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Bunnies rescued in Vredekloof

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The bunny catchers of Durbanville Bunny Rescue are (front left) Daniel van der Merwe and behind him (from left) Penny Brown, Sandra van der Merwe, Samantha Isaacs, Rene le Roux and Devi le Roux. At the back are Joshua van der Merwe, Adrian Partridge, Timothy Partridge, Lee Partridge, Tristan de Lange, Emile de Lange, Denise Pierce, Melt Pierce, Lucinda Valentine and Keryn Partridge.
The bunny catchers of Durbanville Bunny Rescue are (front left) Daniel van der Merwe and behind him (from left) Penny Brown, Sandra van der Merwe, Samantha Isaacs, Rene le Roux and Devi le Roux. At the back are Joshua van der Merwe, Adrian Partridge, Timothy Partridge, Lee Partridge, Tristan de Lange, Emile de Lange, Denise Pierce, Melt Pierce, Lucinda Valentine and Keryn Partridge.

A hectic Sunday was spent by members of Durbanville Bunny Rescue, running around catching abandoned bunnies at the Vredekloof Dam.

After much effort a total of six rabbits were caught on Sunday 3 October.

“The bunnies will be sterilised and rehomed.

“This means no longer starving at the dam and, most importantly, no breeding anymore,” says Wendy Herbig, one of the volunteers.

This is one of the rabbits that are up for adoption.

Durbanville Bunny Rescue is dedicated to the rescue, feeding, sterilisation and rehoming of both feral and abandoned domestic rabbits in the greater Durbanville area.

This includes feeding and trapping abandoned bunnies in the Durbanville cemetery.

They also take in abandoned bunnies from Vierlanden for sterilisation and rehoming, Herbig says.

“People continue to buy bunnies at pet shops and then dump them when they are bored.

“The cruelty of this is terrible and our neighbourhoods are being overwhelmed with starving, unsterilised bunnies.

“People also give their unwanted rabbits to their house workers or gardeners in Fisantekraal – with the fate of the poor rabbits even worse,” Herbig says.

Tristan de Lange got hold of one of the abondoned rabbits. At the back are Melt Pierce and Joshua van der Merwe looking on.

Vredekloof Dam is one of the places where people “dispose of” their unwanted rabbits.

“Unfortunately all the vegetation has been eaten by the bunnies around the dam and they are now completely dependent on kind residents bringing greenery and fruit and rabbit pellets,” Herbig says.

Of the original 130 bunnies at the dam, only 30 remain and after the operation on Sunday only 24 are still at the dam, she says.

“Bunnies make wonderful pets. They can easily be trained to use a litter box; they are clean, soft and gentle companion pets.

“They live on average for 10 years and can be fed pellets and treats like apples and carrots,” according to Herbig.

Another rabbit that is ready for a new home.

Sandra van der Merwe, chair of Durbanville Bunnies Rescue, says on their Facebook page there has been an influx of dumped bunnies.

“People are not educated about the maintenance or upkeep of owning one and decide to ‘release’ them onto lovely lush properties. thinking they will be happier there,” Van der Merwe says.

Bunnies are up for adoption at R450 each.

This includes sterilisation and a home visit with basic food requirements.

  • If anyone sees misplaced bunnies or want to be responsible and prevent any of their bunnies having unwanted litters, contact Durbanville Bunny Rescue on w.herbig@gmail.com or send a Whatsapp to 072 099 8650.
  • Follow the adventures of the Durbanville Bunny Rescue Group on Facebook.
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