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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > RESCUE EFFORTS FOR SHELTERS > URGENT: Dwarf rabbits need out of the Santa Cruz shelter, ASAP! Adopt or Foster!
Last Post by Isabelle at 10/18/2010 6:17 AM (8 Replies)
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User is Offline Rabbitologist Anne
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7/15/2010 6:31 PM

I'm passing on this urgent message from The Rabbit Haven - please call Heather if you can help!  -Anne

Room shots/ this room is the garage/ no air conditioning/ not meant for bunnies but vehicle storage - Poor rabbits they need out ASAP

 

Critical overflow at Small Santa Cruz shelter.         

Help needed immediately. 

 

Call today 831 600-7479 or email director@therabbithaven.org

 

Dear Rabbit Haven Friends,

 

23 dwarf rabbits were surrendered by a local Breeder, bringing our Santa Cruz shelter into critical overflow -38 rabbits in house with room for only 6!    And 65 more may be coming soon.

 

Animal control agents brought in these rabbits finding the breeder to have far more than he could possibly house appropriately – Now, the breeder will have 2 weeks to move out an additional  65!   So, we may be receiving even more in very soon.   We are operating on a very short time schedule.

 

This is an extremely urgent rescue situation – We need to move the rabbits out to rescue very soon.   We will need foster sites/adoptive homes/help of all kinds.  Will you help these rabbits? Do you have space to set up one to three pens of rescued bunnies?  Even one?

 

Call Please. 831 600-7479. There has to be something you can do.

 

 These are small dwarf bunnies – they are a bit alarmed right now but generally sweet. Actually coming from their former living situation this must seem like a palace. But sadly the shelter will not allow these rabbits to remain very long.  The shelter staff have been great. They are willing to hold out for rescue –for a limited time.  We have agreed to help in the rescue.  We have to move these rabbits before the next group comes in – Having them there also puts all the other rabbits up front at this shelter at immediate risk.   The shelter had 13 prior to this dump!   The situation is dire. The Santa Cruz shelter is very small – It will even help to move out existing rabbit in the front of the shelter to make more room- We need to act quickly!

 

Sadly the Haven foster sites are full at the moment so it will be next to impossible for us to move these rabbits into our program. They need immediate rescue or additional foster support.  We would need to set up a minimum of 10 foster sites to pull this off so call today if you can foster – We provide all supplies that  you would need to house and care for your foster bunny & you provide the love, care and support.  A class will be held to provide training for you in the care and proper housing of the rabbit.   Rescue is certainly an option.  Adoption is possible too. Let me know what you think – I will help you work out details

 

 

 

These rabbits are housed in a garage at the shelter.

 

There is literally no other room – Each cage is filled with two rabbits. The rabbits will need immediate help at the shelter- they need veggies, hay pads, extra food.  Let me know what you want to do. Call me not the shelter- the shelter staff are very short staffed and super busy!  So much will be needed to help these sweet bunnies. Let’s pull together and find a solution.

 

Good news!  Of this group there does not appear to be any with injuries-  All females are most likely pregnant so the Shelter manager and Rabbit Haven are  working against the clock to get the females spayed tomorrow and Friday –We  will work with the shelter to cover these costs.  Even though the shelter is very short staffed,  they are working very hard to help.   Kudos to their Animal control Department.

 

  Hopefully former shelter rabbit volunteers can go in to assist in the care of these sweet bunnies – Or if you are not a shelter volunteer you can always offer fresh  veggies, hay, towels, toys.  These rabbits have very little –just the basics (more than they had) Food, water, hay and a litter box.

 

 I have set up the Haven site to bring extra supplies the rabbits may need for now – contact me for the needs list and donation drop off sites.  In brief: Pellet food,  Oxbow or an alfalfa based Purina will do – they need to eat - some are underweight. They also need Hay, litter, litter boxes, soft towels, sheets, x pens, toys ,  grooming supply and food water dishes,  preferable 5” crockery dishes.  If you cannot rescue or foster, you can see our website www.therabbithaven.org for other ways to help.

 

  Contact me if you can help  831 600-7479           

 

Love, Auntie Heather – the Rabbit Haven

 

Please help us help all these rabbits- They must get out of the shelter ASAP!


User is Offline osprey
Los Altos, California
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7/16/2010 1:54 PM

The page on our website with some photos of the bunnies that were sized by Animal Control.  I will try to keep this updated as we get more information in:

http://therabbithaven.org/SC_Overfl...71610.html


User is Offline Sarita
(Dallas)
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7/16/2010 2:18 PM
They are beautiful. This breeder story seems to happen way too much. I hope you get some fosters and adopters for them.

User is Offline Sarita
(Dallas)
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7/20/2010 2:29 PM
Ann, any updates on this situation?

User is Offline osprey
Los Altos, California
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7/20/2010 8:42 PM

The latest information that I have is that another 65 may be coming in to the shelter from the same breeding operation.  I will update when I know more.  I really have no idea where this many rabbits will go.


User is Offline angelicvampyre
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7/21/2010 1:04 AM
I wish I could help. I will contact some friends I know who live in the area any hopefully they can help.
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User is Offline osprey
Los Altos, California
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10/11/2010 8:28 PM

This story has a happy ending.  All of the rabbits from this site were rescued by Animal Control and various rescues, and The Rabbit Haven has found homes for most of them.  One very ill rabbit passed away at the shelter, but the rest are on their way to their own homes.


User is Offline Rabbitologist Anne
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10/14/2010 7:47 PM

HOORAY for happy endings!  That's amazing that you guys found placements for all of them!  Great work Rabbit Haven & Santa Cruz Animal Control & friends!


User is Offline Isabelle
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10/18/2010 6:17 AM
That's so awesome that all those buns have homes! Our state recently had a major promotion for cat adoptions because they were doubling their numbers at shelters of hundreds of cats across the state (Minnesota), and thankfully there was a huge uplift in cat adoptions that released a lot of pressure for the shelters.
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