have been abandoned as they are in good condition.

“Unfortunately, many people take on animals without fully considering the time and commitment they require and this could be the reason we’re seeing such a high number of rabbits coming into our care.

“We would never encourage impulsive rehoming, however, if anyone is thinking of taking on a pet then they should come along to our centre and meet the many rabbits who are looking for their forever homes.”

Anyone interested in rehoming an animal can visit the Scottish SPCA’s Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Drumoak from 10am to 4pm seven-days-a-week or call the charity’s Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.