Sudbury rabbit charity Odie’s Warren to close

Odie's Warren for Rabbits. Pictured; Emily and Christian Hauth and their little boy Joshua. ENGANL00120110310145735
Odie's Warren for Rabbits. Pictured; Emily and Christian Hauth and their little boy Joshua. ENGANL00120110310145735

A charity which rescued and looked after rabbits from the Sudbury area is closing after seven years.

Husband and wife Christian and Emily Hauth have been running the centre as a charity since 2009 but had been looking after the animals before.

Odie's Warren for Rabbits. Pictured: Emily Hauth, her husband Christian (who run the charity) and their one-year-old son Joshua ENGANL00120120214174252

Odie's Warren for Rabbits. Pictured: Emily Hauth, her husband Christian (who run the charity) and their one-year-old son Joshua ENGANL00120120214174252

The charity rescued and looked after abandoned and unwanted rabbits from the couple’s home in Second Avenue, Sudbury, looking to rehome as many as possible.

However, it has been forced to close due to a number of reasons including the constant struggle for fundraising.

Mrs Hauth said: “It’s now very emotionally draining due to people moaning and shouting as we couldn’t take any more in.

“Physically, as only two of us do the fundraising. People only want to do it if paid. We don’t even get paid to do it. And financially, as we never raise enough to cover the costs.”

The charity used to display rabbits they were looking to rehome at the pets corner area in Belle Vue Park, Sudbury.

There were however number of issues with the theft and deliberate injury of some of the animals.