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Frightened Bunny Was Left In A Box Clinging To His Tattered Friend

Written by: Julie Hunt
Julie Hunt is an avid dog lover and writer for, and has a background as a veterinary technician. She rescued a beautiful former bait dog named Rory.Read more
| Published on October 30, 2023

On a cold rainy day in London, a lonely cardboard box caught the attention of passersby. As they approached, they heard a faint rustling coming from inside. To their surprise, they discovered a small, trembling rabbit nestled in a pile of old newspapers. The rabbit, later named Nigel, was clinging to an old teddy bear for comfort.


The stuffed bear Nigel clung to was worn and missing one of its button eyes. But the bear, despite its frayed edges, brought the bunny the love he had been craving. With its ‘reassuring, friendly smile,’ the bear was his only friend while Nigel faced the cruelty of his abandonment.


The heartwarming sight prompted the bystanders to take action. They carefully lifted Nigel and his teddy bear from the box and brought them to an animal rescue center. Veterinarians examined Nigel and found that in spite of his ordeal, he was surprisingly healthy. Throughout his time at the rescue center, Nigel refused to part with his faithful teddy bear, which seemed to provide him with comfort and solace.


As Nigel began to heal, both physically and emotionally, a kind family stepped forward to offer him a forever home. This new home welcomed not only Nigel but also his loyal teddy bear. With the love and support of his new family and the steadfast friendship of his teddy bear, Nigel learned to trust and love again.

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