RSPCA appeals for information after two injured rabbits abandoned in a box in park

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two male rabbits were found abandoned in a box in a London park.

The rabbits were discovered by a member of the public on Friday, 3 December, at Gooseley Playing Fields in St Albans Avenue, Newham.

The lop type rabbits were discovered inside a blood stained Amazon box and were found at around 10am that morning.

The passerby contacted the RSPCA and Inspector Chris McGreal attended to collect the rabbits and bring them to safety.

Chris said: “These poor rabbits were callously abandoned and left out in the cold. They were vulnerable and injured. 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 dump an animal like this. We would always urge people who are struggling to please reach out for help from friends or family, or charities like ourselves.”

Both rabbits had overgrown nails and one of the rabbits had a prolapsed penis whilst the other had a cut to his testicles which had been bleeding inside the box.

Chris took the rabbits, one grey and ginger and one mottled grey, to the RSPCA Finsbury Park Animal Hospital for treatment. They have now been vaccinated and neutered and will go into foster care this week before the charity will look to rehome them.

If you have any information about how these rabbits came to be abandoned, please contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.