THE RSPCA is reminding pet owners to keep their microchipping details up to date after a second stray rabbit was found in Cardiff.
The domestic rabbit was found on Grosvenor Road, Canton, on Friday (23 October) , and although the sandy coloured rabbit was microchipped – the details were not up to date.
This was not long after another stray rabbit was also found at a park near Ferrier Avenue in Cardiff on 9 October, and although the tri-coloured rabbit was microchipped – the details were not up to date.
RSPCA animal collection officer Stephanie Davidson said: “It is always great to see pets being microchipped, but then it is so sad when they are not kept up to date as we struggle to identify who they belong to.
“This female adult rabbit is called Tango. She is very friendly and healthy.
“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.”
Microchipping 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.
The rabbit is now in RSPCA care, and if an owner does not come forward she will be made available for rehoming.
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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