We’re  appealing for information after a white rabbit was found with both ears cut off and a broken back leg in a Bradford park.

The rabbit was found straying in the park near Dirkhill Road, Bradford on Sunday, 12 October by a member of the public, who took the rabbit home and called us.


Deliberate incredible suffering

Rabbit with ears cut off © RSPCARSPCA Inspector Joanne Hartley said:

This animal has suffered incredibly and I want to hear from anyone who has any specific information that might lead me to who is responsible.

“What happened to this rabbit’s ears can’t have been an accident. We actually believe they have been cut off using scissors. The rabbit’s back left leg was also badly broken.

“The rabbit is on pain relief at the vet’s at they’re going to amputate the broken leg, but the poor creature isn’t out of the woods yet.”

The rabbit wasn’t microchipped so at the moment there is no way of tracing the owner.


Can you help?

Inspector Hartley said:

“It’s inconceivable that someone could do something so terrible to a living thing. I’ve been an RSPCA inspector for 15 years but I’m constantly shocked by the things I have to deal with in this job.

“If anyone recognises this rabbit, or saw anything specific that might help my investigation, please call me.”

Anyone with any information should call 0300 1234 999 and ask to leave a message for Inspector Hartley.

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