THE Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a rabbit with “horrifically overgrown teeth” was abandoned in Edinburgh.
Scotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted on 29 January after the rabbit was discovered at a block of flats at Chalmers Buildings in the Fountainbridge area of the city.
The female rabbit is now in the care of the charity’s animal rescue and rehoming centre in Edinburgh, where she has been named Danni.
Inspector Jennifer Surgeon said, “Danni was found in a cage with a bag of shavings and hay on top.
“Her front teeth were horrifically overgrown and she had a dirty back-end.
“Thankfully after a visit to the vets she is now doing well and we are hopeful we will be able to find her a loving new home once she’s made a full recovery.
“We are keen to identify the person who abandoned Danni and would ask anyone with information to call our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”
Abandoning and causing an animal unnecessary suffering is an animal is an offence under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.
Anyone found guilty of doing so can expect to be banned from keeping animals for a fixed period or life.