Seaside, California - 18 Baby Rabbits Abandoned
July 11, 2014

Our affiliate at the Monterey County Animal Shelter reported the dumping of two sets of baby rabbits, 18 in total.

A $1,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest after 10 rabbits were abandoned at Laguna Grande Regional Park in Seaside on July 3rd. Officials with Seaside Animal Control said 10 rabbits were found in a box, and five days later, officers from the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals returned to the park and rescued eight more rabbits running loose in the park. This criminal activity will not be tolerated. We want to find out who is responsible.

Investigators said the rabbits were all domestic and tame, and said they would not have survived on their own in the park. The rabbits are between the ages of 8 and 12 weeks, with long nails and urine stains consistent with being kept in a cage.

Abandoning animals in California is against the law. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the SPCA at 831-373-2631 ask for Animal Control officers. Your report may be kept confidential. You may also call the Rabbit Haven if you want to foster for the Rabbit Haven or have additional information about this abandonment. Right now these rabbits are all housed in the facilities barn according to Jessie of the SPCA.

Designed by James Farris