As many of you have heard, our shelter recently came to the aid of 11 rabbits that were pulled from a hoarding situation in Dunwoody, Georgia. Though we came to the rescue of all the rabbits that were at the local county shelter, we have since learned that many more were pulled from the property before our involvement. 77 rabbits in total were found and taken, a fact we learned of only this week. The story of the rabbits is a sad one, one we are learning more about as the days pass and information comes to light as more media outlets pick up on the case. Please rest assured that we are devoting all our time and resources to this situation and are looking into the wellbeing of the rabbits that are not under our care.
Below is a statement from one of our Co-Chapter Managers, Edie Sayeg.
“We have heard about this developing situation – In fact, we have already taken in 11 of the rabbits from this hoarding situation and have a history with the actual hoarders. We are contacting media immediately and urge all of you to do so also. While we were told of the situation over two weeks ago and took in all the rabbits that were at Dekalb Animal Control – we were not told of the fate of the rest – we were not told of how many. We learned today with the rest of you. We are trying to contact the “campground” and will try to go through proper channels to see if the rest of the rabbits can meet a better fate than to be let go to be “fed” and we all know what that means. Thank you for notifying us and rest assured we will do what we can to help – we are horrified that Dekalb County would sanction that! While we cannot take in over 60 something rabbits all at once we are willing to work with authorties and the media to try and place these rabbits in a proper environment. There may also be other rescues that would help – this is just not acceptable – please make phone calls and write to the media! Your voice does count for those who have no voice.”
We will be posting updates as more information becomes available.
For those of you wanting to learn more this story, here is a link to the article in Atlanta Journal Constitution