Save the Sweetwater Creek Bunnies!

$630 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 8 months
Rachael Kelly  SMYRNA, GA
On 8/7/16 nine domesticated bunnies were discovered abandoned at Sweetwater Creek State Park in Lithia Springs, GA. Park. Rangers found them at shelter #6 where it appeared people had been feeding them. One rabbit was found dead later that day by a ranger. We were notified of the problem on 8/8/16 and set out to capture the buns. One was picked up by our contact at Sweetwater Park - Kaycee. The bunny was so lethargic and sick it was easy to catch and he was taken straight to the vet. Our volunteers Kate and Kirck met up with Kaycee around 5:45pm and were able to catch the remaining 7 rabbits in less than two hours!
Normally we can vet rabbits for about $100 each (includes spay/neuter, vet check, tooth check and trim if needed). We are allowing a little extra for these rescues as they have been outdoors and may need extra care. Please help us care for these babies! We are also in desperate need of foster homes in metro Atlanta if you have some love and a bit of space for a bunny! All supplies can be supplied!
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Update 5
Posted by Rachael Kelly
8 months ago
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Super important update! Apparently there was ANOTHER bunny at the park! He was great at hiding but a local family saw him and knew that an XL smoky fawn colored bunny was not wild. They knew nothing about domesticated bunnies but took him into their home and set about looking for help for him. That family spent the last 5 days looking for help until they heard we had taken in the other stray Sweetwater buns. Our volunteer picked up "Leroy Brown" today. He is very hungry! But in good shape, no medical issues we have found in the past 18hours. His only issue is EXTREME matting - the likes of which I have never seen on a short haired bunny!
Leroy will, of course, need a vet check and then a neuter (and a LOT of grooming!) but we are very hopeful for his recovery.
A very matted Leroy Brown at intake
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Update 4
Posted by Rachael Kelly
8 months ago
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We do still need fosters! And funds! (Other bunnies have a vet appointment this week and we have just about $100 left from our first vet visit) But one of our fully vetted girls has already been accepted into a loving family in Atlanta! She has a safe exercise pen for relaxing and sleeping and gets to frolic around the house with her foster siblings. She is even getting some supervised time to nibble grass in the sunshine outdoors. We couldn't hope for a better spot for her!
Indoor pix don't show off her lovely coat as beautifully as this pix does!
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Update 3
Posted by Rachael Kelly
8 months ago
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Save the Sweetwater Creek Bunnies! has reached 54% of its goal. Thanks to Chooqui, Katherine and Danielle.
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Update 2
Posted by Rachael Kelly
8 months ago
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The severely ill bunny passed away despite the vet taking him home to provide 24hr care. We took two of the adult black bunnies to the vet today and the total was $452. They were fixed, one had some cancer removed and the other had a large abscess removed. Soooo.... $1k maybe a conservative estimate but we need to at LEAST raise that much. Help? These bunnies are sooo sweet and love to flop! Even though they're bigger buns they're sure to make amazing, beloved pets for someone!
Just come home!
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Loren Benton
8 months ago

Do you still need fosters?

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Brittany Jonathan
8 months ago

I would take one of was closer

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$630 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 8 months
Created August 8, 2016
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Loren Benton
8 months ago

Do you still need fosters?

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Brittany Jonathan
8 months ago

I would take one of was closer

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