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SPCA of Texas, Bunny Buddies, Rabbit Rescues from Across the State Provide Medical Care for Over a Hundred Rabbits

 

(DALLAS, TX); March 18, 2019 - On Saturday and Sunday, the SPCA of Texas partnered with several Texas rabbit rescue groups to perform spay/neuter surgeries for nearly 100 rabbits who were removed from a property in Kaufman County earlier this month. Veterinarians and volunteers from Bunny Buddies in Houston, Wild Rabbit Rescue of DFW, Bunny Burrow in Fort Worth, Alamo City House Rabbits in San Antonio and the House Rabbit Resource Network in Austin helped perform 90 spay/neuter surgeries and provide medical care for 125 rabbits.


Rabbit spays are more complicated than spay/neuter surgeries on other animals so they require special expertise. Dr. Sue Chen with Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists was brought in to help perform and lead the surgeries. Seven other veterinarians and a dozen vet techs from around the state of Texas donated their time to make sure the rabbits received the medical care they needed. Over 50 volunteers from the participating rescues and SPCA of Texas also helped by collecting towels and cuddling the rabbits after surgery.


To view and download photos from the event, please click on the following link or copy and paste it into a browser: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wwbbrfp31w2igox/AAC_f6mdHDyuUPN0-5FcK6SVa?dl=0.


On March 6, the SPCA of Texas and the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office removed 452 rabbits from a property in Kaufman County, Texas. The rabbits were found inside of crates inside a large, barn-type structure covered with tarp and other materials. The crates were filled with feces, hair, dirt and debris, and the rabbits had little access to appropriate food or water. Many crates contained multiple rabbits, including numerous litters of juvenile rabbits. Two deceased rabbits were found on the property.


The rabbits were transported to the SPCA of Texas' Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center. Since then over 100 rabbits have been transferred to other rabbit rescues. The remaining rabbits continue to be cared for and evaluated by medical staff for placement with rabbit rescues across the country on a case-by-case basis.


To help support the SPCA of Texas and its efforts to help abused, neglected and homeless animals and to support the SPCA of Texas' other programs and services, please visit www.spca.org/helptheanimals. To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, please visit our website at www.spca.org.

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