Updated: February 24, 2020 06:08 PM
Created: February 24, 2020 10:05 AM
The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society is warning about the dangers of pet abandonment after a box of 10 rabbits was found outside the building on Sunday.
The shelter opens at noon, and staff were onsite preparing when the rabbits were dropped off. A staff member approached to assist the person, and she sped off. She left behind a pet carrier and a duct-taped cardboard box.
The person left behind a note on the box saying, “Please help these bunnies find a good home," along with a smiley face. The box contained eight, one-month-old baby rabbits. A pair of male and female adult rabbits were found in the pet carrier.
The shelter is reminding people that it is illegal to abandon animals, even if it is right outside their doors. The shelter says that anyone who is thinking of surrendering a pet should first call the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society's Animal Care Center in Menands.
The rabbits will be cared for by the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society for six months until they are able to be altered and adopted.
Cash donations are appreciated, according to shelter, to help with the unexpected expenses.
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