PETA saved the rabbits, who were living in deplorable conditions

When People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals learned that a backyard breeder was trying to get out of the business by selling their animals on the Internet, the organization had to step in.

PETA negotiated a deal with the breeder to take all the animals, who were living in deplorable conditions.

“The cages were elevated off the ground, but there were just piles of feces underneath all of them,” says veterinarian Heather Rally, in this video released by PETA. “One of the first things that I noticed was that there was an animal that was already dead in his cage.”

Many of the rabbits had horribly infected wounds from living their lives in wire cages, and others had painful dental disease. Rally and a team of rescuers saved the rabbits from their sad existence and took them to a triage facility set up at the San Diego Humane Society.

“They actually started exploring almost immediately,” Rally says in the video featuring the aww-dorable rescue animals. “Everyone was so happy to see how they acclimated.”

Now they all just need some-bunny to love them. To learn more about how to adopt one of the rabbits, visit the San Diego Humane Society’s website.