Can you help Lenzie charity hop to the rescue of rabbits?

Fairly Beloved Rabbit Care volunteers
Fairly Beloved Rabbit Care volunteers

A local charity dedicated to taking care of abandoned and badly-treated rabbits is looking for ‘care assistants’ to help out bunny foster parents.

David and Feona Bell, from Lenzie, started up Fairly Beloved Rabbit Care in 2010 after realising there was no similar service in the west of Scotland.

They now have a network of over 60 volunteers and receive up to eight calls a day from people worried about stray or unwanted animals.

They even moved to a new house to get a larger garden - giving them as much space as possible to keep rescued rabbits.

David, who works full-time as an IT consultant, said: “We joke that they have more space than us. We never thought it would get so big so quickly. We don’t get a lot of free time now, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.”

The caring couple, who have two children, even find time to run an education programme - visiting local events and schools to spread the word.

The charity currently has over 25 foster families housing rabbits throughout seven local authority areas.

They are always looking for more, but are in particular need of volunteer ‘rabbit care assistants’ in Lenzie (aged over 16) to give up a couple of hours a week to clean out, feed, water, handle and play with the rescued pets.

Full training and support will be given and the hours are flexible.

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