15 Jan '12, 11pm

Not a good Rabbit Year for abandoned bunnies

Not a good Rabbit Year for abandoned bunnies

House Rabbit Society of Singapore president Jacelyn Heng says even pedigree rabbits, some costing up to $1,000 each, are not immune to being dumped. The society said the 100 rabbits it rescued between last February and the year end was 30 per cent more than the number of bunnies it saved the previous year. -- ST PHOTO: RAJ NADARAJAN By Judith Tan Luck has run out for pet rabbits as the Year of the Rabbit draws to a close. At least 475 rabbits - the animal feted and bought during the Chinese New Year last year - were dumped in parks, wooded areas or void decks between last February and the year end. About 100 of these were rescued by members of the House Rabbit Society of Singapore (HRSS); another 375 were brought in to or left at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). The Chinese Year of the Rabbit started last Feb 3 and ends on Sunday. The society sa...

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