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I had an amazing rescue story and was recently adopted!
On Tuesday, June 22nd, the East Bay SPCA, Oakland Animal Services and Oakland Police confiscated 21 malnourished and abused rabbits at a home near Lake Merritt. One of them was me!
We were all stacked on top of each other in filthy cages and no food or water was easily found. Our human keeper had only fed us cooked white rice. Officials described all of us bunnies as "frantic" for food and water.
The human was raising us for our meat. I was destined to be someone's dinner, and yet I have so much love and snuggles to give!
Several baby bunnies in the group suffered leg deformities in addition to the digestive illnesses, parasites and bite wounds discovered in the other rabbits due to the cramped and unsanitary conditions.
Our living conditions were deemed inhumane and all of us were seized. Oakland Animal Services, The East Bay SPCA and SaveABunny, worked closely together to provide medical attention and foster homes for those of us rabbits most in need of immediate intervention.
Amazingly, despite the neglect and cruelty we endured all of us (including me!) proved to be very sweet, friendly and trusting of people. We also responded very well to treatment for malnutrition, intestinal parasites and digestive disorders resulting from our confinement.
SaveABunny spent hundreds of dollars to save us and urgently needs donations to help cover spay/ neuter and veterinary expenses for us.
"Reflection Of Compassion" is a lovingly commissioned series of original watercolor and gouache illustrations created especially for SaveABunny Rabbit Rescue by artist Elizabeth Koval Maffeo. (All images copyright 2008 SaveABunny. All rights reserved.)