Fat camp date for flabby bunny

DMC_020312_sam   02 Mar 2012'All pictures Copyright Darren Casey. ''PDSA Pet Fit Club Samantha at Leeds PetAid Hospital''Shown at PDSA Leeds Hepton Court PetAid Hospital is Samantha an overweight Rabbit. She weighs approx 4.6kg and owner Amanda Hammond is taking part in the Pet Fit Club to help her lose weight. Full details from PDSA PR Emily Malcolm 01952 204767. Also pictured is Senior Vet Carolyn Oldridge and VN Julie Longthorpe.
DMC_020312_sam 02 Mar 2012'All pictures Copyright Darren Casey. ''PDSA Pet Fit Club Samantha at Leeds PetAid Hospital''Shown at PDSA Leeds Hepton Court PetAid Hospital is Samantha an overweight Rabbit. She weighs approx 4.6kg and owner Amanda Hammond is taking part in the Pet Fit Club to help her lose weight. Full details from PDSA PR Emily Malcolm 01952 204767. Also pictured is Senior Vet Carolyn Oldridge and VN Julie Longthorpe.

A BARREL-BELLIED bunny will be munching on lettuce leaves after joining a flab fighting club for pets.

Supersize rabbit Samantha, two, tips the scales at 3.5kg – making her almost 1kg overweight and classed as morbidly obese.

Her worried owner Amanda Hammond, of Kinglsey Avenue, Kettlethorpe, has nominated her for the veterinary charity PDSA’s Pet Fit Club.

Miss Hammond, 47, rescued Samantha from her former owners in Leeds who kept her in very cramped, filthy cage.

She said: “I don’t know what they used to feed her. When I brought her home I fed her a healthy diet but she just exploded and got really fat – she’s as fat as a barrel.

“Now she’s on special diet food and I make sure she has a good hop around the garden every day.”

For the next six months Samantha will compete against 17 other pets from around the country in a battle to be crowned slimmer of the year.

To follow her progress visit they charity’s website, www.pdsa.org.uk/petfitclub