Animal rescue cautions pet owners after saving abandoned rabbits - WNEM TV 5

Animal rescue cautions pet owners after saving abandoned rabbits

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Courtesy: West Michigan Critter Haven Courtesy: West Michigan Critter Haven
WYOMING, Mich. (WNEM) -

A Michigan animal shelter is hoping to spread awareness about abandoning domestic animals in the wild after two rabbits were rescued.

West Michigan Critter Haven shared photos on their Facebook page Wednesday of Pearl and Ferdinand.

The animal rescue said they were pets that someone likely released into the wild thinking they would survive. In both cases, the animals were covered in ticks and likely would not have survived on their own. 

“Remember, dumping domestic rabbits is not only illegal but also incredibly cruel. This guy has lived longer than most ever do. We’re happy he’s in our care and will soon learn to appreciate the finer things in life as a happy house rabbit,” the organization wrote on their Facebook page.

The group is hoping to prevent pet owners from dumping rabbits and other non-traditional pets. Instead, contact an animal rescue to take them in.

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