Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Rescue of abandoned rabbits by H.A.R.E.

How many times do we have to say it people:

PLEASE do NOT release a domestic rabbit outside into the "wild" Domestic pet rabbits do not have the coping skills of wild rabbits to find water or food, avoid predators and parasites, or otherwise survive in the wild. This is not re-homing or being kind to your rabbit - it is animal cruelty.

And here's another case, from HARE (one of the RR bunny resource sites):
... eleven of the mangiest, sickest, saddest bunnies I think I've ever seen.
They were dumped in a bushy area behind a parking mall in Hialeah.

As requested by HARE (Houserabbit Adoption, Rescue and Education):
Could you please ... somehow notify your compassionate bunny folk about these bunnies? Not only are we in desperate need of donation $$ for their medication and spay/neuters, but we also need to find them loving forever homes! The best way is to spread the word among good bunny people.

So here's the HARE Facebook page.
Here's the HARE donation page.

Here's a later picture of one of the rescued buns:
Klaus takes a breather after chasing Baxter and Pearl.

There is a page with pictures of the bunnies' progress. The picture above came from near the bottom of that page, i.e., more of an "after" picture than "before". WARNING: Many of these pictures are brutal.
Link is here.


  1. why do people do stuff like this,I just don't understand some people,xx Rachel

  2. Domestic Rabbits indeed have no skills to cope..the wild rabbits here are a far cry from domestic! they are very adapted to living wild...people should never dump anything thinking it will cope!! disgraceful..i hope the poor babies a;; get good loving homes !

  3. God bless the little bunnies; it breaks my heart to know that these gentle creatures are abused in such a way. I come by way of sweet Rachel and our dear Speedy!