Linda Baley is the founder of Too Many Bunnies Rabbit Rescue. Linda has always been a lover of rabbits and had always had a pet bunny or two. Sometimes people would give Linda their unwanted bunnies and Linda would rehome the bunnies for them.
Then on December 23, 2007 Linda received a call from a woman stating that there were two rabbits stranded on a island in a local park. "They were starving, could she please come rescue them."
The rabbits were stranded in Alondra park in Torrance, California. Alondra Park features a small, gated-off island designated as a California native plant and wildlife sanctuary, and it is a magnet for irresponsible pet owners who will cross the footbridge to drop their rabbits over the fence.
Linda knew where the starving rabbits were. But, she could not get to them. Access to the island is not granted to the public. After dozens of phone calls, Linda was finally allowed access to the island on December 26, 2007. The
two rabbits she had been called about was actually more than 30 sick, injured, and starving bunnies. Some of the bunnies were so hungry they were eating feathers to stay alive. Others suffered from raccoon, hawk, and other predator injuries as well as respiratory illness, parasites, and fly strike. These rabbits were dying and many had already died tragic deaths from being exposed to the elements.
Linda quickly got to work building cages, getting veterinary care, feeding, administering medication, and giving the dying bunnies much needed attention and love. Thus, Too Many Bunnies Rabbit Rescue was born.
Linda has rescued, rehabilitated, treated, loved, and rehomed more than a thousand rabbits to date. Her home is affectionately called the RabbitTrail. All rescued rabbits are kept at the RabbitTrail or at volunteers homes until
they find their forever homes. If you would like to be a volunteer, foster home, or forever home to a bunny, please feel free to contact Linda.
Below are a few photos of the Rabbit Trail.
EB the Therapy Bunny
One of the bunnies that was rescued from the Alondra Park mission was a little Dutch Dwarf bunny named EB. EB had a terrible eye injury and he was dying from starvation. EB also had deep claw cuts in his back made by a predator. Needless to say, EB is one lucky bunny.
The minute Linda found EB she knew he was one special bunny. Not only did he escape death several times. He had a calming, sweet demeanor about him. Since being rescued, EB has found a permanent home with Linda as a therapy/teaching bunny. EB has helped many children, especially those with vision impairments, to feel good about themselves and to know it's okay to be different. Below are photos of EB at the time of rescue and one of the little girls EB helps to feel good about wearing her eye patch. We have all come to love EB very much. He truly is a special bunny.
Linda also takes bunnies to classrooms, birthday parties and Easter education events to educate children about the importance of being a responsible pet owner and how to take care of a bunny.