LARGO, Fla. (FOX 13) - A group of rabbit rescued as part of a hoarding case are in Tampa Bay, and pretty soon, they’ll need new homes.
The SPCA of Tampa Bay brought in 15 rabbits out of 452 that were confiscated near Dallas. According to KDFW, they were found in unbearable conditions. Some had missing ears, eyes and hair. A Facebook post on the SPCA of Texas’ page said crates were stacked on top of each other, and filled with feces, hair, dirt and debris. The rabbits also had little access to food or water.
SPCA of Tampa Bay said the animals have received basic medical examinations, and will soon be ready for adoption. Kaitlin Coley with SPCA of Tampa Bay said they will be spayed or neutered, they will be microchipped and be given any flea medication they may need.
“Just any treatment that will make them a healthy rabbit,” she explained, "and then they will be out on our adoption floor hopefully in the next month.”
Easter is around the corner and it is a time when shelters see an influx of people wanting to adopt rabbits. Coley said it’s important to know rabbits can live about 10 years, require a lot of care, and are a long-term commitment.