Update: All of these rabbits made it out of the shelter safely, to Rabbit Haven, SaveABunny, and Second Chance Bunnies Rabbit Rescue.
I am contacting you today about 6 bunnies that came into the Yolo County Animal Shelter yesterday. According to the person who found them, these bunnies were supposedly dumped in carriers in a field in the rural town of Esparto. We have reason to suspect that the person who brought them in actually owned them, but we can not prove this. They seem to have been well-cared for since their coats are nice, and their nails are trimmed. It is very clear that this is not their first time being handled. All 6 bunnies are just absolutely adorable!
A124756 is a black and white male. This sweet boy allowed me to pet him immediately. He did not seem to mind me petting him and did not back away when I would reach my hand in. He allowed me to lift him out of the cage, but was a bit nervous and squirmy when I did so.
A124757 is a brown and black male. He immediately seemed to enjoy getting pet. He did not back away from me and allowed me to pick him up easily. He did get a bit squirmy in my arms but otherwise seemed relaxed once I was holding him.
A124758 is a black female. She was nervous when I first approached, but after I sat with her she allowed me to pet her behind her ears and on her back. When I went to re-visit her she allowed me to pet her immediately!
A124760 is a black male. He also was nervous on my first approach, but after I let him sniff around he allowed me to pet him. When I visited again later he did not run from my hand and allowed me to pet him on his back.
A124761 is a gray female. This cutie was hiding in her box when I first went to visit her, but after I sat next to her for a few minutes she allowed me to reach in and pet her. Although she did not come out of her box on her own, she did not mind being pet in the box.
A124762 is a white with brown and black female. This beautiful girl allowed me to pet her right away. She did seem cautious and stayed towards the back of her cage. She was loosing a lot of fur when I was petting her. Because of this, I do believe that she is pregnant and close to giving birth.
All of the bunnies weigh about 4-6 lbs.
All of these bunnies are showing potential here, but the shelter is just too stressful for them. We are hoping to find rescue for these bunnies as soon as possible! Please let us know if you can help any of these bunnies by Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Thank you so much for your time and consideration!