Gainesville Animal Rescue Group Takes Care Of Abandoned Rabbits
On this Easter Sunday, organizers with an animal rescue group are trying to get the word out about animal abuse particularly when it comes to rabbits.
Workers with the Gainesville Rabbit Rescue say it's always around Easter when people give bunnies as pets to children. They say people who buy the bunnies don't do their research on how to care for them and end up abandoning them.
The organization was started 11 years ago by UF students. And now, they care for 135 rabbits.
"In the long run, approximately 80 percent of these bunnies sold at pet stores and flea markets will not live to be one-year-old because their unintentionally killed by the children they are given too," Director Kathy Finelli said.
For more information, visit the Gainesville Rabbit Rescue Web site.
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