Seven domestic rabbits, including a mum, dad and their 12 week old babies, were rescued by The Mayhew Animal Home after being thrown out of the boot of a car and left to fend for themselves on Hampstead Heath.
The Mayhew was informed that a woman was spotted pulling up onto the Heath in her car, where she began to throw the seven rabbits one-by-one from the boot of her car and onto the Heath.
All seven rabbits were in good health when they arrived at The Mayhew, but were obviously in shock. Mayhew staff has since named the male rabbits after the recent X-Files, naming the dad Mulder and the four boys Dana, X-Files, Scully and Fox, whilst the females were given daintier names, with the mum named Fifi Trixibell and the girl Toni Collette.
Animal welfare manager at The Mayhew Animal Home, Zoe Edwards, said: “To dump rabbits like rubbish is a terrible act. We’re so glad that the rabbits were spotted in time and weren’t left to fend for themselves on Hampstead Heath for too long.
“This is another case of pets not being neutered. The rabbits had the five babies and their owner probably couldn’t cope. We offer low cost neutering for rabbits, as well as cats and dogs, so there is no excuse not to get pets neutered.”
For more information visit www.themayhew.org.