Over 150 Rabbits Impounded!
On June 29, 2021 Virginia Beach Animal Control responded to a complaint regarding an address Animal Control Officers had responded to in the past to assist the resident with her rabbits. Assistance had been provided to reduce the number to a manageable number in November of 2020, and the owner had made changes needed at that time to improve those conditions.
On Monday, however, when Animal Control Officers entered the residence, they found conditions had worsened and the number of rabbits had increased to an overwhelming amount. The owner released 156 rabbits to Animal Control at that time. The rabbits were then collected and transported to Animal Control at 341 S. Birdneck Rd, Virginia Beach, where they were evaluated, sorted based on s*x and age, and cared for.
The Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center is now seeking the public’s assistance to find new homes for these rabbits. Rabbits have a very short gestation period (pregnancy) of 28-35 days, which is why the veterinarian staff are working hard to spay and neuter the rabbits prior to adoption.
If you are interested in adopting a rabbit, please contact Shelter Supervisor Jessica Wilde through her email at [email protected]. She is working to line up homes for the rabbits as they become available after their spaying and neutering.
If you are not in a position to adopt a rabbit, however, are interested in helping care for them while they are here at Animal Control, please see the list below of donations that could be used to assist them. These can be brought to the shelter and dropped off or ordered and shipped directly to the shelter at 341 S. Birdneck Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
*leafy green veggies 🥬
*oxbow young rabbit food
*oxbow rabbit treat
*grass hay (if you’re a local horse person and would like to drop off a bale we would love that!)
Any further questions can be directed to Animal Control Supervisor Meghan Conti at 757-385-6581 or [email protected]