Veterinarians’ assistance sought on recent massive Kitsap County rabbit rescue
The Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) recently rescued 200 of the 300 rabbits found in the home of an overwhelmed Poulsbo, WA resident. Some rabbits were found living in cages and some roamed free. They range in age from newborns to five years, and include a variety of breeds such as Rexs, Lionheads, Netherland Dwarfs, Angoras, French Satins, Holland Lops, Harlequins and New Zealand mixes. Most of the bunnies are sociable and in good health, although 45 of them required specialized veterinary care. So far, 117 of them have been adopted out to new homes.
The rescue put an undue burden on KHS. They were not equipped to house such a great number of rabbits. Indeed, it was their highest number of animals admitted at one time.
KHS is seeking assistance from the veterinary community in providing low-cost spay-neuter options to the adopters of the bunnies who are now in homes or who will be going to new homes soon. If you or your veterinary practice is able to help, please contact Rhonda Manville at Kitsap Humane by calling (360) 692-6977 or emailing [email protected].
For more information, visit the KHS website.
Posted March 15, 2019