Faith's babies are both doing very well, eating veggies and hay, but still nursing. We are so blessed they are thriving and appear to have no damage from their tough beginnings. Faith is doing well too, looks like she'll have a permanent crooked leg, but it shouldn't be a problem and she gets around just fine. We still miss Hope terribly, but are glad she's no longer suffering. Hopefully this story will bring light to animal abuse everywhere as well as the responsibilities that come with getting a rabbit for an Easter present.
Thank you for all the kind words and condolences after Hope's passing. I have a happy update for you today! Mama Faith and her babies are doing great. They are getting big, and their eyes are completely open now. Here she is guarding them during an afternoon nap.
It is with a heavy heart that I carry the news that sweet little Hope had to be euthanized this week. She had taken a turn for the worse and her legs were not healing and becoming severely infected despite all the treatments she was on to try and repair her overwhelming damage. Thankfully she is not in pain anymore. She was cared for by phenomenal human beings - Mrs. Booth (House Rabbit Society), Dr. Pence, and the entire Staff at the West Esplanade Veterinary Clinic. She will be missed.
Her life will not be in vain. It will keep us all aware to be on the look out for human beings that harm animals. Never let our guard down. Hope is eternal. It lives in all of us that have faith that good overcomes.
Faith had her second bandage change yesterday. The fracture is about 80% stable, meaning she may only have one week left in her cast! She is already bearing weight on the leg, and as you can see, even standing up tall! Her babies are getting big, and the eyes may start to open in the next few days. More pictures of them then! Thank you all again for helping us share her progress and for all the well wishes and donations. They are very appreciated!
Hope, Faith and her babies are doing very well this morning and the overwhelming support is unexpected but we here at the clinic and the bunnies are very appreciative However, with Hope's surgery, their bandage changes (Hope every other day, Faith once a week), medications, the eventually spaying of all four bunnies, and all the time put in to these guys we are raising our goal to cover more of the continued care. Anything over our new goal for Hope and Faith will go towards the Adopt-A-Bun fund, which cares for all the other bunnies in our care looking for forever homes. I would like to thank everyone for their support, we are all amazed at the generosity shown over the past 5 days and we will continue to updates here on this page as Hope and Faith recover and the babies grow. Thank you again.
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The babies are getting their fur now and we are able to see their colors! One will be tan or golden like their mama, and the other is white. Getting bigger every day! Did you know baby bunnies are born deaf and blind? Eyelids and ear canals are sealed shut. Mama Faith is set for her cast change this afternoon, so more updates later.
Faith is turning into a very good mama. We have given her a litterbox to be used as a nest, and she is able to easily get in and out with her cast. She is set for a bandage change at the end of the week, and we will know more about how well her leg is healing then. Hope is recovering well from her surgery, and is on strict cage rest to limit her movement. We want to thank everyone for the tremendous support these girls have received will well wishes, prayers, and donations. Thank you!
We have named the smallest of the bunnies "Hope" and her sister is "Faith". Hope had surgery today at Southeast Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Critical Care with Dr. Pence doing anesthesia. Dr. Snow placed 1 pin in Hope's right leg and 2 pins in her left leg to help stabilize the fractures. A culture was taken from the left knee joint as an abscess had started to form. Sadly, Hope's second baby passed away this morning. Faith's babies still appear healthy and strong. Hope is back with us for recovery, and we will keep you updated as she continues to heal.
These two sweet young bunnies were bound by their legs and thrown out of the window of a truck at a local park. A good Samaritan found them and brought them to The West Esplanade Veterinary Clinic where they were found to not only have broken legs, but also to be pregnant. Now Adopt-A-Bun (AAB) is paying for their care, which may include surgeries to repair their legs, but we need your help! Anything you can donate, no matter how small will help so much. These bunnies need you now!
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