BROOKLYN — 180 rabbits rescued from a hoarding situation in Brooklyn have been nursed back to health, and are now up for adoption.
In January, the ASPCA and NYPD rescued 180 rabbits from a home in Brooklyn — none were spayed or neutered and many suffered injuries and illnesses.
ASPCA said 77 rabbits were taken to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison, New Jersey and Ani-Care Animal Hospital in Dallastown, Pennsylvania has ownership of approximately 150 rabbits.
All rabbits are now healthy, have been spayed or neutered and now available for adoption.
On Saturday, December 12 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., the nearly 180 rabbits will be at two locations for adoption. One at the Central Park Zoo entrance of Grand Army Plaza and East Drive, steps away from the 5th Ave / 59th street stop. Another at Union Square, between 14th and 15th street, in front of Staples.
There is a $25 adoption fee which includes a cage and water bottle. Interested adopters should bring a photo ID and proof of residence.
“We hope people will open their hearts to give them the loving, safe homes they deserve,” said Howard Lawrence, vice president, APSCA Anti-Cruelty Group.
Dorota Trec, the woman who allegedly kept the rabbits at her Brooklyn home, told the New York Post that the rabbits were taken “for no reason.”