Save the Dumpsite Bunnies from Hemorrhagic Virus

5/19/2020 UPDATE:   We raised our goal to $3000 so we can order 50 vaccines, about 30 for the ones in our care plus 20 more we hope to rescue. 50 vaccines X $60 (estimated) = $3000.  This is only for the vaccine, we will still have to spay and neuter and treat but we can't spay or neuter them if they are dead so the vaccine has to come first.  This is crazy, it can't be done, but we have to at least try and save as many as we can.

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5/12/2020 UPDATE:

Dr. Blakesley and Southern Hills Animal Hospital are now taking deposits to reserve a vaccine for your rabbit.  Please click on the link to learn more.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO & TO RESERVE A VACCINE 


ORIGINAL POST:

I've been helping to rescue Vegas Dumpsite Bunnies since 2015. With the help of many bunny lovers & friends around the country and world,  we have been able to help rescue and rehome 100s and 100s of Vegas dumpsite bunnies.  Tragically today (May 4, 2020) it has been announced that Vegas has had its first confirmed cases of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 (RHDV2) in domestic rabbits. This is an EXTREMELY contagious disease that kills all bunnies in contact with it in a couple of days.  There is a vaccine that's made out of the country and initially it looks like the cost will be about $60 per bunny. 

This is where we are at.  In our current rescue at Floyd Lamb Park, we have adopted out a total of 55 of 65 dumpsite bunnies that were rescued on property.  Our rescue currently has 10 FLP rescued bunnies (5 bonded pairs) & 24 miscellaneous rescued bunnies left.  The total cost of the vaccine for the virus for just these 34 will be approximately $2040. 

But there are 100s of other Vegas dumped domestic bunnies that are going to die cruel deaths.  In the last 2 months, I've been trying to figure out a way to save a bunch of bunnies around my neighborhood that some neighbors & I feed daily. With this announcement, there won't be a way to save them all but we will save as many as we can.  

Thank you!  #teambunnies #bunniesmatter #adoptdontshop

Read about this horrible virus here >>> Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 


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