A rabbit and her five babies are recovering after they were rescued from a building site in Warwickshire.

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The RSPCA was contacted by builders after spotting the nursing mum at a development site in Church Walk, Atherstone, on Monday last week (10 July).

Animal Collection Officer Cara Gibbon, who attended to pick up the rabbits, said: “The mum had managed to bury herself underneath some woodwork which was part of a structure of a new house. As soon as I saw her I could also make out her tiny babies. They are adorable.”

The grey rabbit is thought to have been a stray. She does not have a microchip and her details have now been posted online on PetsLocated.com.

Cara said: “There is a chance that the rabbit is an escaped pet and we would love to reunite her with her family, if so. As for now, her and her baby bunnies are in the RSPCA’s care, where they are getting a lot of love and attention.”

Anyone who believes they know who owns the rabbit should contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018 and leave a message for Cara.

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.)