Georgia Rescue Saves 22 Rabbits From RV Park

The Georgia House Rabbit Society Rescues More Rabbits Taken From A Dunwoody Hoarder's Home
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One of the malnourished rabbits rescued by the Georgia House Rabbit Society
One of the malnourished rabbits rescued by the Georgia House Rabbit Society
 
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MARIETTA, Ga. - March 29, 2013 - PRLog -- Georgia House Rabbit Society
2280 Shallowford Rd
Marietta, Ga 30066

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March 29 2013

Local Rescue Saves 22 Rabbits From RV Park: Dunwoody Hoarding Update

The Georgia House Rabbit Society rescued 22 rabbits from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in Bremen, Georgia. The rabbits had originally been taken from a hoarder's home in Dunwoody, Georgia on Feb 23. Unfortunately, the rabbit's situation went from bad to worse. On Tuesday, March 23rd, volunteers at the Georgia House Rabbit Society visited the RV park to check on the condition of the rabbits. They were found to be without adequate food, water or shelter. Gravely concerned about their safety, the GHRS took all 22 rabbits from the park and placed them within their rescue system. The bunnies were immediately transported to Windward Animal Hospital in Johns Creek and our now under the care of Dr. Colby DVM.

Sadly, all the rabbits were found to be suffering from malnutrition as well as various other injuries. One female bunny died from starvation hours after getting to the Animal Hospital. Though everything was done to save her, she had suffered too long and was too compromised to survive. Overall, 15 females, 3 males and 4 babies were rescued from Jellystone Park. They are now getting the medical attention they have needed and once strong enough, will be placed in within the network of Georgia House Rabbit Society foster homes.

The GHRS is asking the community to help them with this rescue. Overall, they have saved 33 rabbits that originated from the Dunwoody hoarder's home. Each will need immediate medical attention for their illnesses and injuries and spay/neuter surgery. An undertaking of this size has put considerable strain on the organizations resources. The organization, a non profit animal rescue that relies on donations from the public, is asking for cash donations and supplies to help them care for their new intakes. More information and instructions on how to donate, can be found on their website, www.houserabbitga.com

Local Rabbit Rescue Warns Of Bringing Home The Easter Bunny

With each Easter season comes an interest those fluffy long-eared rabbits and many parents gift a bunny to their children around the holiday. Soon after Easter, the Marietta Rabbit Center sees an overwhelming amount of intake requests as children become bored with the bunny and parents grow tired of the responsibility. It is an annual tradition for the Georgia House Rabbit Society to warn people of the consequences of taking home a rabbit before researching the animals needs. This year, thanks to volunteer, Jennifer Cray, the GHRS expanded their reach by commissioning billboards around the Metro Atlanta area advertising their shelter and their message.

"Rabbits are a 10 year commitment," says Johna Mennone, the GHRS' Communication Director. Perhaps even more surprising is that rabbits and children don't mix well. "Though rabbits can make wonderful companions for the right person, they do have instincts that need to be understood and respected. Most fear being picked up and panic when constrained or chased." Unfortunately for a rabbit, an excited child is likely to do all 3 of these things and instead of having snuggle time, the child will encounter an unhappy, frightened and potentially aggressive rabbit. The Rabbit Center gets many calls from people who no longer want their rabbit because they just aren't fun or are too much work to care for. Fortunately, the frustration of the family and the abandonment of the bunny can both be avoided by people taking their time and knowing what to expect before making a purchase.

For those who have taken a rabbit home, The GHRS has resources to help you best care for your new bunny friend. They offer classes, Bunny 101 and Bunny 201, to help you understand your rabbit's needs and behaviors. They also have a website with an extensive amount of information from how to set up a safe, comfortable living area for your rabbit to how to recognize illness and behavioral issues. The shelter is located at 2280 Shallowford Rd in Marietta, Ga. Potential adopters are welcomed to stop by the Center or the website to see the rabbits they have up for adoption and rabbit owners will find an array of quality rabbit products at their on site store.

About the Georgia House Rabbit Society - Founded in 1996, the Georgia House Rabbit Society is an all volunteer, donation funded nonprofit organization focused on rabbit rescue, rehabilitation, and education for responsible ownership.

For information contact:
Johna Mennone - Communications Director - 818-261-8396 emailjohna@yahoo.com

Edie Sayeg - Co Chapter Manager GHRS - 770-826-2732 - thebunnylady@att.net

Dr Colby - Windward Animal Hospital - 770-569-7298 - www.windwardanimalhospital.org

Georgia House Rabbit Society website- www.houserabbitga.com
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