Dumped bunnies saved

Kingston Guardian: Recovering well: Rabbits found dumped near Chessington Recovering well: Rabbits found dumped near Chessington

Seven rabbits in danger of being run over or eaten by foxes have been saved by a woman out walking her dog.

Josie Turner, 67, of Elm Road, Chessington, found the animals running loose near the amusement park last Wednesday. She asked staff for help but was turned away.

She said: “All I wanted was help and a box to put them in. “Rabbits running around in this weather will not survive.”

The lucky bunnies, named Waltzer, Merry, Carousel, Bubble, Dodgem, Candy, and Floss, after popular amusement park attractions, are being cared for by Furry Friends Animal Rescue (FFAR) in Old Coulsdon.

FFAR’s owner Emma Semple spent two-and-a-half hours trying to round up the rabbits. She said: “They are all fine, althought it could have had a very different outcome.”

She said Chessington World of Adventures had changed its policy as a result of the incident.

The animals will be spayed and vaccinated this week. For information on adopting one of the rabbits, call Emma Semple on 020 8407 1080.

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9:04pm Sun 27 Jan 13

bystander tolworth says...

Nice one Chessington, worried they couldn't afford the entrance fee?
Nice one Chessington, worried they couldn't afford the entrance fee? bystander tolworth

7:54am Mon 28 Jan 13

lordofzombies says...

how does she know the rabbits were't wild?
how does she know the rabbits were't wild? lordofzombies

8:55am Mon 28 Jan 13

bodon prifiz says...

lordofzombies wrote:
how does she know the rabbits were't wild?
There was a battered box 'some' were found in. Well done Josie & well done Furry Friends
[quote][p][bold]lordofzombies[/bold] wrote: how does she know the rabbits were't wild?[/p][/quote]There was a battered box 'some' were found in. Well done Josie & well done Furry Friends bodon prifiz

10:49am Mon 28 Jan 13

EmmaD79 says...

Well done Josie, most people would have left the bunnies to die. We should all look out for our furry friends.
Josie should be recognised by Chessington World of Adventures and given a free pass for her and her family.
Well done Josie, most people would have left the bunnies to die. We should all look out for our furry friends. Josie should be recognised by Chessington World of Adventures and given a free pass for her and her family. EmmaD79

3:06pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Prince Philip of Greece says...

"owner Emma Semple spent two-and-a-half hours trying to round up the rabbits"

It's a shame you don't have any pictures of that..!
"owner Emma Semple spent two-and-a-half hours trying to round up the rabbits" It's a shame you don't have any pictures of that..! Prince Philip of Greece

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