County Animal Services is partnering with the San Diego House Rabbit Society at an adoption event on Sunday, September 14 to find homes for several bunnies found living in filthy conditions.
County Animal Control Officers found 31 neglected rabbits and a variety of other animals at a home in Mira Mesa. The majority of the rabbits were left to roam the house and had to eat food with the urine and feces of other animals on it.
Several of the rabbits were also pregnant and have since given birth, increasing the number of rabbits being held at the shelter.
Fifteen of the rabbits were adopted during an event two weeks ago.
“It was amazing to see how families came forward to give these bunnies new homes during the first event, but we still have a ways to go to ensure that all of the rabbits are placed in loving, ‘forever’ homes,” said Dawn Danielson, the Director of the Department of Animal Services.
The adoption event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 14 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the House Rabbit Society Adoption Center at 4805 Mercury Street, Suite C, in Kearny Mesa.
The adoption fee is $25 for one rabbit and only $35 for two rabbits. Rabbit supplies such as cages, feed and toys will also be available for purchase. Cash and checks will be accepted.
All of the rabbits available for adoption are friendly, social pets that would make a good family companion.
The rabbits have been spayed or neutered and are trained to use a litter box.
For more information about adopting a rabbit or volunteering, please visit www.sddac.com or www.sandiegorabbits.org.