83 rescued rabbits available for adoption tomorrow

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – 5/14/15 UPDATE – The 83 neglected rabbits found at a rabbit farm in Riverside County will be available for adoption on a first-come, first-served basis starting tomorrow. 

The San Diego Humane Society took in the animals last week after they were discovered living without proper medical care.

The president of the Humane Society, Gary Weitzman, said that, “Our priority has been to get them the care needed as quickly as possible so we can get them into homes. They were living in terrible conditions — it’s time for them to be in homes where they can have a family to love and spoil them.”

The rabbits will be available for adoption at the Humane Society facilities in San Diego, 5500 Gaines St.; Escondido, 3450 E. Valley Parkway; and Oceanside, 572 Airport Road.

5/5/15 The San Diego Humane Society began caring for scores of ailing rabbits Wednesday after they were rescued from harsh living conditions. According to SDHS spokeswoman Kelli Schry, a team of animal-welfare specialists rescued 83 long-eared rabbits from a person who had bought the Riverside County farm.

The rabbits were being held in filthy, too-small cages.

Veterinarians examined the animals and found them suffering from a variety of ailments, including tumors, severe dental problems, overgrown claws, skin sores from urine burns, fur loss and respiratory disease. Some were missing ears or toes.

“Taking in this many animals makes a significant impact on our resources, space and personnel, but it’s our mission,” humane society President Gary Weitzman said. “These animals deserve a second chance, and we’ll do our very best for them.”

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