A dog walker discovered the rabbits after they had been dumped on Thursday 13 April at around 9.30am. They were found on a path round the back of the houses down a trail near Trenant, Hirwaun.
RSPCA Cymru has now launched an appeal for information to find out what happened to these two rabbits. Anyone with information can contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and quote 01054928.
RSPCA deputy chief inspector Gemma Cooper said: “These poor rabbits were just left in a plastic box on their own. Luckily they were spotted by someone whose dog initially found them, who then contacted us.
“The rabbits are now in RSPCA care and are doing well – and will be put up for rehoming if an owner is not found.
“Unfortunately there is no CCTV in the area so we’d appreciate it if anyone has any information about this abandonment to give us a call.”
The cost of living crisis is thought to be behind the surge in abandonments that the RSPCA is seeing. Officers in Wales have dealt with a spate of recent incidents including:
Two young terrier puppies were abandoned in a plastic bag near Cross Hands on Tuesday 4 April.
A female cat and her four very young kittens were found in a carrier in a wooded area in Blaenavon on 1 March.
Four newborn kittens – two of whom had sadly died – were abandoned in a cardboard box next to a path in Ravenhill Park in Swansea on 24 February.