Midlothian couple ‘devastated’ after pet rabbits taken from again backyard

Midlothian couple ‘devastated’ after pet rabbits taken from again backyard

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A Midlothian couple have described their devastation after their beloved rabbits have been set unfastened or taken from their again backyard in Newtongrange.

Nikki Leese, 25, and Mark Richardson, 24, stated that that they had been visiting Nikki’s mother and father in a single day from Friday, Might 12, till Saturday, Might 13.

Once they returned dwelling they found that the rooster coop backyard construction that they dwelling their seven 12 months outdated rabbits – Snowy and Nugget – had been reduce open.

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They are saying the incident will need to have occurred between midnight on Friday and 6.30pm on Saturday however that the injury to the rabbit run construction appeared artificial.

The rabbits have been part of Nikki’s household for nearly eight years and he or she fought again the tears as she defined the significance of the animals.

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“We don’t precisely know was occurred however once we returned from visiting my mother and father I went out to feed and water the rabbits however the rooster coop rabbit run had been reduce,” she stated.

“We do not know in the event that they have been taken or had been set free however the reduce to their enclosure was clear and positively appears to be like prefer it was artifical, it couldn’t have been made by an animal.

“After looking for the rabbits within the again backyard we inspected the realm and located that two Jerry cans and a shovel have been lacking together with the rabbits.

“Each of the cans have been filled with gasoline and we later discovered certainly one of them down the communal path in the back of our backyard fence the next day.

“The rabbits imply a lot and they’re part of the household. They’re very timid and scared of individuals except there’s a bond that has been constructed with them.

“They’ve nice character and actually crack us up, Snowy is pure white with blue eyes and floppy ears while Nugget is white and gray however with completely different tones of gray. She has uncommon markings and appears as if she has a Harry Potter scar operating throughout her face.

“We simply need them returned dwelling to us safely. We imagine they escaped by means of the Lingerwood Cottages from our dwelling on Lingerwood Stroll.”

Nikki stated she is distraught and the incident has additionally left her little brother extraordinarily upset.

The couple contacted the police as they imagine that the rabbits might solely have gotten out of the enclosure by means of the assistance of intruders.

“I acquired them once I lived at dwelling and introduced them with me once I moved out. They’ve been part of some large milestones.

“I’ve cared for them since they have been 12 weeks outdated and it doesn’t make sense why somebody would do that.

“We have now no feuds with neighbours however assume it might have probably been a bunch of youngsters letting them out for fun, but it surely needed to be somebody that knew the realm as we’ve a digicam on the entrance and so they got here in from the again.

“We simply need them returned dwelling as quickly as attainable, if somebody has stolen them, please carry them again as I can not naked the considered one thing dangerous occurring to them.”

Police Scotland have stated that they’re wanting into the matter and that enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

A Police Scotland spokesperson stated: “We have been referred to as on Saturday, 13 Might, to a report of two pet rabbits being taken from a backyard within the Lingerwood Stroll space of Newtongrange that occurred in a single day.

“Enquiries are ongoing.”

Nikki has requested that anybody with any data on the rabbits whereabouts contact her on 07377942108.


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