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Rescued Flood Bunnies Need New Loving Homes

Flood-bunniesDuring the flooding in September that devastated so many of our friends and neighbors, the Larimer County Humane Society was called upon to assist the National Guard Search & Rescue team with evacuating animals. After a helicopter ride into the flood zone, LCHS Animal Protection & Control officers found a startling sight, more than 100 rabbits living inside a single residence! The animals were quickly brought to safety in a Colorado National Guard Blackhawk helicopter to Fort Collins where they were offloaded and given a safe and comfortable home at Larimer Humane Society. There were bunnies of all shapes, ages and sizes and all the bunnies were triaged, cared for and then spayed or neutered.

These adorable critters are now available for adoption at the Larimer County Humane Society and from our local animal care organization, the Estes Park Pet Association. If you’ve been considering adding a shelter pet to your family, now is the time. These bunnies are in need of loving, new homes. Check the website daily at www.larimerhumane.org to view the adoptable rabbits or, stop by to meet them in the Fort Collins shelter. Carolyn Fairbanks, President of the Estes Park Pet Association will soon have a few of these rabbits here in Estes Park for you to meet.

Rabbits make wonderful companions – they are bright, affectionate, inquisitive, gentle and playful. They enjoy the company of people, rabbits and other animals, as they are highly social. Traditionally rabbits have been kept in a hutch in the yard, where they tend to be neglected when the novelty wears off. Today more and more people keep their rabbits indoors, as true companions, where it is easier to meet their physical and social needs. With a little training rabbits can become a delightful addition to your household.

If now isn’t the right time to add a new pet to your family, consider donating an item from the Rabbit Grocery List to help keep the rabbits happy and healthy until they can find them new homes.

Rabbit Grocery List-Fresh kale, fresh spinach, fresh collard greens, fresh carrots, timothy hay, straw for bedding.

Local resident Jane Lopez has been with the bunnies from day of their rescue and she is very attached to these animals. She is happy to transport any bunnies from Fort Collins to Estes Park for anyone interested in adopting. Jane’s number is 970-586-3227 or 970-217-4101 or you can call Carolyn Fairbanks, President of the Estes Park Pet Association at 970-586-5121.

For those wanting to meet any of these bunnies, the Larimer County Humane Society shelter is located at 6317 Kyle Ave. Fort Collins, CO. You may call them at 970.226.3647 ext. 323 or see the rabbits on their website at www.larimerhumane.org

Thank you for supporting these wonderful bunnies, the Larimer Humane Society and the Estes Park Pet Association. We couldn’t do it without you.

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