The BC SPCA now has 32 more rabbits in its care after they were rescued from a downtown home.
Investigators said the animals were being bred for profit.
“When our officers entered, the rooms smelled strongly of urine and feces,” said Eileen Drever, senior protection and stakeholder relations officer at the BC SPCA, in a statement.
“The floor, window sill and bed were dirty and all surfaces had roaches and other insects crawling around.”
She said the room where the rabbits were kept was hot and unventilated apart from a window that was a few inches ajar.
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“The room was dirty and the ammonia levels were high,” Drever added. “Many of the rabbits — from newborns to adults — had fur soaked with urine.”
She said officers found an overturned empty water bowl and some hay next to a bed, but it was saturated with urine and feces and unfit for consumption.
The rabbits are now being cared for at SPCA facilities in the Lower Mainland.
Drever said the BC SPCA now has 140 rabbits under its care, which is almost double last year.
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“In addition to adopters, we desperately need foster homes for bunnies,” Drever said.
“If anyone can help, we encourage them to apply at spca.bc.ca/ways-to-help/volunteer.”
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