Over 200 bunnies need new homes!


June 24, 2011 (SUDBURY) – The Ontario SPCA Sudbury and District Branch is reaching out to the public for help in finding homes for over 200 rabbits. The rabbits were removed from a home in the Manitoulin Island area in late May of this year. After a veterinarian examination cleared the animals of any health concerns, the Ontario SPCA reached out to rescue groups and their 50 communities across the province for assistance in caring for these bunnies and helping find them homes.

“It was a huge undertaking to care for all these rabbits” says Lynn Michaud, Regional Inspector

Ontario SPCA “We are so grateful that organizations and rescue groups from all over the province were able to come together to help these bunnies out.”

As the investigation involving the rabbits in still ongoing, no further information can be shared at this time. The Ontario SPCA will update the public when more information can be shared.

The Ontario SPCA would like to thank the following organizations and rescue groups for assisting in caring for these rabbits.

  • Grand River All Breeds Rescue
  • Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes, Lindsay, ON
  • Kingston Animal Rescue
  • Ontario SPCA Midland & District, Port McNicoll, ON
  • New Moon Rabbit Rescue
  • Peterborough Humane Society, Peterborough, ON
  • Quinte Humane Society, Belleville, ON
  • Rabbit Rescue, Milton, ON
  • Ontario SPCA Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Branch, Cornwall, ON
  • Oakville & Milton Humane Society, Oakville, ON

If you are interested in adopting any of these bunnies please contact the Ontario SPCA Sudbury branch at 705-566-9582, or any of the listed shelters and rescue groups.

Additional Information

General Rabbit Care, by the ASPCA

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For more information contact:
Alison Cross
Manager, Communications
Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
905-853-2108 (mobile)

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA): Protecting animals since 1873, the Ontario SPCA is a registered charity comprised of over 50 Communities relying primarily on donations to fund animal protection, care and rehabilitation; advocacy; and humane education. The Ontario SPCA Act mandates the Society to enforce animal cruelty laws and provides Society investigators with police powers to do so – making the Ontario SPCA unique among animal welfare organizations in the province. The Ontario SPCA is affiliated with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.