RSPCA appeal after rabbits found dead in Babbs Mill Park - The Solihull Observer

RSPCA appeal after rabbits found dead in Babbs Mill Park

Solihull Editorial 16th Oct, 2022   0

The RSPCA is appealing for information after four dead rabbits were found in a burned-out car in Fordbridge.

A member of the public made the grisly find in the car park for Babbs Mill lake off Fordbridge Road on October 7.

The rabbits, who were all black and white, were found with faeces and straw stuck to them, which had prompted additional concerns from charity rescuers who suspect the rabbits had been neglected before their deaths.

RSPCA animal rescue officer Cara Gibbon said: “This was an exceptionally distressing discovery and I want to thank the kind-hearted caller who notified us.

“It is always heartbreaking to deal with dead animals but what was especially upsetting with this incident was the condition they’d been found in and the way the person who had done this had displayed their bodies.

“Someone had purposely positioned them in the car, with their dead bodies placed around the vehicle.

“After speaking to passers-by, I’ve determined that the burned-out car has been there for approximately two weeks and that the bodies of the rabbits are thought to have been placed in the car between October 6 and 7.”

Anyone with information should contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.

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