A RABBIT has been found in a back garden with ear infections so painful vets could not touch them.

The RSPCA is now trying to track down the owner of the large white rabbit who was found in Grange Villa, Chester-le-Street, last Friday.

The rabbit was taken to a nearby veterinary centre by the person who found her, and it became clear to the staff that the large lop was suffering with very severe infections in both of her ears.

RSPCA inspector Rachael Hurst said: “This beautiful bunny is in a good bodily condition and is fairly friendly, even though her ears are causing her severe pain.

“It’s not clear at the moment whether she is an escaped or stolen pet, or she has been deliberately dumped, so I’m really keen to hear from anyone who can shed some light on the situation.”

  • Anyone who can help is asked to call 0300-123-8018.