FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Thunder Bay, ON (August 5, 2016) – The Thunder Bay & District Humane Society and the Ontario SPCA are seeking information from the public to assist with an ongoing investigation about abandoned rabbits.

On July 26, 2016, the Thunder Bay & District Humane Society was notified that rabbits were abandoned at the Mission Marsh Conservation Area. The rabbits were found in various stages of ill health, with several rabbits missing eyes and ears and suffering from eye infections and other health issues. Rabbits have also been dumped in other areas of the city, including Chippewa Park and Fisherman Park.

If you have any information that could assist with this investigation, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 310-SPCA (7722). If you see an animal in distress, call 310-SPCA immediately.  All calls remain anonymous.



Jeremy Gardiner
Ontario S.P.C.A Agent -Northern Region
807 475-8803 ext 204


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 Protecting animals since 1873, Ontario SPCA is Ontario's Animal Welfare organization. A registered charity comprised of over 50 Communities.

Since 1919, when Ontario's first Animal Welfare legislation was proclaimed, the Ontario SPCA, with the help of its Communities, has been entrusted to maintain and enforce Animal Welfare legislation. The Act provides Ontario SPCA Agents and Inspectors with police powers to do so.

Ontario SPCA provides leadership in animal welfare innovations including introducing high-volume spay/neuter services to Ontario and opening the Provincial Education and Animal Centre.

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