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Last Updated: Thursday, 25 September, 2003, 07:45 GMT 08:45 UK
Rabbits overrun centre
Lop-eared rabbits
The animals were taken from the garden of an owner in Camborne
A Cornish RSPCA centre has been overwhelmed by dozens of lop-eared rabbits.

Sixty five animals were taken from the garden of an owner in Camborne, Cornwall, who had allowed them to breed out of control.

About 20 have been taken to the rescue centre at St Columb - which was already looking after 11 rabbits.

Staff at the centre say they cannot take in any more animals until at least some of the rabbits have been found homes.

They are just very nice bunnies, they deserve a nice home
Cath Cable, RSPCA

"We are absolutely desperate," said Cath Cable from the centre.

"We've got rabbits everywhere at the moment."

The new arrivals - all female apart from one - are being kept at a safe distance from the males on the other side of the compound so further problems are avoided.

Ms Cable says any of them would make a rewarding pet.

"They are all very sweet, they are all fairly easy to handle.

"They are just very nice bunnies and they deserve a nice home."

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