When the call went out from GHRS that we had recieved information and a home video showing lots and lots of bunnies dumped at Big Trees Forest Preserve in Sandy Springs, our bunny wranglers immediately loaded up supplies and headed over to capture as many as possible. Someone had abandoned 25-30 domestic rabbits in the park to fend for themselves. This is a sure death sentence for domestic rabbits, who have no survival skills in the wild. The volunteers were able to capture 24 that night and the bunnies were taken to the home of Dresden Lackey, one of the volunteers, to spend the night safely. After being up till 3 am getting every bunny fed and settled, the wranglers were back early Sunday morning to get the remaining 2-3. WSB news came out and did a video report, for which we are extremely appreciative.
Abandoning domestic pets is not only cruel, it’s illegal. Our volunteers captured 8 domestic rabbits in the same park 2 weeks ago. This action needs to stop! A $1000 reward is being offered for any information that leads to the identification and conviction of the person or persons responsible for dumping these rabbits. Please call the shelter number at 678-653-7175 with any information.
GHRS is a small shelter, with every available space already used, but we have determined to do our best to keep these bunnies and find them homes, once vetted, spayed and neutered. To accomplish this huge task, we called on Dr. Colby at Windward AH for temporary housing and vetting, and foster homes to fill the longer need for a safe and loving place to stay. If you can be a foster home, please contact us as soon as possible through this foster home application.
We apprediate any and all donations to help us with the costs of vetting, feeding and housing of these bunnies! We won’t be able to do this without you. If you would like to follow the story more closely as it unfolds, please follow us on Facebook.