Over 80 rescued rabbits need loving homes
SAN DIEGO — The 83 neglected rabbits taken in by the San Diego Humane Society last week will be available for adoption beginning Friday and through the weekend.
The Humane Society said it received the animals after someone purchased a rabbit farm in Riverside County and discovered that the bunnies were living in filthy, antiquated cages without proper medical care.
Gary Weitzman, president of the Humane Society, said veterinarians were able to treat all the rabbits’ health issues. Some had tumors, dental problems, overgrown claws, skin sores, hair loss and respiratory illnesses. A few were missing ears or toes.
“Our priority has been to get them the care needed as quickly as possible so we can get them into homes,” Weitzman said. “They were living in terrible conditions — it’s time for them to be in homes where they can have a family to love and spoil them.”
He said the rabbits are “docile, gentle and sweet” despite what they’ve been through.
The rabbits will be adopted on a first-come, first-served basis at Humane Society facilities in San Diego, 5500 Gaines St.; Escondido, 3450 E. Valley Parkway; and Oceanside, 572 Airport Road.