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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > RESCUE EFFORTS FOR SHELTERS > 114 Rabbit Confiscation in the Santa Cruz Area
Last Post by osprey at 6/26/2012 9:49 AM (54 Replies)
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User is Offline RabbitPam
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11/19/2011 4:36 AM
P.S. The Rabbit Haven is truly amazing. wow!
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User is Offline osprey
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11/19/2011 2:32 PM

I don't have any more information about the hearing, but from what Auntie Heather told me, it is extremely unlikely that he will be allowed to get these rabbits back.  I am pretty sure we are palnning to take as many as we can, because once these are transferred to the county shelter officially, they can start euthanizing them.  I'll keep you all posted.


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11/20/2011 1:38 AM

 Went to the shelter today, and I have goodies for all of you! (WARNING: Pic & cuteness heavy)

Good news, there were noticably less bunnies today than there were last week, which means more of them went to loving foster homes! 

     she was my favorite bunbun of the day, so sweet and affectionate. She loved being petted and held! I'd take her home if I could, or even foster, but I don't have the space, and I know I woudln't want to let her go  

okay just 2 more of her... 

what a cutiee 

 

 

isn't he handsome? I've never seen a gold(?) rex/rex-mix (??) before... He was being good and ate his greens. 

cutie white nethie from last week, I think he remembered me! 

  thisdapper fellow may be missing an ear, but don't let his looks fool you, all the lady volunteers were fawning over this one. 

simply adorable. liked to poke his nose out of the cage for eskimo kisses!

 zZzz... food coma after all those greens!!

 another good looking fella, it was my lucky day I must say , being surrounded by such charming bucks 

  a group of friends & a velvety rex-mix?

 this one was named Joey. I remembered him because he flopped multiple times when I let him out to play! Did wonders for my ego  the 2nd pic is Joey in action w/ that hay stuffed roll. 

 this one was quite the little lady, look at her paws, so proper!

 Why hello!

 2 out of a trio, this one in the front looks surprised all the time! Her name should've been surprise.

 

That's all for now! Hope you enjoyed them!

 

 


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11/20/2011 2:28 AM
Squeeeee!!!

Beautiful rexes - especially the gold. And that white nethie - I'm thinking the soul mate boyfriend of Samantha. I love the little ones with missing ears. I think they are lovable. Every time you guys post I wish I were in CA. Good luck finding more home!
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11/20/2011 5:57 AM
Such beautiful bunnies. I hope they all get placed very quickly. Please do keep us posted on the progress!

User is Offline tobyluv
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11/20/2011 11:03 AM
They are all beautiful and precious. I hope they find forever homes soon.

User is Offline osprey
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11/22/2011 2:09 PM

I got some more information today.  The breeder is now out of the picture, there is a criminal case pending against him, but the rabbits are out of his life for good.  The Haven has informed the shelter that it is our intention to find rescue for all of these rabbits.  So far, we have gotten 38 out into new foster sites and to other rescues.  Several litters have been born, and most of the babies didn't make it due to the conditions they came from.  Dr. Hillary Stern from Avian and Exotic Vet Clinic in Monterey came in on her own time to spend two hours doing initial evaluations on all of the rabbits housed at the Santa Cruz shelter.  Several had serious wounds that required surgery and were taken out of the shelter immediately into medical foster care.  We have gotten a bunch of them spayed and neutered, and are available for adoption now.  Volunteers are working two shifts a day to clean cages, refill hay and water, clean and cuddle these bunnies.  We are working with the shelter to get as many out as we can to free up space there.  I think a few of them will be at our adoption show this weekend, if I get any photos I will post them.

We are still in need of foster sites and volunteers for these rabbits.  If any of you are in the Bay Area and can help, please don;t hesitate to contact Heather at director@therabbithaven.org.  I posted an update with more information on The Haven's website if you want to learn more.  Thanks for your interest in this situation.  So far we are weathering the storm, and the response has been great from new fosters, donors and are vets.  Soon, we will be able to concentrate on finding homes for these rabbits.


