“It’s like a bunny bomb has gone off!” Leave it to a news anchor to give you that kind of hyperbolic soundbite, but reporter Ben Deci has got it right — this was a serious bunny rabbit bust! Last week, more than 50 rabbits were confiscated from an illegal bunny farm in Rancho Cordova, the results of a get-rich-quick scheme gone awry. A woman was breeding these rabbits out of her home to sell on Craigslist. Eventually, she just couldn’t handle the growing number of bunnies in her mill and Rancho Cordova Code Enforcement officers had to step in and take the rabbits. According to the Sacramento SPCA, “Some of them have brand new babies, we’re sure some others are about to give birth.”
The rabbits were living in filth and squalor, but they were surprisingly sociable. Because they’re adoptable, these bunnies will be available at the Sacramento SPCA, after they’re all spayed and neutered. If you live in the area and you’re looking for a pet bunny, be sure to stop by the shelter or check their website under Other Available Animals. And to everyone else, let this be a lesson about why spaying/neutering your pets is important! And, of course, that breeding your pets as a money making scheme is a really bad idea.
Thanks, Anne, for the tip! According to Anne, on Friday and Saturday, 12 15 of the 50 rabbits have been adopted!! Woohoo! But that still means there are still plenty of bunnies in need of homes!