Bunny.jpgSalinas animal shelters are overrun with rabbits, and looking for adoptive and foster homes for dozens of bunnies.

More than 80 rabbits have come into local shelters in the past month, including 10 that were dropped off at Salinas Animal Services just this Tuesday, officials said. The numbers have overwhelmed local animal rescue groups and shelters, which are already overloaded.

Both Salinas Animal Services and Animal Friends Rescue Project are searching for adoptive and foster homes for the rabbits, and also for donations to help deal with all the extra animals.

Rabbits are excellent indoor pets, with lots of personality, officials say. They can learn tricks, and even use a litter box.

For information on adoption, please go to www.salinasanimals.com, or to the SFRP’s Rescue Rabbits Rock program, www.rescuerabbitsrock.com. You can also temporarily foster a rabbit by calling Lisa at (831) 883-1734.

Supplies, including large dog crates, wire exercise pens and rabbit pellets, can be donated to Salinas Animal Service at 144 Hitchcock Road.

Sara Gaiser, Bay City News

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