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Last Post by osprey at 4/20/2007 11:29 AM (2 Replies)
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User is Offline MooBunnay
Dallas, Texas (Allen)
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4/20/2007 9:30 AM

Actually...speaking of 500 bunnies..the Bunny Bunch group that I colunteer with is in the process of rescuing 500 bunnies from a flood basin in Orange County.  The county was going to come in and trap and kill ALL the bunnies until the Bunny Bunch said they would do it, and trap them in HUMANE traps and try to get them adopted.   Its a HUGE effort, I know some people that volunteer that now have 30 bunnies in their yard (until we can find nice indoor homes) and they've caught some that have had to get their legs amputated from INhumane traps from the city But the good news is that the Bunny Bunch is doing so well that we were on every news channel in So Cal. right before easter, and able to get out the bunnies are not EASTER gifts message, AND the county has called of the trappers for an undetermined amount of time.

These are allll dumped companion rabbits NOT wild bunnies, so if you think you can help, we NEED it, its around 500 buns already, and as mentioned on the other rescue, they are pregnant as well has the news clips and info! HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!

User is Offline Hedi
Dayton, OH
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4/20/2007 10:08 AM

This makes me cry.

Would the city have trapped them had it been dogs or kittys?

When will people wake up and realize bunnies are pets?

Carrera 6yo Mini Rex
Pookie 5yo Dwarf
Cooper 2yo old Mini Lop
Hooper (Hooptie) 2yo Mini Rex

User is Offline osprey
Los Altos, California
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4/20/2007 11:29 AM
Actually, many feral cat colonies are trapped and killed too.  Our previous house was on the shores of San Francisco Bay in Redwood City, and there is an endangered sea bird that lives there called a Clapper Rail.  The federal government decided that predators were taking out too many of the babies, so they decided to trap and kill all the predators in the general area, including feral cats, raccoons and skunks.  There was a big fight about it and then we moved; I don't know what the resolution was, but their intent was to kill everything.

There are rescues out there that help with the capture of the ferals, spay/neuter the cats, and then either adopt them out to farmers/ranchers as mousers or release them in the wild in special reserves set aside for feral cats.  Cats born feral do not deal well with humans and cannot be socialized unless taken in as kittens.  Town Cats is a local Bay Area rescue that does some of this, you can read about it here:

At The Rabbit Haven, we just took in 19 rabbits from one backyard.  Animal control was going to kill them all, so we helped them catch the buns and are trying to socialize them.  We already lost one entire litter because the mom was underfed and already pregnant again by the time we got her.  The four adult males that we caught are petrified of humans and it is unclear if they will socialize or have to be sent to a sanctuary to live as outdoor feral buns in a protected environment.  You can read the story in a local newspaper here:
or on our website here:
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