Mutilated bunny mystery to have a hoppy ending


A brave earless rabbit that was found in Buckhaven has received many offers in just a few days from people looking to give her a new loving home.

White crossbreed Susan arrived at the charity’s Edinburgh and Lothians Animal Rescue Centre on February 1 after being found out in the cold.

Assistant manager at the centre in Balerno Kenny Sharpe said: “She 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 may have been cut off with a pair of scissors in a malicious attack or they may have been chewed off by her mother when Susan was a baby. This is not common but would relate to the fact that Susan’s wounds have a ragged edge.

“Thankfully, this is an old injury which has healed, and Susan seems to cope well.”

The centre said since friendly and trusting Susan appeared in the papers they have received lots of calls offering her a new home.

Centre manager Diane Stewart said: “She’s a lovely girl and, with or without ears, we think she’d make someone a beautiful pet.”

Anyone interested in offering Susan a home can call the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999 and ask to be connected to the Edinburgh and Lothians Centre.