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Harry Potter, rabbits and First Aid

By Aaron Kinney
Friday, June 15th, 2007 at 11:23 am in Uncategorized.

Can’t get enough animal news?

Well, then. Did you hear about the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA vet who performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on a rabbit?

According to PHS spokesman Scott Delucchi, a young male rabbit named Harry Potter stopped breathing last month while being prepped for a neutering procedure. A staff member saw a warning on the monitor and called over Dr. Eleanor Karlsson, who locked lips with Harry and restored his breathing.

After a few minutes, the rabbit was fine and Karlsson went ahead with the surgery.

Harry Potter, who is light brown in color, went up for adoption June 12 and was still looking for a new owner as of Friday. He and roughly two dozen other rabbits are currently available. (The rabbit pictured above right is a female named Peaches.)

Delucchi said two to three months after Easter is when “we hit our peak for incoming rabbits.” Apparently, some part-time rabbit lovers buy Easter bunnies, then have second thoughts once they’re confronted with the awesome responsibility of cleaning a cage and putting food in a bowl.

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