User is Offline RabbitPam
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11/23/2011 10:26 AM
osprey, that is good news about that terrible breeder. I am sorry you lost so many babies to their poor conditions, but it's wonderful how many you are all able to nurse and save. Hang in there.
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User is Offline osprey
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11/28/2011 11:49 AM

I just posted anoterh update.  To date, 41 have been removed from the two shelters.  We were given until December 17 to get the rest out, or they will begin euthanizing them.  Needless to say, 67 rabbits in just a few weeks is a big project for us.  Volunteers continue to go to the shelter every day to feed, clean, medicate and socialize the bunnies.  They have come a long way in the few short weeks since this all began.  If you click on the Rabbit haven story link, you can see some of the volunteers in action.  One of the bunnies, a little rex with himalayan type markings named Alamea was at our adoption show this weekend, and I got a new photo of her, which I will share below.  I'll keep everyone updated as this situation progresses.


User is Offline RabbitPam
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11/28/2011 1:10 PM
You're killin' me Osprey. She's gorgeous.
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User is Offline osprey
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12/01/2011 8:33 AM

Another update today.  We got 23 more out yesterday!  Various rescues including SaveABunny, SLO Rabbits, Rabbits Rock (AFRP), Rabbit Ears, and Leaps and Bounds and of course The Rabbit Haven took some rabbits out.  We are still trying to get them all out in the next few weeks.  We have until the 17th of December.

These bunnies were also given a great gift by three area vets and some vet techs and staff at local vet hospitals.  Dr. Hillary Stern (Avian and Exotic in Monterey), Dr. Erika Sullenberger (Animal Hospital of Soquel), Dr. Sarah Hawklyn (Aptos-Creekside Pet Hospital), and vet techs and staff from Felton Veterinary Hospital, Animal Hospital of Soquel, and Aptos-Creekside Pet Hospital will be holding a free "Spay A Thon" this Sunday at the Santa Cruz shelters.  All of these animal care professionals will be donating their time to get as many spays and neuters done as possible.  The Rabbit Haven will be providing volunteers to move the rabbits in and out of the ORs, and to proviide post op care for the bunnies.


User is Offline Sarita
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12/01/2011 9:17 AM
Thanks for the update! It sounds very stressful and like there is alot being done to save these rabbits. Wish I were closer to help. I will definitely make a donation to one of the above mentioned rescue groups.

User is Offline Sarita
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12/01/2011 9:19 AM
Just made a donation to the Rabbit Haven.

User is Offline osprey
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12/01/2011 9:55 AM
Thank you for your gift, Sarita. Rest assured, every penny will go to helping the bunnies.

User is Offline sunrocket
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12/04/2011 12:38 PM

Cannot get down to the Santa Cruz area, but just made a donation to the Rabbit Haven to help out with the tremendous work that is being done.  Bless you all, and prayers that all the bunnies get out.

Is there an update on how many rabbits still need to be rescued at this point?


User is Offline bunnyfriend
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12/04/2011 3:57 PM
I will make a donation.
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User is Offline osprey
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12/05/2011 11:45 AM

Sunday was the Spay-A-Thon at the Santa Cruz shelter.  32 rabbits were spayed/neutered on Sunday, with the vets working from 7:30 AM until nearly 8:30 PM.  Haven volunteers did post op care and transport, and local area vet techs donated their time working with the vets in the ORs.

A bunch more of the bunnies were taken into rescue over the last few days.  Amazing as it may sound, We are down to 23 now needing rescue.  The rescue community in the Bay Area has really responded to our please for helping, taking large numbers of these bunnies out of the shelter and into rescue.  Several were also adopted over the weekend.  I am hoping that one more push will be able to get the remaining bunnies out and safely into rescue.  I will keep everyone posted.


User is Offline osprey
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12/06/2011 10:18 AM

 

We had an adoption show this weekend, and two of the Aptos breeder bunnies were there, dwarf males named Gibbs and Dinozo.  Dinozo was adopted, and Gibbs stayed around long enough for me to take this picture of him.  I don't have any updates today, but pictures are always fun.


User is Offline Sarita
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12/06/2011 10:36 AM
Oh gosh, he's totally adorable. What pretty coloring.

User is Offline RabbitPam
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12/06/2011 10:44 AM
What a wonderful group of vets, techs and other volunteers you have in your area. I wish more states would take the lead from CA.
Great progress - here's wishes for 23 softie slaves to walk through your doors and adopt. Now to stop these people who continue this out of control breeding.
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