Three rabbits from the Manitoulin Island mass rescue. Photo: Henry Stancu/Toronto Star
Over 200 rabbits were rescued from a home on Manitoulin Island, an island in Lake Huron in the province of Ontario. The Ontario SPCA, Rabbit Rescue, and other animal organizations rushed in to provide medical attention and find new homes for the bunnies.
The mass rescue is an enormous undertaking, and there are several ways you can help these organizations help the rabbits:
- Donate financially – Costs from medical attention, food, housing, and other supplies quickly add up.
If you live in Ontario,
- Volunteer to foster- Finding temporary homes for this many rabbits can be challenging.
- Donate supplies – Donations of carriers, x-pens, neat idea cubes, food and other supplies are appreciated.
- Adopt – Consider adoption if you can provide a forever home for any of these rabbits.
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Rabbit Rescue Inc. of Ontario held BunFest on Sunday, August 23rd. The event brought bunny owners from all over for a day of education and pampering. Owners were able to chat with vets and rescue staff about health, diet, care, and a variety of other issues. Bunnies could get pampered with spa treatments. There was even a bunny cafe where the bunnies could have a snack and take a rest.
There was an adoption area where visitors could meet rabbits in search of forever homes. Rabbit Rescue, Inc. took in more than 600 rabbits last year. Each year since being established in 2001 the rescue has taken in an increasing number of rabbits.
Check out a related article from Mississauga.com and the BunFest website for more details.