The RSPCA is hoping to find a loving forever home for two rabbits who were rescued after they were fed takeaways and meat by their previous owner.
Sadly, the bonded buns, Patch and Smudge, have been overlooked since coming into the charity’s care in April 2020 meaning they have spent more than 600 days desperately looking to be rehomed.
They came into the care of the RSPCA Altrincham and Cheshire branch along with 18 of their babies after they were rescued from a multi-rabbit home by an RSPCA inspector.
The pair are best of friends and love spending time with each other. Smudge can be a little shy but loves her treats which is the best way to win her round. Patch is a gentle boy and loves attention.
They are both active bunnies and will need lots of toys and enrichment to keep them entertained. They will need experienced rabbit owners and could live with children.
Nicola Raven at the branch, said: “Patch and Smudge have sadly been overlooked for such a long time through no fault of their own. They are friendly, active buns who are incredibly sweet and incredibly bonded to one another but what we find is that it can be harder to rehome rabbits in a pair rather than single rabbits. Prospective owners either already have a rabbit and are looking for a new rabbit to bond with their existing pet, or people don’t understand that rabbits are sociable creatures who need to live with another bun for their mental wellbeing.
“Patch and Smudge have been through a lot together after being neglected and fed on a totally unsuitable diet of leftover takeaways and meat, living in a breeding situation which had become out of control resulting in them and 18 of their babies coming into our care. They have since waited nearly two years to find a loving forever home. They really deserve their second chance at happiness now so we would urge anyone who is looking to bring a pair of rabbits into their lives to please consider adopting this lovely pair.”
The branch currently has seven pairs of rabbits and a trio who are all proving harder to rehome. For more information please visit the website, here.