Adult and baby rabbits found abandoned in Newport woods

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after six rabbits were found abandoned in a dog crate in a wooded area in Newport.

A member of the public found the two adult rabbits and four baby rabbits in a dog crate on 28 January at around 4pm in a wooded area near Dyffryn. Sadly one of the babies was found dead, and another shortly died afterwards.


RSPCA deputy chief inspector Gemma Black said: “The rabbits are now safe in our care with the two baby rabbits going into foster homes and the two adults being cared for at a boarding establishment.

“The adults are confirmed as an adult male and an adult female, so likely they are mum and dad.

“We’d like to thank the member of the public who found them and took them to a safe place before we arrived.”

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information and anyone with any information about these rabbits can contact its appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

Gemma added: “We understand that times are tough at the moment with the cost of living crisis, but abandoning animals like this in a wooded area is not acceptable.

“It was very sad that two of the babies didn’t make it, but the others are all healthy and are doing well in our care.”

The RSPCA is providing dedicated cost of living support for worried pet owners, with a recently-opened telephone helpline on 0300 123 0650 and an online hub, which has lots of practical tips and advice, including details of pet food bank schemes.

An RSPCA spokesperson added: “Our rescue teams will be out in all weathers this winter, rescuing animals from abuse, neglect and suffering. Please don’t let animals pay the price of the cost-of-living crisis. To join the Winter Rescue and help our rescuers be there for the animals in need, please visit our website.”

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