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Hi! My name is Shaddo and I am a very cute, shy, young guy. My story is pretty incredible and now I am living with my new girlfriend Light. She also had a rough beginning and is now much happier. Some people who trap and fix feral cats found her abandoned way out on Route 37 among a bunch of feral cats. They trapped her and brought her to Marin Humane Society.
Marin Humane Society considered her "unadoptable" because she was shy and her teeth were a little too small. So, she came to rescue at SaveaBunny. That's where we fell in love!
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 slated 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!) have proven to be very sweet, friendly and trusting of people. We've also responded very well to treatment for malnutrition, intestinal parasites and digestive disorders resulting from our confinement.
Importantly, SaveABunny is also seeking tax-deductible financial donations to help cover spay/ neuter and veterinary expenses for us in addition to qualified adopters and foster homes.
"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.)