Can you give Easter bunny Wesley a home?

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THIS beautiful bouncing bunny is hoping for a kind-hearted pet lover and a new home this Easter.

Eight-month-old Wesley was brought into the Burnley Pets At Home store back in November as a pet the owners could no longer look after.

Five months on though and the little bundle of fur is still being cared for by staff at the store who are desperate to find him a home.

Store manager James Walmsley said: “We have no idea why nobody has taken him yet. Usually when people bring in pets that they are no longer able to look after they are here for a week or two but for some reason nobody has wanted to take Wesley home yet.

“It was Christmas just after he was handed in, so a lot of people didn’t seem to want smaller pets especially rabbits. It’s April now though and we are desperate to find him a home. He’s perfectly healthy and would make a great pet for someone.”

When customers offer to house one of the abandoned pets, the store asks for a donation which is used to help their own charity Support Adoption For Pets.

“A lot of the money is also used to provide financial support to animal welfare charities,” said Mr Walmsley. “The reason we have the adoption centres in our stores is to help take pressure off refuge centres. Unfortunately we do not have a licence to take in cats and dogs but we do take in smaller pets like guinea pigs, rabbits and hamsters. It depends on the amount of space we have though because there are strict guidelines as to how many we are able to house.”

Anybody interested in providing a home for Wesley can visit the store in Anchor Retail Park, Active Way, or ring 01282 425403.