Rabbit abandoned with overgrown nails and infected eye

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a rabbit was abandoned in a box in a West Yorkshire park.

The lop-eared rabbit was found in Lister Park near the botanical gardens in Bradford on Thursday 8 April by a member of the public.

The poor rabbit has severely overgrown nails and an infected eye and is also suffering from fur loss. The male rabbit was found in a cardboard box by a passerby who contacted the RSPCA for help.

RSPCA Inspector Natalie Taylor, who is investigating, said: “This poor rabbit was in a very poor state when found and had been abandoned in a box in a park in the cold. He was in very poor condition and clearly needed veterinary attention.

“We know that people’s circumstances can change which may mean they can no longer care for their pets but there is never an excuse to abandon an animal, especially one that is clearly so vulnerable and in need of help.

“I am now appealing for information to find out how the rabbit came to be abandoned and see if anyone recognises this rabbit. If you have any information at all which may help our investigation, please contact the appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”

The rabbit is now getting some much-needed TLC at the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District branch.