Written by Michelle Kretzer
taken a few weeks and no small amount of TLC, but the rabbits who were rescued
from a hoarder's facility, Bunny
Magic Wildlife & Rabbit Rescue, Inc., are healthier, stronger, and ready to meet families who will love and care for them
authorities raided the so-called "sanctuary" based on evidence
gathered by PETA, they rescued 222 rabbits packed inside owner Carole Van Wie's
filthy garage and home, where ammonia fumes were so strong that responders had
to put on masks.
Wie kept rabbits stacked in cages one on top of the other, amid their accumulated
urine and feces. She hadn't provided sick rabbits with veterinary care, and she
had left contagious animals with those not yet obviously sick. Some rabbits'
nails were so overgrown that they caught on the wire bars of the cages, and
many were infested with fleas. Authorities found at least one rabbit dead
inside a cage.
now, with their traumatic ordeal behind them, the Bunny Magic rabbits are ready
to go home for good—with families who are willing to give them the specialized care that rabbits
If you are ready to make a lifetime
commitment to an animal and can give one (or better yet, a spayed and neutered
couple) of these rabbits all the love and care that they deserve, you can apply
to adopt one from the Tri-County Animal Shelter, in Hughesville,
Maryland, by calling 301-932-1713 between the hours of 12 noon and 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday.
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animal and if the abuse is taking place right now, please call your local
police department. If the police are unresponsive, please call PETA
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