Thugs in Bradford deliberately cut off the ears of a white rabbit with scissors and broke its leg, causing it “incredible” suffering, the RSPCA disclosed today.
The creature was found straying in a city park near Dirkhill Road by a passer-by on Sunday.
RSPCA inspector Joanne Hartley said: “This animal has suffered incredibly and I want to hear from anyone who has any specific information that might lead me to who is responsible.
“What happened to this rabbit’s ears can’t have been an accident. We actually believe they have been cut off using scissors. The rabbit’s back left leg was also badly broken.
“The rabbit is on pain relief at the vet’s at they’re going to amputate the broken leg, but the poor creature isn’t out of the woods yet.”
The rabbit was not microchipped, leaving the RSPCA no way of tracing its owner.
Inspector Hartley said: “It’s inconceivable that someone could do something so terrible to a living thing.
“I’ve been an RSPCA inspector for 15 years but I’m constantly shocked by the things I have to deal with in this job.”
Anyone with information should call 0300 1234 999.