Marshfield police catch ‘fluffle’ of domestic rabbits in local woods

Marshfield police catch ‘fluffle’ of domestic rabbits in local woods

MARSHFIELD –  Members of the Marshfield Law enforcement Department caught 13  domesticated rabbits  in the woods off Pudding Hill Lane above the weekend and will check out to discover new homes for them, the town’s animal command officer said. 

The animal regulate division received a connect with Saturday reporting that domesticated rabbits were managing as a result of the woods.  Seven had been caught that working day and 6 the up coming day, Marshfield Animal Management Officer Courtney Ellis documented.

Two of the 13 died, she posted on Facebook, but 11 were protected and taken to the Marshfield Animal Shelter. 

 Seeing that a lot of rabbits in the woods is “a crazy working experience,” Griffin Webb, Marshfield’s animal manage supervisor, explained. Webb was not current for the rescue but said capturing so lots of domestic rabbits just isn’t widespread.  

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The rabbits surface to be Flemish Giant or New Zealand rabbit mixes, animal control officials said. A group of rabbits is at times referred to as a “fluffle.”

“There were being two older people and a lot of juveniles/babies,” the office posted. “1 of the grownups had a sparkly pink cat collar all around her neck.” 

Marshfield police caught a fluffle of domesticated rabbits reported running through the woods off Pudding Hill Lane on Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10.

 Animal regulate workers caught the rabbits with their hands and  set humane Havahart traps, Webb said.

The 11 rabbits will continue being at the Marshfield Animal Shelter for a week and then they will be relocated. 

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“No matter if that be adopting them out into homes from our animal shelter or placing them in a problem or transferring them to a further group that may well be able to far better find households for all the rabbits as very well,” Webb mentioned. “One particular way or a different, they will obtain their way into loving properties.”

Animal regulate officers don’t know how the rabbits obtained into the woods, the section posted, but they ended up most very likely dumped by whoever owned them.

Marshfield police caught a fluffle of domesticated rabbits reported running through the woods off Pudding Hill Lane on Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10.

Any individual searching to donate provides for the rabbits or other animals can take them to the Marshfield Animal Shelter, 156 Clay Pit Road. Provides to help the rabbits contain greens, rabbit foods and shavings. 

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