Rabbits found dumped with dinner leftovers in Hove

Parsnip and Sprout, who are in surprisingly good health considering their ordeal, were found in their upturned hutch covered with just a blanket on February 2

Parsnip and Sprout, who are in surprisingly good health considering their ordeal, were found in their upturned hutch covered with just a blanket on February 2

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A pair of rabbits dumped next to communal bins with just a plate of leftover roast dinner are looking for a new home.

Parsnip and Sprout, who are in surprisingly good health considering their ordeal, were found in their upturned hutch covered with just a blanket on February 2.

It was only thanks to an eagle-eyed resident spotted the abandoned pair in Hangleton Way, Hove, that they are alive.


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The woman, who asked not to be named, said: “I’m a rabbit owner myself so it was really horrible to see. It was quite upsetting. It’s lucky I decided to look under the blanket because if I hadn’t I have no idea what would have happened.

“I don’t understand how anyone could do something like that. They’re despicable.”

The kind-hearted animal lover took the pair into her home for the night before calling the RSPCA.

Anne Bond, chairwoman of the charity’s Patcham centre, said “They are lovely rabbits and very fond of each other.

“It will be a week or so before we can let them go but they will make lovely pets.

The RSPCA has also launched an investigation to catch whoever dumped the adorable pair.

Anyone with information should call their 24-hour cruelty line on 0300 1234 999.

If you are interested in re-homing the pair then call 01273 554218 or visit the centre in Braypool Lane.

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9:17am Sun 23 Feb 14

Farouche says...

The people who did this should be killed.
The people who did this should be killed. Farouche
  • Score: 3

9:23am Sun 23 Feb 14

plantwoman says...

Sheer ignorance and laziness - there's no excuse for abandoning animals these days - there are plenty of rescue shelters in the area.
Sheer ignorance and laziness - there's no excuse for abandoning animals these days - there are plenty of rescue shelters in the area. plantwoman
  • Score: 34

11:23am Sun 23 Feb 14

LeonBIank666 says...

They can afford to leave a roast dinner but not care for these beautiful animals?

Evil scum. Hope the dumper gets eye cancer.
They can afford to leave a roast dinner but not care for these beautiful animals? Evil scum. Hope the dumper gets eye cancer. LeonBIank666
  • Score: 4

4:06pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Roundbill says...

For those not in the know, "Farouche" is actually Jason Kitcat.
For those not in the know, "Farouche" is actually Jason Kitcat. Roundbill
  • Score: -7

6:46pm Sun 23 Feb 14

fredaj says...

Farouche wrote:
The people who did this should be killed.
Don't be silly.
[quote][p][bold]Farouche[/bold] wrote: The people who did this should be killed.[/p][/quote]Don't be silly. fredaj
  • Score: 7

6:48pm Sun 23 Feb 14

fredaj says...

LeonBIank666 wrote:
They can afford to leave a roast dinner but not care for these beautiful animals?

Evil scum. Hope the dumper gets eye cancer.
Another stupid comment.

Couldn't give a hoot about rapists and murderers but abandon a bunny and they want people burned painfully at the stake.

No sense of perspective.
[quote][p][bold]LeonBIank666[/bold] wrote: They can afford to leave a roast dinner but not care for these beautiful animals? Evil scum. Hope the dumper gets eye cancer.[/p][/quote]Another stupid comment. Couldn't give a hoot about rapists and murderers but abandon a bunny and they want people burned painfully at the stake. No sense of perspective. fredaj
  • Score: 11

7:20am Mon 24 Feb 14

Juleyanne says...

Once again, where pets are callously dumped. Someone must know the owners or have seen these gorgeous rabbits at someone's property! Come on Hangleton residents think hard and track these animal abusers down and shop them! Evil scum like this need apprehending and being banned from animal ownership and fast! The RSPCA and Police cannot do this alone without anonymous tip offs! There is no excuse whatsoever for dumping them this way. Any half humane person would at the very least taken them to an animal sanctuary rather than leave them next to communal bins where they could have ended up in a shredder! It is sickening that there are people in our midst that simply dispose of living captive animals like garbage and they must be found and thrown before the courts, punished, shamed and banned from ever owning any animal again. Personally, I would give anything for 5 mins with the culprits!!!!
Once again, where pets are callously dumped. Someone must know the owners or have seen these gorgeous rabbits at someone's property! Come on Hangleton residents think hard and track these animal abusers down and shop them! Evil scum like this need apprehending and being banned from animal ownership and fast! The RSPCA and Police cannot do this alone without anonymous tip offs! There is no excuse whatsoever for dumping them this way. Any half humane person would at the very least taken them to an animal sanctuary rather than leave them next to communal bins where they could have ended up in a shredder! It is sickening that there are people in our midst that simply dispose of living captive animals like garbage and they must be found and thrown before the courts, punished, shamed and banned from ever owning any animal again. Personally, I would give anything for 5 mins with the culprits!!!! Juleyanne
  • Score: 2

