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Pet rabbit found dumped on building site

Simon Greenhalgh with the rabbit he rescued. Picture: PHIL HOUGHTON
Simon Greenhalgh with the rabbit he rescued. Picture: PHIL HOUGHTON

A TINY pet rabbit is now in good hands after being found abandoned on a construction site at the mercy of disease, foxes and traffic.

It was a far cry from the safe hutch and food and water he may have been used to.

Luckily, the Netherland dwarf-type rabbit was discovered by security guard Simon Greenhalgh after being dumped at the May Guerney construction site beside the busy A259 at Sandwich.

He was then taken into the care of TAG Pet Rescue in Thanet.

TAG trustee Debbie Channing said: “Some people think it will be a better life for a rabbit to set it free rather than keep it in a small hutch all day every day.” But the reality is that almost all domestic rabbits released into the wild do not survive for long.

They often contract myxamatosis, are shot or caught by a fox.

TAG Pet Rescue aims to educate the public to provide better than basic care for their pets. TAG prefers to rehome rescued rabbits with interested adults who can take on the responsibility and provide a large enclosure to ensure a good quality of life, guaranteed for Little Boy Blue through TAG.

Anyone interested in providing a home for life for him will be carefully vetted first.

Enquiries can be made to TAG Pet Rescue Centre 01843 822931.

* TAG Pet Rescue will be holding its first open day on Sunday, September 9, in a field behind the sanctuary in Valley Road, off Manston Court Road, Lydden, near Manston. The events starts at 10am.

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