Wildlife charity takes in abandoned domestic animals

PUBLISHED: 17:00 18 January 2013

Secret World's new residents.

Secret World's new residents.

Secret World

A SOMERSET wildlife centre has had a busy start to the new year by helping out other organisations and rescuing rabbits, as well as taking care of its own animals.

Secret World, based in East Huntspill, is coping with a baby boom of bunnies as some of the 16 rescued rabbits - which have now been separated - were pregnant when they arrived.

In addition eight abandoned ferrets were found cold and shivering in a hedgerow near Shapwick, and have now been brought to the wildlife centre.

Secret World founder Pauline Kidner said: “We don’t normally accept any domestic animals, as we only rescue injured and orphaned wildlife, however it became clear that there literally was nowhere for the rabbits and ferrets to go.

“All of the rabbits will be vaccinated and neutered before being re-homed and we are appealing for members of the public to come forward to offer a home.”

Secret World is still accommodating 100 hedgehogs and is appealing for help with donations of tinned cat food and cat biscuits as well as shredded paper to help keep the inmates clean and fed.

If you would like to re-home any of the animals or make a donation, contact Secret World on 01278 783250 or visit www.secretworld.org

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