THE RSPCA is reminding pet owners to keep their microchipping details up to date after a stray rabbit was found in Cardiff.

The rabbit was found at a park near Ferrier Avenue on 9 October, and although the tri-coloured rabbit was microchipped – the details were not up to date.

Stray rabbit - CardiffMicrochipping your pet gives them the best chance of being identified and returned to you if they become lost or stolen. But microchipping is only effective if pet owners make sure their contact details are correct.

RSPCA animal welfare officer Fiona Thomas said: “We don’t know if she had escaped from somewhere or if she was abandoned so we are appealing for information or for the owner to come forward.

“The rabbit did have a microchip but we still haven’t not been able to track down her owner as the number attached to the microchip was not in use.”

The rabbit is now in RSPCA care and for the time being has been nicknamed Nutmeg.

Anyone who may have information should contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. Calls are treated in confidence.

The RSPCA would like to remind people to get their pets microchipped to give their lost pets the chance of returning home. It is also important to register the chip with a national database and update your contact details if you move or change phone number. More information can be found at www.rspca.org.uk/allaboutanimals/pets/general/microchipping

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