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Rabbit Adoption Fees Reduced

From March 10 – 31, all rabbit adoption fees are only $25!

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Mar 17, 2023

You Made it Possible: 246 Rabbits

You Made it Possible: 246 Rabbits 1

Shelter staff assisted with the removal of 246 rabbits from one property.

24 hours. 246 rabbits.

On February 16, the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County assisted with the removal of 246 rabbits from one property – the largest intake of animals at once that the shelter has experienced in quite some time.

As batches of rabbits were transported to our shelter, the long, grueling work began. Each rabbit was removed from their cardboard carrier, physically examined, and microchipped. Each rabbit was then placed in a clean, dry kennel with fresh water and food.

The rabbits arrived in various conditions, with many experiencing upper respiratory infections. Several were also suffering from head tilts and poor muscle control.

“This is a massive undertaking,” says Dr. Jennifer Bennett, chief veterinary officer at the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County. “It’s one of the largest intakes our shelter has experienced. We’ve been working around the clock to prepare for all the care these rabbits will need and we need the community’s help.”

We had never received so many animals at once before, and nothing could have prepared us for the amount of time, effort, and resources it would require. But thankfully, we had you.

You Made it Possible: 246 Rabbits

Thank you to our animal-loving community for your support!

Our call for help was met with compassion and enthusiasm in every way.

Thank you to our donors! Whether you made a gift of $1 or $100, every penny has made a life-changing impact on these animals.

Thank you to every individual and organization who filled our lobby and storage with hundreds of deliveries! We received supplies like rabbit food, hay, treats, Vitamin C supplements, digital scales, and even mini-fridges to help us store all the fresh veggies.

Thank you to our network of foster volunteers! Within four days, over a hundred fosters stepped forward to provide a temporary home for 148 of the rabbits. And thanks to the donations we’ve received, our team was able to provide every foster home with the supplies they needed to care for their rabbit.

Thank you to our transfer partners that collectively took in over 60 rabbits and offered assistance!

Thank you to our volunteers who opened packages, processed same-day foster applications and training, trimmed rabbit nails, and so much more.
Thank you to our dedicated staff, who have worked tirelessly since the intake of these rabbits ensuring they receive the best outcome possible. Currently, the rabbits in foster homes and in our shelter are receiving a 21-day course of anti-parasitic and being prepped for their spay/neuter surgeries.
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One of the many rabbits that have become available for adoption.

‘Hoppy’ and healthy bunnies.

Thanks to your support, these bunnies were able to get the care they need and are becoming available for adoption. In fact, some have already found loving homes!

If you’re interested in adopting a bunny, now is the perfect time. All rabbit adoption fees are only $25 until March 31st! Every adoptable rabbit has had a wellness exam from our veterinary staff, been spayed or neutered, and is microchipped with national registration.



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