Young bunnies dumped next to bins

RSPCA appeals for information

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two young rabbits were found dumped in a pet carrier next to bins in Exmouth.


The two bunnies were discovered at 8.30am on Friday 14 November near to the entrance of flats in an alleyway off High Street, next to the Famous Ship pub.  They were inside a bright blue plastic pet carrier.


It is thought that the rabbits may have been left there some time during the night and, despite having no food, water or bedding in the carrier, both were in good condition.Merlin male rabbit.jpg


The rabbits, a male (pictured) and a female, are both grey with white patches and are thought to be around six-months-old.


RSPCA inspector Tony Frow said:  “It’s lucky that these two rabbits were found when they were or they could have been in a much worse condition with no food and water and left out in all weathers.


“We’re hoping someone knows where these rabbits came from or saw something suspicious.  If anyone does have any information they should contact us in confidence on 0300 123 8018.”


The rabbits are being cared for at the RSPCA Little Valley Animal Shelter in Exeter where staff have named them Merlin and Mimosa.


To find out how to rehome an animal from Little Valley please call 01392 439898 or visit


As part of its winter campaign, the RSPCA revealed that there were 685 animals reported as abandoned in Devon in the first nine months of 2014. To help support the campaign, please text RESCUE to 70800 to donate £3 (texts cost £3 plus one standard network rate message).