Rescued rabbits available for adoption

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – Rabbits that were rescued from a Lancaster County home are available for adoption.

ABC 27 News reported Friday that 66 guinea pigs, 10 rabbits and a dog were removed from a filthy apartment at 401 North Oak Street in Lititz.

The rabbits are available for adoption at the Humane Society of Lebanon County. Shelter officials said they volunteered to take the animals after hearing about the rescue.

The shelter manager told ABC 27 News that all of the rabbits are healthy.

“They’re very friendly,” Apsasia Yeager, shelter manager of the Humane Society of Lebanon County said. “Most of them are very young.”

While the guinea pigs went to a shelter near Pittsburgh, the rabbits have a temporary home at the Lebanon County shelter.

“I know when there’s an unexpected hoarding situation and a shelter is then faced with all these animals coming in, I know that can be quite rough,” Yeager told ABC 27 News. “You can’t plan for it. When this happens at any shelter, it’s just kind of all hands on deck and everybody kind of rallies together.”

The investigation is ongoing into the original owner of the animals, who told authorities she was trying to run a guinea pig rescue.

Kacy Hess, the communications director for Humane Society of Lebanon County, said they are looking for donations to help the animals.

“Fresh vegetables would be great for them; carrots, lettuce, apples,” Hess said. “We are in need of salt wheels. Rabbits love salt wheels.”

For more information about the Humane Society of Lebanon County click here.

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