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The Rabbit Sanctuary Myxomatosis Hotline
The Myxomatosis Hotline was developed by The Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary with the backing of The Pet Directory as a response to the issue of domestic rabbits not having access to the vaccine to prevent the disease. The Australian Government will not allow Australian veterinarians to have the Myxomatosis vaccine to prevent the disease in domestic rabbits. We ask you to contact your local MP to request that this be changed. See our Myxo Campaign page for details.
The Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary was set up to assist people to help domestic rabbits that find themselves in difficult circumstances providing an adoption service and care for rabbits needing a home. We liase with RSPCA, interstate and local animal welfare groups such as Happy Paws Haven to assist with the rehoming of rabbits. Rabbits that come to the Rabbit Sanctuary are housed in secure lawn hutches and we have the Big Rabbit Run which is 90 x 30 meters where the bunnies hop in and out of their little houses and form friendship groups. All rabbits are vaccinated against Calicivirus on arrival and desexed as appropriate by Riverbank Animal Hospital at South Grafton who provides veterinary sponsorship for The Rabbit Sanctuary for which we are very grateful.
Losses at The Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary to Myxomatosis
Our losses have been great. Many of the rabbits have succumbed to this horrendous and unnecessary disease in 2010 and early 2011.
The Campaign: A Million Rabbits to Canberra!
Send a Rabbit to Canberra
We are encouraging people to send a toy or stuffed rabbit to the Australian Government in Canberra with a note asking them to release the Myxomatosis vaccine to veterinarians to use to protect their client’s pet rabbits.
Send a note and include your toy bunny and mail to:
The Hon Joe Ludwig MP, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry, PO Box 6022, House of Representatives, Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600