Things were hopping in Live Oak, California this week when a domesticated rabbit running loose prompted an animal control officer to do some sleuthing. The bunny zig zagged across the neighborhood lawns like a bumblebee and eventually led the officer to a backyard where he met another 26 rabbits who were the result of pet bunnies who had not been spayed/neutered.
All of the bunnies were surrendered on the spot and are safe now thanks to the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter and The Rabbit Haven, a rescue group that had close to 200 rabbits under its care before this latest influx. So what’s the real story here?
It would appear that education about pet rabbit care is still in its infancy.