In the first half of 2020 the SSPCA (Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) attended 121 reported incidents in Orkney. Across Scotland there were 119,564 calls about animals in need.
Rabbits are social animals. They need attention, a hutch, food and vet fees will need paid.
Improving the welfare of dogs and puppies is the subject of a Bill introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 1st of June.
In Scotland since 2007 shortening the tails of young dogs has been banned. This legislation is currently under review