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Permission to move bunnies fast tracked

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Moving day for Kelowna’s bunnies may happen sooner than anticipated.

An application for permission to capture the rabbits has been fast tracked by the Ministry of Fish and Wildlife.

Sinikka Crosland of The Responsible Animal Care Society, says she spoke with Ministry officials on Friday.

“They have been very supportive, they want to fast track the permit to allow us to take the sterilized rabbits up to the property in Joe Rich,” says Crosland.

She says under the Wildlife Act, rabbits are not allowed to be just relocated.

“We may get permission to move them by the end of the week, instead of the four weeks like we originally thought it would take.”

Crosland says TRACS officials have been to the Joe Rich property and are pleased with what they saw.

“It’s a good piece of land, a very suitable spot with compassionate people. We are already working on getting fencing together to keep the rabbits in the half acre parcel.”

She says once they have permission from the Ministry, they can start capturing and sterilizing the rabbits before moving them to their new home.

A Facebook group called 'Save Kelowna's Bunnies' has been launched and currently has more than 330 members.

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