SPCA involved over rabbit hoarding in Christchurch


The SPCA has expressed considerations for the rising development for rabbit hoarding in Christchurch backyards.

The animal rescue organisation says it isn’t unusual for them to come back throughout 200 rabbits in backyards, stacked up in tiny homes or cages.

“We’ve folks that, we name it hoarding, that hoard rabbits and that is an issue that we’re seeing increasingly of particularly in Christchurch I am unsure why,” inspectorate crew chief Sam Cairns stated.

A lot of the rabbits seized are very unwell, struggling with sneezes, flu and eye infections.

“They are not doing notably nicely well being clever, so they are going to get the remedy they want till they’re healed up and able to go,” SPCA Christchurch centre supervisor Natasha Sutton stated.

The centre have 21 rabbits able to be adopted now, vaccinated in opposition to Calicivirus, which is hitting the pet inhabitants onerous. They’re additionally de-sexed.

“These guys they deserve higher we wanna see them in an atmosphere like this the place they will run and play,” Sutton stated.


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