ROANOKE, Va.—40 black and white bunnies were rescued from Staunton Friday and now, the real life angels at Angels of Assisi will get them ready for their new homes.
"We'll check all their teeth Saturday, or Sunday, trim nails, and spay or neuter them so if they have a home to be adopted to, we don't have 60 more bunny rabbits," said Dr. Josette Phillips, the rescue's veterinarian.
The friendly rabbits were left behind when their owners were lost in a fire. Thankfully, most were found to be well cared for.
"They seem to be in good condition, the teeth I haven't looked at yet to make sure they have no malocclusions or anything, but they all look fairly healthy," Dr. Phillips told your Hometown News Leader.
One of the rabbits had to be treated for a severe ear mite infestation and infection but is expected to be ready for adoption soon. Angels is now looking for people to love them.
"They do need homes and we'll be open New Year's Day and New Year's Eve and people can come in and see them, fill out an application to adopt them and we also have some special tips on housing for them," Lisa O'Neill of Angels of Assisi told WDBJ7.
But for now, these rascally rabbits will hunker down here for the next few days to enjoy a carrot or two.
If you'd like to adopt one of the rabbits or donate to Angels of Assisi call the rescue at 540-344-8707.