I RECALL some years ago a neighbour asked why her child's rabbits had fallen sick and died.

So I asked to see where they had been kept.

She showed me a hutch outside with wet, stinking newspaper, in temperatures that constantly dipped below five degrees celcius.

I asked why she left these creatures so exposed.

She said she hadn’t realised they were because they had thick fur etc, believing she provided adequately for them.

Needless to say I gave her some very strong advice to act on!

Would it be possible to remind some Wirral pet owners to look after their animals during the winter inside their homes.

Cynthia Stonall by email