The rabbits will eventually be rehomed (pic RSPCA)
Eight rabbits have been rescued after they were seen being thrown out of a car window in Hampshire.
A member of the public alerted the RSPCA after seeing the animals being thrown out of a silver car in Brockishill Road, Bartley, Southampton.
The witness saved seven of the rabbits and another was caught by an RSPCA inspector. A ninth was not found.
The rabbits are being cared for at the RSPCA Ashley Heath Animal Centre, near Ringwood, before they will be rehomed.
The car, which was spotted on 19 January, is thought to be a Vauxhall Astra or Ford Escort.
RSPCA inspector Jo Story said: "This was a heartless and brutal act and it is lucky that the animals were not badly injured. "We are concerned that whoever is responsible may have other animals in their care and I would urge anyone with information... to contact us so we can prevent further animals from suffering."
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