Animals in Need Northamptonshire: 11 rescue rabbits saved by charity that need a new home

A Northamptonshire animal charity said it has been ‘inundated’ with rabbits this summer and is calling on the public to adopt some.

Animals in Need Northamptonshire, based in Little Irchester, said it cannot take in anymore rabbits as there is ‘no space for them’.

Charity boss Annie Marriott said the rescue shelter has about 30 rabbits in care at the moment.

She went on to explain how rabbits need looking after and how they are well kept at the shelter.

She said: “Rabbits need a companion. If you have a single rabbit, get in touch to get a partner so they are not lonely.

“Rabbits need space, the days of awful tiny hutches are over thankfully the bigger the pen the better & a run around in a secure garden watching them hop, kick & binky is just the best feeling ever.

“The diet is primarily good quality hay, fresh water, a handful of veggies & an egg cup sized portion of rabbit pellets.

“All the rabbits at Animals in Need leave us neutered, fully vaccinated, ID chipped, with 4 weeks free insurance and rescue back up for life.”

Animals in Need is run by eight members of staff and a team of volunteers who attend animal casualties. The charity’s headquarters has been at Pine Tree Farm, in Little Irchester, for the past 14 years – and there is also a new charity shop set to open in Lea Road, in Northampton, this year.

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