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Baby bunnies dumped in box in Grimsby search for new fur-ever homes

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A group of five baby rabbits found dumped in a cardboard box earlier this month in Grimsby town centre are now looking for new homes.

The group were taken to the Blue Cross animal hospital on Nelson Street when they were discovered by a passer by.

Luckily, despite being freezing cold and terrified, they were all healthy.

The rabbits are thought to be about eight weeks old and were named after characters from the film Madagascar – King Julien, Melman, Sonya, Mort and Gloria.

They are now in the safe hands of students studying animal care at Grimsby Institute who re-home cats and rabbits from the college on Nuns Corner on behalf of Blue Cross.

Tracy Nicholson, vet nurse at Blue Cross animal hospital in Grimsby said: “We couldn’t believe our eyes when we opened the box to find these shivering baby bunnies.

“They were terrified and if they had been left out for the night it is likely they would have died from the freezing temperatures.

“Happily they were otherwise well and we hope they will all be in loving homes very soon.”