Three Young Rabbits Abandoned at Placer SPCA
Roseville, CA – Easter is hard for bunnies. Every year, the Placer SPCA and other area shelters struggle to get the word out that rabbits should not be treated as disposable holiday gifts, but rather considered as a long-term addition to the family. Clearly, this message falls on deaf ears for some.
On Monday, April 9, the day after Easter, three young rabbits were found abandoned in front of the Placer SPCA.
“It’s hard to speculate what motivated someone to leave these helpless animals outside without even knocking on the door,” said Fratis. “It seems someone thought baby bunnies were a great idea for Easter and had no use for them when the holiday ended.”
The Placer SPCA’s Roseville center, located at 150 Corporation Yard Road in Roseville, is closed to the public on Mondays. At about 2:30 pm, a staff person found an open Styrofoam cooler that had been placed on a bench outside the building. Inside were the three young rabbits, estimated to be three months old.
“The rabbits appear to be healthy and are definitely used to being handled,” said Placer SPCA CEO Leilani Fratis. The three rabbits, now named Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, will be spayed and neutered and given time to recover in the home of foster volunteers prior to being placed up for adoption.
For information about adopting rabbits, and the responsibilities involved in their ownership, contact the Placer SPCA at (916) 782-7722, (530) 885-7387, or email email@example.com.
Local companion animal welfare experts, the Placer SPCA offers many services for the pets and people of Placer County. Learn more at www.placerspca.org.