Attention Pet Rabbit Owners – K5 Calicivirus Release Update

Attention Pet Rabbit Owners – K5 Calicivirus Release Update

The Shire of Capel and local community will be doing a feral rabbit control program at Peppermint Grove Beach on 9 May 2019.

People who have pet rabbits are encouraged to keep their rabbits inside and away from mosquitoes for 72 hours after the virus release.

Rabbits are not native to Australia and negatively impact infrastructure and native ecosystems.

The new K5 Calicivirus will be used on both private and public land to control feral rabbit populations.

This control method only affects rabbits and is safe for all other animals including domestic dogs, cats, all native animals and birds.

The Shire of Capel encourages all pet rabbit owners to contact their vet and get their rabbits vaccinated against the K5 virus.

Any members of the Peppermint Grove Beach community who would like to participate in the rabbit control, please contact the Shire of Capel on 08 9727 0222.

Please contact your local vet for more information about the virus.