SPCA Rescues 30 Rabbits From Lower Makefield Home

A rabbit sits in a wire cage at a home in Lower Makefield. Image courtesy BCSPCA.

Thirty rabbits are up for adoption after being rescued from terrible conditions in a Lower Makefield home. The Bucks County SPCA saved the animals last Thursday thanks to an anonymous tip.

The BCSPCA reports on Facebook the owner has a history of animal abuse, including a conviction in county. Now the perpetrator is facing additional charges for the alleged abuse.

“We are very glad to have rescued these rabbits before this weekend’s winter storm,” said Humane Officer Katherine Hogan. “They were living in a filthy carport with deep piles of feces under the cages. Some of the rabbits had no shelter from the cold and nothing to sit upon except for the wire bottoms of their cages.” 

Kept in cages outside in the freezing cold, the rabbits are doing much better now. They will be neutered and put up for adoption.

The beginning of 2019 has been especially busy for the BCSPCA, for better or worse. While the organization has already rescued 34 cats and two horses, this latest case has put the facility at capacity.

To help with the additional load, the group is asking people to donate money and useful items for the horses and rabbits. Oxbow pellets, rabbit food, and Purina Equine Senior grain are all useful to the BCSPCA at this time.

The fundraising effort has also collected $1,445 as of Tuesday evening. Donations can be made at the BCSPCA website here.