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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > RESCUE EFFORTS FOR SHELTERS > My adventures in independent rescue/outreach get harder -- pics. caution.
Last Post by Sarita at 1/12/2012 2:53 AM (72 Replies)
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User is Offline lazyhistoire
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5/15/2011 2:46 PM
Hey everyone,
Just spoke with the reporter from the news station. We agreed that this needed to be taken care of.
They will be going out there tomorrow..... I'll be there too feeding the poor buns.
I will let everyone know.

User is Offline peppypoo
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5/15/2011 3:22 PM
Wow, tha'ts great! Maybe you could also talk to them to see if you can get a blurb in about how rabbits are NOT low-maintenance fluffy little cute things, and that it's exactly that kind of thinking that leads to situations like this.
Tammo (RIP), Milo (RIP), Peppy, Remi

User is Offline LoveChaCha
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5/15/2011 5:39 PM
Posted By lazyhistoire on 05/15/2011 05:46 PM
Hey everyone,
Just spoke with the reporter from the news station. We agreed that this needed to be taken care of.
They will be going out there tomorrow..... I'll be there too feeding the poor buns.
I will let everyone know.



 

Good for you I wish I could help. I am glad that this is being bought to the attention of the public. Let us know how it goes tomorrow.

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User is Offline Malp_15
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5/15/2011 7:18 PM
lazyhistoire I'm so sorry I totally lost this thread and just saw your question

but you basically did what I had in mind anyway The only thing I was going to say was that if you didn't get contacted after the email to follow up with a phone call, but that is GREAT that they got back to you right away!!!

you're doing a great job! Give us the link to the article when it comes out, I definately want to see it!

User is Offline Monkeybun
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5/15/2011 7:40 PM
Posted By peppypoo on 05/15/2011 06:22 PM
Wow, tha'ts great! Maybe you could also talk to them to see if you can get a blurb in about how rabbits are NOT low-maintenance fluffy little cute things, and that it's exactly that kind of thinking that leads to situations like this.

 

Yes, definitely mention that buns aren't a "Get 'em and forget 'em" kind of pet. Theya re more like cats and dogs than a hamster, but not as snuggly and willing to be carried around as most cats and dogs either. Silly buns being all complicated..


User is Offline lazyhistoire
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5/16/2011 2:17 AM
Thanks for the support guys! I'm working around with local contacts as well. I've read some awful reviews online about this place too so I know this is right. Thank you all! I will def keep you updated on what happens.

As for getting a blurb in, I'm going to try. Although I'm trying to remain anonymous in this whole thing because the owner's kinda REALLY mean... and.. yeah..

I'll be there working with the bunnies so maybe I can use that to get in a blurb

User is Offline lazyhistoire
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5/16/2011 2:18 AM
OOh and also, I've started talking with the Bunderground Railroad about this already and we are going to try to activate on this but the bunnies have to be seized first - legality issues

User is Offline lazyhistoire
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5/16/2011 10:01 AM
I have them cornered on every front.
I've contacted a cruelty officer, they are going on to check on the situation and so is animal control. I am in touch with 3 local news stations, one of which is interviewing me tonight. About to call a 4th that asked me to call them.
I've been out there all day in the hot sun shoveling up the urine soaked hay and they were so happy to get fresh hay and water
I will bring these animals justice!!

Someone here in SA mentioned to me that it may just be a person who likes animals and/or a hoarder and just using this for tax breaks. She has a LOT of negative reviews on her shelter and one of the news stations I spoke with said they'd already had calls on them before.

User is Offline lazyhistoire
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5/16/2011 10:02 AM
Oh and. I think we lost a few buns.
The baby in the photo without hair passed. I asked if there were any others and they wouldn't tell me.

User is Offline lazyhistoire
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5/16/2011 10:03 AM
But there were a lot fewer bunnies this time 'round..

User is Offline lazyhistoire
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5/16/2011 10:07 AM
AAHGGHHH GUYS!!!!!!!!

The girl I've been corresponding with who has been helping me out through this just emailed me this:

Omg you're not going to believe this: First, I just called them (our local humane society) and they said because they're a shelter they can't do much of anything. The girl just told me to call the city facility. Now get this: in doing the search, it led me back to the ASPCA website and that sanctuary is on the list of contacts!

User is Offline LoveChaCha
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5/16/2011 10:27 AM
Tax breaks, sounds about right :/

What the? The 'sanctuary' is on the list of contacts? *insert angry face here*

I'm so sad that the bunny passed
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User is Offline Malp_15
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5/16/2011 10:35 AM
oh wow, I would definitely share that with the newspapers! I would also write a letter to the ASPCA showing your concern and forward your pictures. You could also make a facebook group and share it with everyone. Maybe even post about it on craigslist and other sites like it? I was thinking to about going to your local vets and talking to them about it? Vets are regularly asking the SPCA to follow up on animals that come into clinics, so maybe some of them will help you? The more people that call the SPCA and humane societys about abuse, the more likely they will act on it.

I don't know you, but I'm really proud of you I wish I lived closer to you so I could help Definitely let me know if there is anything I can help with online or something.

User is Offline LoveChaCha
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5/16/2011 10:37 AM
I would join the facebook page.. and pass it on. There was a zoo in Canada that has animals in bad conditions and SOMEONE posted pictures of it on facebook and it got around and caused quite a stir with the public.
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User is Offline Malp_15
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5/16/2011 4:02 PM
yeah, its in Toronto

User is Offline lazyhistoire
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5/17/2011 2:37 AM
I already have a FB page and a blog on this particular shelter
Though I didn't name it

http://www.facebook.com/pages/SA-Ra...2039735522" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.facebook.com/pages/SA-Ra...2039735522

and this is the blog:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/SA-Ra...2039735522" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.facebook.com/pages/SA-Ra...2039735522

User is Offline lazyhistoire
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5/17/2011 2:42 AM
I'll try newspapers I guess ... though I got a call from an officer yesterday telling me if I don't stop they are going to file lawsuit against me. FOR WHAT? I don't know, harassment apparently, but they can't because I didn't harass them.

I'm disappointed in the newscast - it's in spanish and I don't know if anyone can understand it but basically, they didn't even talk about the rabbits. The only thing mentioned was that I work with them. I talked with them on camera for about 10-15 minutes and they used 5 seconds of a clip.

I don't know how these people are getting by.
Here's the newscast

http://univision41.univision.com/no...e-animales


User is Offline lazyhistoire
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5/17/2011 2:44 AM
Oops let me repost the FB. you can find the blog on that page.

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User is Offline lazyhistoire
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5/17/2011 2:53 AM
:'(

I did the blurb and everything. I was trying to get across a message that this can happen, that rabbits aren't like "livestock" they are indoor animals, and they need help. I was hoping for help.

User is Offline Sarita
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5/17/2011 2:53 AM
Unfortunately I think you are seeing the limitations and frustration you will have as a (rabbit) rescuer. There will be some things you can effectively change though and this may still be a victory for you and the rabbits still but it just may be later rather than sooner.
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