MICHIGAN ANIMAL SANCTUARY ADOPTS 511 RABBITS OF Ã¢ÂÂTHE GREAT BUNNY RESCUE OF 2006Ã¢ÂÂ
ALL 1600 Homeless Rabbits Now Spoken For!
For animal lovers, the idea of saving homeless animals is hard to resist. But for one Nevada woman, her good intentions turned into a huge problem.
Last Spring, the Reno resident had to contact the Best Friends Animal Society, an organization that works with shelters and rescue groups nationwide, when her effort to save a few homeless rabbits got out of hand because they were not spayed or neutered. By the time the volunteer veterinarians showed up for Ã¢ÂÂThe Great Bunny Rescue of 2006Ã¢ÂÂ, there were 1,600 rabbits in her backyard on less than an acre of land.
Today, it is MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: 511 rabbits were recently taken in by the Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary in Willis, Michigan. With the arrival of the Ã¢ÂÂReno 500Ã¢ÂÂ Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary is probably the single largest rabbit rescue sanctuary in the country. In addition to these 500, one person adopted some of the bunnies into a specially constructed home with a special "bunny area" including a patio. Fifteen adopted rabbits put on a daily show at their new home in Huntsville, Texas, with people stopping by to watch them run and sprawl in the sun on their back.
This has been Best FriendsÃ¢ÂÂ largest rescue operation since Hurricane Katrina. About 450 rabbits are still at the Ã¢ÂÂrescue ranchÃ¢ÂÂ in Reno but are just waiting for transport to their new homes with families or rescue groups.