‘They pulled his fur out and hung him in a tree’ – Youngsters devastated after pet rabbit tortured

Janet Cain (acting supervisor) with Isabelle Harwood, four, and the empty rabbit cage.

Janet Cain (acting supervisor) with Isabelle Harwood, four, and the empty rabbit cage.

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SICK yobs have left youngsters and staff at a nursery devastated after stealing their pet rabbit before torturing it and leaving it hanging from a tree.

The youngsters at Cherry Tree Nursery, which is attached to Manor Residents’ Association, in Kilmarnock Road, Hartlepool, were given Newfoundland lop-eared rabbit Sooty by a farmer and his family from Wingate.

The black-coloured pet, who was regularly petted by nursery children aged up to five-years-old, was kept in a hutch inside a shed within the grounds at night.

 

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