11:38am Mon 24 Feb 14

FC says...

fredaj wrote:
LeonBIank666 wrote:
They can afford to leave a roast dinner but not care for these beautiful animals?

Evil scum. Hope the dumper gets eye cancer.
Another stupid comment.

Couldn't give a hoot about rapists and murderers but abandon a bunny and they want people burned painfully at the stake.

No sense of perspective.
You're an idiot.

Animals are essentially at our mercy and rely on us for almost everything. They're practically defenceless so when you betray the trust of an animal, you're pure scum.
[quote][p][bold]fredaj[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeonBIank666[/bold] wrote: They can afford to leave a roast dinner but not care for these beautiful animals? Evil scum. Hope the dumper gets eye cancer.[/p][/quote]Another stupid comment. Couldn't give a hoot about rapists and murderers but abandon a bunny and they want people burned painfully at the stake. No sense of perspective.[/p][/quote]You're an idiot. Animals are essentially at our mercy and rely on us for almost everything. They're practically defenceless so when you betray the trust of an animal, you're pure scum. FC
  • Score: -1

11:55am Mon 24 Feb 14

Tippy Toes says...

FC wrote:
fredaj wrote:
LeonBIank666 wrote:
They can afford to leave a roast dinner but not care for these beautiful animals?

Evil scum. Hope the dumper gets eye cancer.
Another stupid comment.

Couldn't give a hoot about rapists and murderers but abandon a bunny and they want people burned painfully at the stake.

No sense of perspective.
You're an idiot.

Animals are essentially at our mercy and rely on us for almost everything. They're practically defenceless so when you betray the trust of an animal, you're pure scum.
Couldn't agree more - poor little things. As an animal lover, and rabbit owner this made me so sad yesterday. I'm just glad that someone found them. Anyone who could hurt animals, children or the elderly are the lowest form of scum.
[quote][p][bold]FC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fredaj[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeonBIank666[/bold] wrote: They can afford to leave a roast dinner but not care for these beautiful animals? Evil scum. Hope the dumper gets eye cancer.[/p][/quote]Another stupid comment. Couldn't give a hoot about rapists and murderers but abandon a bunny and they want people burned painfully at the stake. No sense of perspective.[/p][/quote]You're an idiot. Animals are essentially at our mercy and rely on us for almost everything. They're practically defenceless so when you betray the trust of an animal, you're pure scum.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more - poor little things. As an animal lover, and rabbit owner this made me so sad yesterday. I'm just glad that someone found them. Anyone who could hurt animals, children or the elderly are the lowest form of scum. Tippy Toes
  • Score: 0

9:33pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Thetruthhurts101 says...

Get a grip there rabbits!! They live in the wild anyway, and as the RSPCA have said they were in good health so obviously they wernt mistreated were they!! No go and cradle your own rabbits you weirdo
Get a grip there rabbits!! They live in the wild anyway, and as the RSPCA have said they were in good health so obviously they wernt mistreated were they!! No go and cradle your own rabbits you weirdo Thetruthhurts101
  • Score: 0

9:38pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Thetruthhurts101 says...

Get a grip, the rabbits where clearly cared for, as the RSPCA said!!..........You'
ve seriously got too much time on your hands.
Get a grip, the rabbits where clearly cared for, as the RSPCA said!!..........You' ve seriously got too much time on your hands. Thetruthhurts101
  • Score: 0

9:53pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Ave that says...

Run rabbits run rabbits run run run!!!
Run rabbits run rabbits run run run!!! Ave that
  • Score: 1

8:29am Thu 27 Feb 14

Thetruthhurts101 says...

So u complain about me post and have it removed, yet scum on here can wish cancer on people over rabbits that wernt even miss treated, sums u lot up really, hiding behind your computers.
So u complain about me post and have it removed, yet scum on here can wish cancer on people over rabbits that wernt even miss treated, sums u lot up really, hiding behind your computers. Thetruthhurts101
  • Score: 0

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