Plea to find new home for this Easter Bunny

West Norfolk RSPCA Rehoming Centre with Fliss the stray rabbit found saturday along with some other rabbits. FltoR Emily Toms. Penny Skate. RSPCA  ( Manager ) ANL-160323-163924009

West Norfolk RSPCA Rehoming Centre with Fliss the stray rabbit found saturday along with some other rabbits. FltoR Emily Toms. Penny Skate. RSPCA ( Manager ) ANL-160323-163924009

Could you open up your home to this Easter bunny who was found wondering around Lynn?

Staff from West Norfolk RSPCA picked up stray rabbit Fliss on Saturday last week and are hoping to find her a home.

The team at Eau Brink have a number of rabbits and other small animals in their care, including rats, and are putting out an appeal.

The numbers of rabbits at the centre are set to increase as Fliss is pregnant.

Centre manager Penny Skate is putting out the appeal but is warning people to do their research before buying a pet.

She said: “It is sad that Fliss was found stray just before Easter and about to have babies as well.

“They end up as strays for various reasons, including poor hutches, and people catch them and call us.

“Rabbits are often bought for children as pets without too much thought.

“They are ok for children but they do take a bit of looking after. They are ok in hutches and runs but in winter they need indoor accommodation.

“Rabbits are great fun and lovely to have around.”

Along with Fliss, the centre is also has three other rabbits needing homes.

Amongst them is Roger, a lively rabbit who would make an ideal indoor pet.

The centre also tries to rehome rabbits in pairs. One such pair is Hazel and Pumpkin.

Mrs Skate said: “Some of the rabbits have been here since before Christmas and it would be really nice to find them new homes.”

Lottie and Lolly, Ginger and Nibbles are four guinea pigs which have been handed into the centre and now in need of new homes.

Mrs Skate said: “Guinea pigs are much easier to look after and care for.”

There are also three rats, Squeak, Pudding and Bubble, who are also among the small animals who are currently living at the centre.

Mrs Skate said: “It is the time of year when these animals start to come in.

“We are looking for permanent homes for all our small animals.”

Homes are vetted and animals are sterilised.

For more information on any of the animals at the centre contact 01553 618889.