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Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 July, 2005, 15:46 GMT 16:46 UK
Housing headache for giant bunny
Henrietta with Animal Welfare Assistant Shelley Sanders
Shelter assistant Shelley Sanders gets to grips with Henrietta
Plans to re-home a giant rabbit found roaming a town in south Devon have had to be delayed because a big enough hutch cannot be found for her.

The 2ft (0.6m) long, 2st (12kg) Flemish Giant rabbit was found by an off-duty policeman in a street in Torquay two weeks ago.

Since then, Henrietta has been cared for at the Animals in Distress centre in Ipplepen, near Newton Abbot.

A new owner has been found after attempts to trace her old home failed.

The centre hopes that Henrietta will be at her new home by the end of the week, but Rescue Centre Manager Christine Paradine said some construction work needed to be completed first.

She said: "The new owner is having to have a shed built for her because she is too big for any hutch."

Staff at the centre said they were glad Henrietta was getting a new home, but disappointed that they could not find her previous owner because she had obviously been well cared for.

Christine Paradine said: "We can't understand why her old owner didn't claim her. She was well fed and obviously not neglected."


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