I recently had the privilege of participating, for the second time in a year, in a leg of what we in the rabbit world call a "Bunderground Railroad," moving rabbits from one part of the country to the next. Both times over the past year, the rabbits were moving from Indiana to parts west, as part of two large breeder confiscations totaling 650 rabbits in all. The rabbits, which included Holland lops, mini and full size rexes, and lion heads, were found living in their own waste, many of them terribly sick, and of course none of them spayed or neutered, all had to be moved out of the breeders' garages and into new homes in a very short amount of time or they would be euthanized.
Amazingly, thanks to the work of Indiana House Rabbit Society, as well as a huge amount of people, and numerous rabbit rescue groups and other animal rescue groups, not a single rabbit was euthanized. The rabbits were transported in all directions from Indiana, and the ones who moved westward eventually came through New Mexico and stayed with me overnight, along with the two young drivers, Stephen and Trina, who rented a van in San Diego and made two long trips to help these rabbits.