The RSPCA is appealing for information after four baby rabbits were dumped on the doorstep of a Rugeley home.

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The bunnies – three males and one female, all around five weeks old – were found at the front door of a house in Curzon Place on Friday evening (25 November). They had been placed in two cat carriers.

RSPCA inspector Nicola Johnson, who is investigating, said they could have been there for hours. “It was very cold during the day so the rabbits were lucky to have not been extremely unwell,” she said.

“We don’t know where they came from and it is extremely concerning that someone would think that it is acceptable to dump animals in this way. These four baby rabbits were extremely vulnerable out in the cold on their own.”

The rabbits, who have all been treated for being underweight, are now being cared for at the RSPCA’s Burton branch. They have been named Elmo, Ernie, Walter and Dory.

Anyone with information about how the rabbits came to be dumped should contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.Bunnies2.jpg

People who are interested in adopting the baby rabbits can contact the branch on 01283 569165.

The RSPCA is a charity and we rely on public donations to exist. To assist our inspectors in carrying out their vital work please text HELP to 78866 to give £3. (Texts cost £3 + one standard network rate message.)