Animal rescuers have been left horrified at what they believe was a malicious attack on a pet rabbit.
A rabbit, found abandoned in Fife has had both ears cut off.
The white crossbreed rabbit named Susan was found outdoors in Buckhaven and staff at the Scottish SSPCA’s rescue centre in Edinburgh believe she may have been abandoned and was living as a stray.
The charity are now keen to find Susan a new home.
Assistant manager Kenny Sharpe said: “Poor Susan was found outdoors in the cold and could be a stray, although she may have been abandoned.
“Both her ears have been cropped off, which is highly unusual.
“The vet who examined her thinks they were cut off with a pair of scissors in a malicious attack as it is extremely rare for both ears to be removed for medical reasons.
“This would have caused Susan a great deal of pain and suffering and we can only imagine how frightened she must have been.
“Thankfully, this is an old injury which has healed and Susan seems to cope well.”