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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > RESCUE EFFORTS FOR SHELTERS > Rabbits at UC Davis need help- Update: They're safe!
Last Post by Helenor at 5/04/2011 12:02 PM (11 Replies)
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User is Offline Helenor
Davis, CA
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5/03/2011 3:08 PM

There were a bunch of new zealands used for a study at UC Davis and now that the study is over, they're going to be euthanized unless people want them. Is there anyone who can help these guys? The Yolo SPCA already shut down their bunny program.

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/pet/2358635373.html


User is Offline Sarita
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5/03/2011 8:10 PM
I hope they find homes. Can you email a local rabbit rescue about them? I'm not sure where Davis is actually but there are many rabbit rescues in California.

User is Offline Helenor
Davis, CA
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5/03/2011 9:35 PM
Davis is near Sacramento. I can see if I can email the HRS in Sacramento about this. I actually know someone who got a rabbit from one of these studies. She saved his life. The school neutered him for her and now he's living happily. I doubt the others were as lucky. I'm pretty sure this happens often here because they always have these behavioral studies.

User is Offline peppypoo
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5/03/2011 9:44 PM
Oh no, I hope as many bunnies as possible find good homes . I have to say though, I'm impressed that the school is offering to neuter the bunnies before adoption. If they were just looking for convenience, it would be a lot easier to just do without the whole neutering thing.
Tammo (RIP), Milo (RIP), Peppy, Remi

User is Offline Helenor
Davis, CA
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5/03/2011 10:15 PM
Well, my school does have a vet school. Maybe it allows the students to have practice? I know that the animal hospital will teach students to neuter and spay. My housemate's rabbit was neutered there. The actual vet took out one testicle and the student vet took out the other.

I've emailed the Sac HRS. Hopefully they can take the bunnies in?

User is Offline RabbitPam
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5/04/2011 12:38 AM
Thanks for contacting them HRS to get them some help. Are there any details about what the study involved, ie. behavior tests, use of drugs, etc.? It might help an owner to know.
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User is Offline Sarita
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5/04/2011 12:39 AM
I hope they will help - I changed the topic to help rabbits at UC Davis too.

User is Offline Helenor
Davis, CA
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5/04/2011 5:18 AM
I could try responding to the ad and asking what tests were done on them.

Sarita: thanks for changing the title. I'm notoriously bad at making descriptive titles for threads.

User is Offline Helenor
Davis, CA
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5/04/2011 11:00 AM
I think the bunnies are safe now. I contacted one of the former bunny coordinators for the Yolo SPCA back when they had a bunny program. She has emailed the person and offered to take the bunnies that do not get adopted. She's a lifesaver!

User is Offline Sarita
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5/04/2011 11:10 AM
Whew...good job Helenor!

User is Offline peppypoo
Texas
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5/04/2011 11:28 AM

YAY Helenor! It's amazing how you took initiative and saved the lives of a bunch of bunnies! Way to make a difference .

Tammo (RIP), Milo (RIP), Peppy, Remi

User is Offline Helenor
Davis, CA
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5/04/2011 12:02 PM

I'm glad they're going to be okay. Thanks everyone for all the help and support! I really appreciate it. I will keep emailing her and see if she needs help. I might be able to foster one of them if I can convince my housemate to let me since the lady who will be taking them will be taking care of them out of her own pocket and she has many bunnies to take care of already. I'm just sad that the the SPCA and shelter won't take bunnies anymore. I used to love to volunteer with the SPCA with the bunnies. It's just too bad..

 

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