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‘Lonely, heartbroken’ Suffolk bunny Poppy has been in care for 900 days - and is desperate for a home





A ‘lonely and heartbroken’ bunny is on the hunt for her forever home - after being with the RSPCA for more than 900 days.

Poppy lost her BFF sister and now has a pet teddy bunny as company.

So the RSPCA Suffolk Centre branch is desperately trying to find the perfect home and happy ending for a heartbroken rabbit Poppy.

Can you offer Poppy a home?
Can you offer Poppy a home?

She has been in RSPCA care for 927 days.

Sweet Poppy is the longest-staying rabbit at the RSPCA Suffolk Centre Branch, in Ipswich, and originally arrived with her beloved sister.

Sadly, both Lilly and Poppy fell poorly with a chronic infection called snuffles. Despite the team’s best efforts and treatment, they lost Lilly.

Little Poppy is hoping to find a forever home after 900 days with the RSPCA
Little Poppy is hoping to find a forever home after 900 days with the RSPCA

Poppy grieved for her sister for a long time, and now finds comfort in a similarly coloured rabbit teddy bear, which she grooms and treats like her companion.

Zoe Barrett, centre manager said: “Poor Poppy has been through so much in her little life and all we want to do is find her a forever home where she can once again find happiness.

“She missed her sister so much - she was heartbroken - but she still shows lots of love and affection to her human companions, and her teddy of course.

Poppy has been with the RSPCA for more than 900 days
Poppy has been with the RSPCA for more than 900 days

“Although Poppy is not symptomatic, she will carry the infection for life.

“This is why we have desperately been trying to find Poppy an indoor home with no other pets, or with a neutered male rabbit who has also been diagnosed with snuffles. As the infection is contagious to other rabbits, this has meant that her options have been really limited.

“Poppy enjoys time on the grass in a secure run and will happily climb onto the lap of people she trusts for gentle strokes and hand feeding.

“We’d love 2024 - the RSPCA’s 200th anniversary year - to be the year that Poppy finds her forever home.”

You can obtain more information about adopting Poppy here.