the human society by Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth says it is overwhelmed with people wanting to give up their rabbits.
The agency says they believe someone dumped five rabbits outside the Kitchener Waterloo Animal Center overnight Sunday.
It said staff arrived Monday morning and found the rabbits loose outside the facility.
“Abandoning an animal is not only extremely dangerous to its health and welfare, it may also be considered a criminal offense under provincial law,” Amanda Hawkins, senior manager of animal care, said in a press release.
The Humane Society also welcomed a sixth rabbit over the weekend and now cares for 18 rabbits between its Kitchener and Stratford facilities.
In addition, another 34 rabbits are currently on the waiting list for a shelter.
“We’re here to support our communities and are trying to get rabbits in as soon as possible and foster families can help us,” Hawkins said.
The Humane Society is asking for the public’s help as they need foster care and money to pay vet bills and other things.
Items they are asking the public to donate include fresh vegetables, timothy and alfalfa hay, rabbit chew toys, and pet store gift cards for other essentials.
The agency says it has posted information on its website about several rabbits that are available for adoption and will be adding more as they become available.
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