The RSPCA is appealing for information after a poorly rabbit was dumped in a cage on a Leicestershire street.
The animal welfare charity was alerted by a member of the public who found the cream male bunny in a cage of thick, wet sawdust in the middle of the street in West Avenue, in Wigston, on Tuesday last week (13 December).
The rabbit – who has been named Kanye as a nod to the street where he was found – was taken to a vets to be treated, and is now in recovery at a private boarding facility.
RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Sharon Knight said: “Poor Kanye was not in a good way when he was found. His eyes were bulging, and the vet found that his swollen eye was as a result of a blocked tear duct. He has been given the appropriate treatment and is recovering.
“The conditions that Kanye was found in were horrific – his cage was extremely dirty and he had no food or water. He is so lucky to have been found as being out in the cold and not in the best of health could have killed him.
“Thankfully he is in the best place now and is getting the attention that he deserves.
“We are urging anyone who has any information about how Kanye came to be abandoned to contact us in complete confidence on 0300 123 8018.”
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.)