RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after an extremely unwell rabbit was dumped on a Tredegar doorstep earlier today (20 August).

Emaciated rabbit Aug18 pic1The rabbit – which was severely emaciated – was found in a box which also had maggots inside – at Bethel Avenue, Georgetown, Tredegar at around 12.30pm.

RSPCA inspector Izzi Hignell said: “This rabbit was sadly in an awful condition, as well as being severely emaciated she was very dirty in the genital area, had urine scalding and also had an injury to her hip/pelvis.

“She was unable to stand or walk and was in a considerable amount of pain.”

Inspector Hignell took the rabbit to a vet for emergency treatment. However, it was decided by the vet that the kindest thing to do was to put the rabbit to sleep to prevent any further suffering.

“It appears that this poor rabbit was dumped, although it is also possible that she may have been become lost from her owners for some time,” added Inspector Hignell.

Emaciated rabbit Aug18 pic2“We’re appealing for information to try and find out where she came from and what happened to her. She wasn’t microchipped so we can’t track down an owner.”

The RSPCA’s inspectorate appeal line can be reached on 0300 123 8018, and calls are treated in confidence. If anyone has any information about this rabbit, we urge them to give us a call.

If you wish to help RSPCA Cymru, you can donate online. The RSPCA is a charity and relies on public donations.