"Thankfully the rabbits appear to be in good health, but are just in a little shock of course," Zoe Edwards, animal welfare manager at The Mayhew Animal Home, said in a release provided to The Dodo. "To dump rabbits like rubbish is a terrible act. We're so glad that the rabbits were spotted in time and weren't left to fend for themselves."
Edwards pointed out that the plight of this rabbit family was probably caused because the parents hadn't been neutered. "The rabbits had the five babies and their owner probably couldn't cope," she said. "We offer low cost neutering for rabbits, as well as cats and dogs, so there is no excuse not to get pets neutered."