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  • Sadly HRS often gets inquiries regarding domestic rabbit neglect and abuse. All too often we hear of rabbits being given as prizes at fairs, rabbits being kept in unsanitary conditions at pet stores, and breeding programs run amok.

    Unfortunatly House Rabbit Society does not have animal control capabilities; that is a function of local animal control programs. Here is some good general advice from the Humane Society of the United States about animal abuse:
    "If you witness animal abuse or neglect, please contact your local humane society, animal shelter, or animal control agency immediately. In most areas, those agencies have the jurisdiction and capability to investigate and resolve these situations. They rely on concerned citizens to be their eyes and ears in the community and to report animal suffering. You can choose to remain anonymous, although giving your name to your humane agency will enable that group to follow up with you when necessary.

    You can find the name and number of your local humane society or animal control agency by looking in the Yellow Pages under "animal shelter," "humane society," or "animal control," or by calling Information. If there is not a shelter or animal control agency in your community, please report any incident to your police department immediately."

    Further Resources
    We have compiled a list of links to animal abuse and neglect resources that may be useful.

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