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Rescued pet rabbits are available for adoption

By Gary Bogue
Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 at 8:01 am in Rabbits.

Bunny available for adoption (Hayward Animal Shelter, Hayward, CA)
2bunny hayward

HERD OF PET RABBITS RESCUED
NEAR SAN MATEO-HAYWARD BRIDGE TOLL PLAZA

Three East Bay Regional Park rangers, using nets, caught 18 cold and wet pet rabbits that had been illegally dumped in a marshy shoreline area near the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge toll plaza early last Thursday (Feb. 24) morning. Rangers said some of the rabbits were so friendly they actually came up to them. All were taken to the Hayward Animal Shelter where they were cleaned up, fed and placed in warm cages.

** The Hayward Animal Shelter, 16 Barnes Court, Hayward, CA, will have 6 of these  bunnies available for adoption starting today, March 3, on a first-come, first-served basis.

** The rest of the bunnies will be available for adoption from Noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday, March 5, at a big Mardi Gras Bunny Adoption Event at the Tri-Valley SPCA, 4651 Gleason Drive, Dublin, CA.

Bunny available for adoption (Hayward Animal shelter, Hayward, CA)
3bunny hayward

The 15 females and three males, ranging in age from a few months to several years, are all healthy and friendly, according to shelter volunteer Christina Gin, who said one of the bunnies gave birth to a litter of babies Monday morning.

The adoption fee for a rabbit at Hayward Animal Services is $50, and includes spay/neuter and a voucher for a free vet visit. All rabbits are spayed/neutered before they are released.

Bunny available for adoption (Hayward Animal Shelter, Hayward, CA)
1bunny hayward

Gin said the Rabbit Haven in San Jose, CA …  the Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary in Tracy, CA …  and the House Rabbit Society in Richmond, CA, have committed to getting at least a dozen bunnies spayed or neutered right away so that they will be ready to go straight to their new, permanent homes.

OK, rabbit lovers, time to go get your new pet bunny! They’re beautiful! Have fun! /Gary

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7 Responses to “Rescued pet rabbits are available for adoption”

  1. luvanimals Says:

    How about we dump those @$$holes who dumped these poor lil’ rabbits?

  2. Victoria Hunter Says:

    If California was not on the opposite side of the USA, I would take a couple in my shelter, Easter Hill Rabbitat!
    Blessings upon the folks that cared enough to catch and care for them.As for the perpetrators…well,there IS divine justice, and they’ll get theirs.

  3. Dave Kent Says:

    Gary:
    I rode up Redwood Road to Chabot regional Park today. As I was stretching my legs in the first parking lot I saw a female Anna’s hummingbird bobbing around my wheels. She was right on the ground and appeared to be picking up tiny sand grains or maybe something else too small for my old eyes to see. It looked like she picked up maybe a dozen somethings, some that she had to stick her snoot right up underneath the wheel! I never thought of a hummingbird needing grit for a crop, but could that be what she was picking up? …or was she just enjoying some nice fresh juicy (but very small) critters?

    What a fabulous spring day it was for a ride!

  4. Pamela Says:

    Thank you for giving these bunnies a second chance. They would have surely perished without the park rangers’ rescue and your intervention.

  5. Karla Says:

    We don’t need to “dump the dumpers”. I think Trap, neuter and release is probably a more humane option.

  6. Marie Says:

    So happy for these bunnies & thank you to their rescuers. If I was on the west coast, I would love to adopt one! I’m sure they will be adopted quickly, as they are God’s gorgeous creatures!

  7. sandy Says:

    luvanimals is on to something, these people will do this again and again. I don’t think spay/neuter & release is a good plan for domesticated rabbits.

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