AS we mark the start of the Chinese year of the rabbit, the RSPCA is urging people to consider adopting a furry friend.
The Lunar New Year, China’s most important festival, starts today (January 22).
And the RSPCA is hoping people can help animals such as Dennis, who was rescued and is now being cared for at the Birmingham Animal Centre in Frankley, find a new home.
Staff say Dennis is friendly, a little timid, likes his freedom and is very clean, making him ideal to be rehoused as a house bunny.
Dennis was neutered recently, so he could live with a neutered female bunny for company.
The amount of rabbits coming into the RSPCA’s care in recent years has increased dramatically while adoption rates haven’t kept up.
The first half of 2022 saw a 49 per cent rise in the number of rabbits arriving in RSPCA centres compared to the same period in 2021.
This is partly attributed to pets bought during lockdown being dumped by owners who have grown tired of them or are facing cost-of-living pressures.
Visit https://www.rspca.org.uk/findapet for more information on how to adopt a pet.
Alternatively, rabbit owners struggling to take care of themselves due to the cost-of-living crisis can click here.