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Rabbit Rescued From Hare-y Situation

Written by Michelle Kretzer | March 28, 2012

It isn’t quite Easter yet, but one Los Angeles woman still got a surprise from a bunny. Taken aback to see a big, fluffy black-and-white rabbit calmly nibbling grass near her home, she called PETA and asked how she could tell if the animal were a wild rabbit or a domesticated bunny someone had simply turned loose outdoors after growing tired of caring for the animal. 


This lucky (and adorable!) bunny got a second chance at finding a good home

Based on the rabbit’s physical description and friendly demeanor, it was clear that the little one had been someone’s companion. And as the PETA employee explained, domesticated rabbits lack the survival skills and training of their wild counterparts and will fall victim to predators, cruel people, or foreign parasites and diseases against which they lack a natural immunity.

The caller did everything right: She safely secured the bunny in a large box, carried the animal into her home, and called someone at the local animal shelter, who drove out and picked the bunny up. The friendly rabbit likely hadn’t been outside for long since the animal was still very healthy, and the fluffy one now has a second chance at finding a forever home.

If you are considering adopting a rabbit, don’t buy; go to a shelter or a rescue group.  

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  • Ursula says:

    Why do we automatically assume the worst and accuse someone of setting him loose? Couldn’t he have just gotten loose from his owner’s home? Jumping to conclusions without knowing the facts is never a good thing. I’m glad he’s safe and all, but let’s give people the benefit of the doubt at least once in a while.

  • Wendy says:

    Wish I could have him, his breed is an English Butterfly x

  • Lester Smiley says:

    thanks for the update, Rachel B!

  • tinkybell101 says:

    Great ending to this story! Shame on whoever set this beautiful bunny loose, how irresponsible and cruel of them to do that!!! Hope he finds his forever loving home:)

  • tinkybell101 says:

    So glad the woman that found that bunny did the right thing and cared for it until a shelter could pick him up! And shame on those people who set him/her free, ugh!

  • Rachel Britt says:

    This rabbit is currently at the Inland Valley Humane Society, but I will be transporting him to Rabbit Rescue Inc. in Paramount, California!

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