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Rabbits: The Forgotten Pet

Cheryl Rosenthal of the Oshkosh Area Humane Society (OAHS) writes about the many rabbits abandoned outside. Many people, laden with misconceptions about rabbits, let their unwanted bunny loose, assuming they will be able to fend for themselves. Unfortunately, domestic rabbits lack the necessary survival skills in the wild. Rosenthal writes, “Unless they are rescued by a Good Samaritan and brought to the animal shelter many of these submissive animals suffer miserably and die.”

For the full story: http://www.thenorthwestern.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080116/OSH10/801150672/1987

2 Responses to “Rabbits: The Forgotten Pet”

  1. Doreen Says:

    that’s really sad how some people treat animals. our rabbit Anya is part of our family and lives inside with us

  2. Susan Davis Says:

    Yes, it’s such a shame–and these stories keep coming up, over and over again. The newspaper for Alameda California recently ran a front-page photograph of people feeding domestic rabbits than run free on the old Navy Base, with a caption referring to “other wild animals” in the town, including raccoons, hawks, and opposums. If only people understood that domestic rabbits aren’t wild rabbits and often die from predators, starvation, or infections…

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