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