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Two rabbits abandoned outside High Brooms Station, Tunbridge Wells

A woman made a bizarre discovery on her morning commute, when she found two rabbits abandoned outside a train station.

The white and black bunnies were found outside High Broom Station in Tunbridge Wells at around 9am yesterday.

Charlotte Neal had been on her way to work when she noticed a hutch on the side of the road.

The two rabbits were found abandoned near a train station (14246901)
The two rabbits were found abandoned near a train station (14246901)

The 37-year-old said: "There was a note left on top of the cage that said something about no longer being able to care for them but it had slipped inside and the rabbits were nibbling on it.

"It's a bizarre thing to encounter on your way to work.

"It's just such a shame and a very odd thing for someone to do and I just think so many people must have walked past and not done anything as well.

"How can somebody do that, it's such a cowardly thing to do especially on the hottest day of the year.

"There are so many places you can take them to be rehomed and it was odd because they look as though they were well looked after.

"I don't think they had any food but they did have some water."

RSPCA (3821692)
RSPCA (3821692)

Miss Neal claims a man then came to help and called the RSPCA as she headed off to work but the animal charity cannot find a record of being contacted.

RSPCA’s chief inspectorate officer, Dermot Murphy, said: “Sadly, we see a dramatic increase in the number of animals abandoned in the summer. From unwanted newborn kittens and puppies dumped in boxes and bins, exotic pets cast aside or horses abandoned in someone else’s field, dumped like rubbish.

“There is never an excuse to abandon an animal in this way and we would urge anyone who is struggling to cope with their pets to contact us or other charities for help. Our pets are sentient beings and great companions who rely on us for their health and happiness so dumping them like an old mobile phone or a piece of rubbish should never be the answer.

“The peak in animals being abandoned in the summer puts a massive strain on our inspectors, animal centres and branches who are left picking up the pieces when an animal is dumped.”

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