An RSPCA branch has teamed-up with local veterinary practices to provide free neutering and spaying of pet rabbits across Pembrokeshire, as part of Rabbit Awareness Week (17 June – 25 June).

Microchipping and vaccination support is also available as part of the scheme, backed by the RSPCA Pembrokeshire branch.

The charity has partnered up with five veterinary practices across the county to support local rabbit owners – who are urged to contact Kingston House, Oak, Market Hall, All Pets Vets and Tenby Vets.

Free health checks will be offered by the practices as part of the scheme, while RSPCA Pembrokeshire will fund neutering/spaying, vaccination and microchipping.

Rabbit Awareness Week is an annual event, which aims to improve the lives of the rabbit population across the UK, including via the provision of welfare advice.

Lorna Barker, RSPCA branch support specialist, said: “RSPCA Pembrokeshire is delighted to be working closely with veterinary practices across the county, to help promote and protect rabbit welfare.

“By delivering neutering, spaying, microchipping and vaccinations to local rabbits, RSPCA Pembrokeshire is proud to be offering such amazing benefits to rabbits, and their owners, as part of Rabbit Awareness Week.

“Kingston House, Oak, Market Hall, All Pets Vets and Tenby Vets are all working with RSPCA Pembrokeshire as part of this scheme, so we’d urge those interested to act quickly and get their rabbit protected.

“Four percent of pet-owning households in Wales have a rabbit – and we know they can be complex, but hugely rewarding, pets to care for. The annual Awareness Week is a fantastic opportunity to promote their welfare.”

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