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139 rabbits rescued in Glendale, in need of foster homes

Oct 4, 2022, 4:00 PM

(Arizona Humane Society Photo)...

(Arizona Humane Society Photo)

(Arizona Humane Society Photo)

PHOENIX — Nearly 140 rabbits were rescued during a Valley animal cruelty investigation and are now in need of foster homes.

The 139 animals inhabited a Glendale home with unsanitary and unhealthy conditions, the Arizona Humane Society announced in a press release.

The rescued critters were transported over two days to AHS for care, and the organization is looking for at least 35-50 foster parents to take in rabbits as they recover.

Rabbits will live in a foster home for approximately one month, the shelter said.

Once in their temporary homes, the rabbits will need to be quarantined from others for 14 days for rabbit hemorrhagic disease. AHS recommends the animals go to homes without other bunnies present.

Rabbits will be available for adoption once they are spayed or neutered. Females need to be at least 6 months old and weigh 4 pounds — or an adult weight for a smaller rabbit — to undergo the procedure while males need to be at least 4 months old, according to AHS.

Animals that do no meet the requirements could have elongated foster stays.

AHS will provide fosters with needed supplies and medical care.

Foster parents will get first rights to adopt the rabbits for themselves, friends or family members.

Those interested in fostering can complete an online orientation.

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139 rabbits rescued in Glendale, in need of foster homes