Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
RABBIT numbers at the RSPCA's Mornington animal shelter have hopped to holiday highs as Easter approaches.
As a result of the influx, one of the centre's volunteers has built a new rabbit-proof enclosure which allows the bunnies to socialise and stretch their legs. The RSPCA is looking to find each rabbit a new family. Read more here.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Ebony the rabbit was hurled from a moving car window by an owner who did not want her anymore.
Astonishingly, the rabbit was not seriously injured.
However, it is an act which doesn't surprise staff at Hull Animal Welfare and one of several cases of dumped rabbits which has left the South Cave trust now overflowing with small animals.
Read full article, here.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Live rabbits are often bought as gifts during Easter without consideration that they are a 10 year commitment and many end up abandoned or left alone in cages. Doggie Rescue, which has many homeless bunnies waiting for adoption, reports that up to 95 per cent of rabbits bought at Easter time do not live to see their first birthday, and has joined with Bunny Business to call on people to buy stuffed toys instead of real animals this Easter. I will continue to work to prevent impulse buying of pets this Parliament after the last Parliament opposed my Animals (Regulation of Sale) Bill.tic
Read the rest of her thoughts here.
Thank God for Clover Moore or who will rally for animals in Parliament?
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Female/ Small Lop/3 months
Poppy is quite a snuggle-bum, and has been handled daily since birth by vet nurses and some very gentle kids. She has beautiful colouring known as chinchilla. Poppy's adoption fee includes desexing and vaccination. She would love to have a home for Easter!
Adoption fee of $60 includes vaccination, desexing (when she is old enough) and vet care.
She is currently residing at Seaforth Veterinary Hospital.
Female/ Flemish cross/ Adult
Alice is a sweet girl who came to a vet clinic as a stray. She has been desexed and vaccinated, so is all ready to go to her new home for Easter! She would love a large, secure garden to play in, and a hutch for night time. Alice is quite sociable and is a bit puppy-like in personality. She will need time to get to know you, but if very affectionate and loves the vet nurses who care for her.
Alice's adoption fee is $80 including desexing, vaccination and her up to date vet care.