On December 23, 2014 while many people were making plans to gather with family and friends, Janet Foster saw this ad on Craigslist:
Her heart fell, as she knew that if the baby bunnies had their feet chewed, they were likely in pain and in need of medical attention. When she noticed the algae-filth on the inside of the water bottles, she knew the breeder did not care about the health and welfare of these poor babies, and even though she didn’t know how she would do it, she knew she had to rescue them and get them the attention they needed. So on Christmas Eve, she and her husband Jerry drove to the breeder and bought nineteen (19) babies for $10 each and brought them back to their in-home rescue where they were safe. What she and her volunteers soon discovered is that most of these 19 babies were missing several toes on multiple feet, and it was clear that several were severely infected, and might not even survive these injuries. The beauty of social media connected her with SaveABunny, another rabbit rescue group in the San Francisco Bay Area, who agreed to help Janet with the rescue by taking six of the more serious bunnies and launching a collaborative fundraising campaign that was shared between groups as needed to cover the expenses.