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Animal Rescue group has a soft spot for rabbits

Joy Gioia has given up the basement of her home all for the care of rabbits she rescues as the manager of the St Louis Chapter of the House Rabbit Society of Missouri, reports the Suburban Journals.

The animal rights organization rescues about 200 rabbits every year, with around 175 of those being adopted out to new families.

Joy certainly doesn't mind give up some of her home to benefit the cute critters. In fact, when she and her husband were building their home, the basement was designed specifically to be used for the rescue organization.

The animal rescue group is staffed by volunteers who take care of the rabbits' needs, which range from feeding to changing the carpets in the cages.

Gioia says that most bunnies end up abandoned after children get bored with them. She also said that the month of June tends to be when most are dumped because children received them as Easter gifts, reports the news source.

The organization works with over 30 local animal shelters, taking in and caring for the abandoned rabbits while looking to provide them with a permanent home.ADNFCR-2796-ID-19826011-ADNFCR
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