TWO rabbits have been looking for a new home for two years after being rescued from their previous owner who fed them takeaways.

The RSPCA in Cheshire is hoping to find a forever for best friends Patch and Smudge, who have been overlooked since coming into the charity’s care in April 2020.

This means they have spent more than 600 days desperately looking to be rehomed.

They came into the care of the RSPCA Altrincham and Cheshire branch along with 18 of their babies after they were rescued from a multi-rabbit home by an RSPCA inspector.

The pair are best of friends and love spending time with each other.

They are both active bunnies and will need lots of toys and enrichment to keep them entertained, as well as experienced rabbit owners.

Nicola Raven from RSPCA Altrincham and Cheshire said: "Patch and Smudge have sadly been overlooked for such a long time through no fault of their own.

"They are friendly, active buns who are incredibly sweet and incredibly bonded to one another but what we find is that it can be harder to rehome rabbits in a pair rather than single rabbits.

"Prospective owners either already have a rabbit and are looking for a new rabbit to bond with their existing pet, or people don’t understand that rabbits are sociable creatures who need to live with another bun for their mental wellbeing.

"Patch and Smudge have been through a lot together after being neglected and fed on a totally unsuitable diet of leftover takeaways and meat, living in a breeding situation which had become out of control, resulting in them and 18 of their babies coming into our care.

"They have since waited nearly two years to find a loving forever home.

"They really deserve their second chance at happiness now so we would urge anyone who is looking to bring a pair of rabbits into their lives to please consider adopting this lovely pair."

If you think you can rehome Patch and Smudge contact RSPCA Altrincham Cheshire branch.