Hello, Twitch: Bianca Kelly, 11, holds onto her new rabitt Twitch, given to her by Susan Jackson, left, after she read a story about Bianca's rabbit Socks being taken by a dog.
Hello, Twitch: Bianca Kelly, 11, holds onto her new rabitt Twitch, given to her by Susan Jackson, left, after she read a story about Bianca's rabbit Socks being taken by a dog. Grafton Daily Examiner

Twitch of the heart

AFTER reading about the unfortunate death of Bianca Kelly's pet rabbit Socks - taken by a dog - Susan Jackson took the earliest opportunity to put up her hand and help the grieving Grafton girl.

“I was sitting at the breakfast table this morning just bawling my eyes out as I was reading (in The Daily Examiner) about what happened to Bianca,” Sharon said on Friday.

“I breed rabbits and I wanted to help Bianca out, so I decided to give her this lovely six-week-old boy.

“I have rabbits and I have been very lucky never to have any of mine taken.

“I could not imagine how I would feel if I woke up in the morning to find a hutch busted open and a rabbit missing.”

Susan has been breeding and keeping rabbits for just over a year and thinks they are easily the best animal to keep as a pet.

“They are the perfect pet for a young child,” Susan said.

“They are more intelligent than people think,” she said.

“I have two five-year-old rabbits and they live inside. They are even toilet trained and use a litter box very tidily.”

Bianca was over the moon with the new addition to her pet family as the white bunny came into her life.

“I am just really excited to have him and really thankful for Susan's generosity,” a delighted Bianca said.

Bianca has wasted no time including her new rabbit in her family - she has already picked out a name for him.

“I am going to name him Twitch because of his twitchy little nose,” Bianca said.

Sharon was also more than happy to hand Twitch over to Bianca as she knew he was going to a good home.

“I think Bianca will do a good job with him and she obviously loves animals. I am very proud to help a young girl out,” Sharon said.



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