WIN vouchers at Mercer & Hughes Veterinary Surgeons in Saffron Walden

PUBLISHED: 13:50 23 March 2011 | UPDATED: 16:43 20 April 2011

Proudly supported by Mercer & Hughes

Proudly supported by Mercer & Hughes


Colour in the Easter Bunny image to win one of three great prizes from Mercer & Hughes Veterinary Surgeons in Saffron Walden.

Proudly supported by Mercer & Hughes


Prizes include:


1st Prize 50 voucher


2nd Prize 30 voucher


3rd Prize 15 voucher


Download your Easter Bunny picture to start colouring by following the link on the right.


When you are finished, post your entries to (or drop into):


Easter Bunny Competition


Saffron Walden Reporter


54 High St


Saffron Walden




CB11 1EE


Or, email your entry to:


Please include your full name, age, address and phone number with the scan of you image on all email entries.


Competition Details:


Entries close Thursday 21st April 2011.


Competition open to all children under the age of 16 years old.


Valid entries to include you the coloured-in image, with you full name, age, address and phone number.


Judges decision is final.


Vouchers can be used on most products or services at Mercer & Hughes Veterinary Surgerys in Saffron Walden, Stansted or Dunmow.


Rescue the Easter Bunny!


Around Easter its impossible to open a magazine or turn on the TV without seeing a cute rabbit. Theyre everywhere - on billboards, in magazines, and on packaging up and down the aisles of supermarkets. Its no wonder that sales of pet rabbits explode at Easter. Its at this time of year that pester power comes into its own, with children begging their parents for a lovely fluffy bunny.


The sad fact is that in the weeks and months following Easter, already overcrowded rescue shelters are inundated with calls from owners wishing to offload their rabbit because the child or owner has tired of it, and the reality of cleaning out, feeding and the expense of vet trips has set in.


Make Mine Chocolate ( is a campaign to stop the impulse purchase of rabbits, which is particularly important around Easter time when the rabbit has so much publicity. It is estimated that 21,000 of the rabbits that pass through rescues each year were given up in their first year of ownership, making up 60% of the rescue total. This would suggest a tendency to acquire rabbits on impulse without proper research. If you are in doubt then make yours chocolate this Easter!


Rabbits may seem an easy pet, however they have very specific dietary and medical needs, including annual vaccination. For more information on whats involved in looking after a rabbit visit the Make Mine Chocolate website or telephone us at Mercer and Hughes - we are also able to offer free rabbit check-ups!

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Saffron Walden Reporter. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Related articles

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Saffron Walden Reporter