The BC SPCA now has 32 extra rabbits in its care after they have been rescued from a downtown residence.
Investigators stated the animals have been being bred for revenue.
“When our officers entered, the rooms smelled strongly of urine and feces,” Eileen Drever, senior officer for cover and stakeholder relations for the BC SPCA, stated in a press release.
“The ground, windowsill and mattress have been dirty and there have been cockroaches and different bugs crawling round on all of the surfaces.”
She stated the room the place the rabbits have been stored was scorching and unventilated apart from a window that was ajar a number of inches.
“The room was filthy and the degrees of ammonia have been excessive,” Drever added. “Most of the rabbits — who ranged from newborns to adults — had urine-soaked fur.”
She stated officers discovered an empty water bowl overturned and there was some hay by a mattress, nevertheless it was saturated with urine and feces and unsuitable for consumption.
The rabbits at the moment are being cared for in SPCA services within the Decrease Mainland.
Drever stated the BC SPCA now has 140 rabbits in its care, which is close to twice the quantity that they had final yr.
SPCA rescues 123 animals from filthy situations in Fort St. James
“Along with adopters, we’re in pressing want of foster properties for bunnies,” Drever stated.
“If anybody may also help, we ask them to please go to spca.bc.ca/ways-to-help/volunteer to use.”
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