Two pet rabbits have been discovered abandoned next to a lay-by in Fife.
The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a member of the public spotted the animals hopping near Cullaloe Nature Reserve, by Aberdour on Saturday and alerted the charity.
Both Jasper and Conrad were very scared when I went to rescue them and it’s clear they weren’t used to living in this environment.Senior Inspector Steven Gray
The pair are now in the care of the charity’s Angus, Fife and Tayside Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre where they have been named Jasper and Conrad.
Senior Inspector Steven Gray said: “
“It’s possible they have been out in the wild for a several days as they both had a few injuries and would have been at risk from other animals.
“Both Jasper and Conrad were very scared when I went to rescue them and it’s clear they weren’t used to living in this environment.
“Domestic rabbits don’t have the same survival skills as wild rabbits and could easily come to harm on the road or even die of starvation.
“If someone has abandoned them it is a very cruel and irresponsible act as they couldn’t be sure Jasper and Conrad would be found.
“We’ll continue to look after the pair until we can find them the home they deserve.”
Anyone with information is being urged to contact the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.