Easter bunny in Edzell


The Easter bunny has come early for residents at an Edzell care home, in the shape of a young rabbit that was rescued after being abandoned.

Residents at the Balhousie Glens Care Home have adopted the rabbit and renamed him Glen after the home - and are even growing carrots and apples for him in their new vegetable patch.

The brown and grey bunny was rescued by the SSPCA after being found wandering in Arbroath.

Glen now lives happily in a special rabbit house in the grounds of the care home and makes daily visits to residents for cuddles and treats.

Kirsten Bell, care home manager at Balhousie Glens, said Glen had proved to be a huge hit with residents, staff and visitors.

“We have active residents and relatives’ forums and our residents said they would like a pet, so we asked the SSPCA if they had any garden animals who were used to being handled, and they suggested the rabbit, who was found wandering by himself in Arbroath,” she said.

“He is so cute and tame and has charmed everyone already! We named him Glen after the home and he comes in to visit the residents once a day so everyone can have a turn of holding him, as well as helping to look after him and clean out his house.

“Our garden is being revamped to include a vegetable patch, where we can grow carrots and apples for Glen, and it also has a bird table so everyone can enjoy watching the birds who visit the garden.

“Daily activities and events are key to ensuring that the people we care for are kept stimulated and entertained and wee Glen has really put a smile on everyone’s face, especially in the run up to Easter.”

Sharon Comrie, Scottish SPCA Angus, Fife and Tayside’s Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre Manager, added: “We are delighted that Glen has found a loving new home at the Balhousie Glens Care Home.

“Glen has had a tough start in life so it’s great that he’s been given a second chance and we hope the residents have many happy years with him.”

Balhousie Glens Care Home was originally a hotel and became part of Balhousie Care Group in 2006.

The team of staff provide nursing, residential and respite care for up to 31 residents.