“This is the first job of this kind that I’ve come across in my 26 years of service with RSPCA,” Nalika Van Loenen, rescue officer for the RSPCA, said in a release. She notes that the animal was likely someone's pet: “The young male rabbit is clearly very well socialized and cared for. He is even harness-trained."
But why was the bunny left in a bag all alone in an airport? Van Loenen has a couple of theories.
"His owner could have been leaving the country and knew by leaving their pet in a populated area he would be found and cared for," she said. "Or they may have been planning on smuggling him on board a plane, but backed out at the last minute.”
Either way, it was a turning point for this abandoned rabbit.