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Stolen lion-haired rabbits returned to St Werburghs City Farm, Bristol, UK

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St Werburghs City Farm is 34 years old

Two popular lion-haired rabbits have been returned to St Werburgh’s City Farm after they were stolen in a New Year’s Eve break-in. Vandals damaged animal pens, CCTV units and security lights at the Farm’s charity centre during the raid at 9.45pm. Following an appeal for information in The Post, police say they received an anonymous tip off from the community. The rabbits were then recovered from an address in Easton where the suspect was arrested.

From the St Werburgh’s City Farm website:

Amazing news! Due to the attentive support of our community members, the rabbits stolen on New Year’s Eve have been located and returned unharmed. We are so grateful for everyone that has helped.

We are still planning to hold a fundraiser during March to replace some of the damaged property (plans of a local Cider and Ale event are being thrown around), however, the animal pens are now fixed, the police have been very helpful and we are thrilled to have the rabbits back.

What is more, the black rabbit that previously was in with the lion-haired rabbits was separated and moved to another hutch before Christmas after we realised she had given birth to 4 kits (baby rabbits). Turns out they were not all male after all. They are now hopping around and keeping mum on her toes. Pop down and say hello if you haven’t seen them yet.

Once again, sending out a BIG thank you to the entire community for your support these last few weeks.

See their website here.

Their Facebook page here.