It was a normal Tuesday morning when the founder of Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue in Rhode Island stepped out into her driveway and saw four mysterious plastic containers she’d never seen before.
As she got closer, she saw that holes had been punched into the lids, meaning, she realized with creeping dread, that they probably contained living things.
When she opened the containers, she found, to her horror, 17 frightened and unkempt rabbits, including three newborns.
Along with the rabbits was $50 and an anonymous, typed letter that explained the rabbits had been taken from a neighbor’s property, then housed temporarily, and finally abandoned at the rescue facility.
While the rabbits were fortunate that they were dropped off with a trained rescuer, simply dumping an animal is not the way to go, Sweet Binks stresses.
But sadly, heartless people do this all the time, even leaving animals in places like city subway stations.
The rabbits were dirty, injured, sick, and scared, and so the Sweet Binks staff knew they had to act fast.