SUDBURY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 12, 2013) - The Ontario SPCA is seeking information regarding a box of rabbits left at the side of Kukagami Lake Road in Wahnapitae, Ontario.

On April 4, 2013, the Ontario SPCA Sudbury & District Branch received a call in which the caller stated six rabbits were running loose.

On April 7, six adult male domestic rabbits were brought into the Ontario SPCA Sudbury & District Branch. Five of the rabbits were shorthaired rabbits; one a longhaired rabbit. The long haired rabbit was severely matted; all rabbits had severe fecal matter and urine stuck to them; all rabbits had severe ear mites and sores; one rabbit was missing half of its ear and all their nails were overgrown.

On April 11, seven more rabbits were found in the same location. Ontario SPCA officers brought them to the Sudbury and District Branch to receive the care they require.

All 13 rabbits are currently under veterinary care.

"Every pet owner or caregiver is responsible to ensure the appropriate care of their animal. If providing this care becomes a challenge, it is important that steps are taken to prevent any unnecessary suffering or neglect of an animal," said Lynn Michaud, Senior Inspector.

The Ontario SPCA is looking for anyone with information regarding these six male rabbits. If you have any information, please call Regional Inspector Clancy Martin at 705-566-9582. All calls remain confidential.

If you'd like to make a donation to help with the medical care of these six rabbits, and other animals like them, please call the Ontario SPCA Sudbury & District Branch at 705-566-9582.

The Ontario SPCA reminds pet owners that if you have concerns for the welfare of your animal there are other alternatives than allowing an animal to go without adequate care. Contact your local Ontario SPCA and we can discuss what services are available. To report cruelty please call 1-888-668-7722 or email your concern to

About Ontario SPCA and Humane Society:

Protecting animals since 1873, Ontario SPCA is Ontario's Animal Welfare organization. A registered charity comprised of over 50 Communities, Ontario SPCA relies on donations to fund animal protection, care and rehabilitation; veterinary services; community outreach; advocacy; and humane education.

Ontario SPCA is mandated under the Ontario SPCA Act to enforce animal welfare legislation and the Act provides Ontario SPCA Agents and Inspectors with police powers to do so.

Ontario SPCA provides leadership in animal welfare innovations including introducing high-volume spay/neuter services to Ontario and opening the Provincial Education and Animal Centre.

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Ontario SPCA
Brad Dewar
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