Bunny Emergency: Save Bunnies from Dire Situation
Sixty bunnies in a backyard in the Valley are in desperate need of help. Vicki Anderholt with Adopt A Bunny Rabbit, Inc. was called in by the owner to help the situation. She is working with the owner to separate the boys and girls, and get every bunny spayed or neutered, as well as medicated for ear mites.
Adopt A Bunny Rabbit, Inc has already spayed or neutered 11 of the bunnies, but has no more funds to continue. We need to raise the money to continue so that no more bunnies are born into this situation, AND so that these bunnies can be adopted into loving homes. If the bunnies are sent to a shelter, they will all be euthanized, and we are trying our best to keep that from happening.
Want to join me in making a difference? I'm raising money to help these bunnies, and any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me.
I am not sure how.
I have so much trouble with technology.
The good news is, that everything is still moving forward and we have so many "beautiful temperament" bunnies that I can't believe they won't all find lovely homes.
They are such shy (fearful) bunnies but not one has ever bitten anyone.
The last spays.....
(only about 11 left to go... 10 girls and 1 boy plus the redo of the two cryptorchids if we can afford it)
.....had to be put off because of the trouble with computer/phone and a few other setbacks. The next date they could give me for all 9 at once (we are holding off on Lilly till we are sure what has to be done about her eye.) was in September and we don't want to wait that long so we will take them nearby to a place slightly more expensive ($25 per female) and get them done 3 at a time over the course of 3 days. The vet there is looking for 3 days in a row( they only do 3 bunnies a day there) to give me and then we will go.
Sadly, yes, we have gone far above our original request of 7000 dollars, which covered the spays and neuters and the Revolution for the ear mites. Many had wound infections that needed pen G or other antibiotics and one needs respiratory help (little Roscoe) and nebulizing. Some had to go back several times, like Lilly with the eye infection and Princess-Bella who has
E-cunniculi and needed a month of panacur, plus a few antibiotics. We will have probably spent over $4000 dollars more than anticipated when this is all over.
I promised pictures of Roscoe and Princess-Bella but have not gotten them transferred to computer yet.
but our best Praise yet is that our little Mascot - Curly Oscar has found a loving forever home with a Mom who fell in love with him and a daughter who is such a gentle animal loving soul. Her name is Isla and I did manage to get a picture of her on my computer! I learned I can sometimes send pictures to my email address and then download them as a download, so hopefully I can do it like that for now.
My best trick is that I now try to remember to make a copy of all the above before I do anything else, so if I erase it I still have it. Yay.
Getting old is so lovely in many ways...I really don't mind aging at all...... but in other ways..... like being able to remember stuff and figure out technology and chronic aches and pains......well it's troublesome that we can't be as well anymore ..... but I figure it's God's way of telling us to spend more time with our grandkids and the animals in our care than anything else. :)
The photos are coming in but sometimes, depending on the picture they are not allowing me to fit the whole thing into the frame...... So this is the best I can do unless I cut them in half like the one of me in the last update. so frustrating..... but I hope this will show as much as possible.
Isla and OSCAR the Curly
Princess Bella ( E Cunniculi)
Holding Princess Bella
Nebulizing Rosco coming as soon as I can get it onto this computer.
But time flies by...I got a new phone and much of my lost material back, and the phone is working (but still with issues.) My computer is fixed and I just have to figure out how to upload photos correctly!
We were supposed to get the last 9 girls done on June 20th and that ended up falling thru as the vet just couldn't do that many in a day, and so we are going to go to a closer vet (instead of 2 hours away) and we can do three at a time, starting next week we hope. So we are ALMOST done with all the spays and neuters, and that is a huge achievement. Never could have happened without you all! <3
We are still dealing with the sick and injured...last weeks vet bill for an injury and for a respiratory issue was $500, and that's just two of many bills for medical over the two months the spay and neuter money has spayed and neutered all but the last 9 girls and 2 boys that were not healthy enough to go in at this time. And if we want to make sure the 2 cryptorchids are totally neuters we have to pay a more expensive vet to do that We still have the money for the ear mites and are waiting to do that when all surgeries are over because if I do them one at a time, they'll just get mites back again from the other buns that still have them. But as soon as the last neuter and spays happen we will cover all ear mites. The vet bills for medical are getting tough....so if anyone can help again it would reallllllly help.
A friend of mine has offered to let us use an adorable little house on her propertythat can hold probably 4-6 bunnies, and she will foster them till we find them homes. Below is a picture of the little house...it was a video, but it would not let me upload it as a video so I did a screenshot for now.
This week I will make a video of Rosco Rascal the respiratory bunny and also one of Flipper the head tilt bunny. So you can see how cute they are.
The other 2 pics below are me after grooming Oscar...
I had to divide the picture in half so you can see me in one and Oscar on my lap in the other one...so strange but it would not take the photo as one, it either cut my head off or all of Oscar out. Silly computer!
I just want to say THANK YOU once more for all your support and help! This could not have been done without your help and I am so grateful that you gave me a chance to help these bunnies.
Thank you so very much!
The girl who owned the bunnies and allowed us to make the video is taking the time to help and take pretty pictures of the bunnies that are fixed and cleaned ! So here is one of the ones that is finished and there will be more.
Sadly we lost one more sweet girl bunny this week to an illness that we have not been able to get diagnosed!
And the medications I have had to give seem to be endless...I will post my charts on that tomorrow. I don't think I've given this much medicine or shots in my whole time in rescue!
Sadly these medicines and the cost to diagnose the bunnies on them, also cost a good deal and had to be taken out of credit. The cost of "stuff" needed to run a rescue hoarding case like this is ridiculously high. Its no wonder most people cannot undergird such an effort. It can only be done with help from people like you who love animals and see the need! It sure would help if our city, and county shelters would stand in to help with things like this....but of course they don't.
And even more it would help if every veterinarian would help one or two rescues in their city so that it would not only help people like me make an effort to help these situations, but the vets could learn a lot more about rabbits if they took this on. Sadly, it takes to much money and they need to put their kids thru college, so they aren't going to worry about learning more about rabbits. oh well.......SO sad.
I think Rabbits have to be one of THE most mistreated pets of the centuries. I could apologize to them every day for the rest of my life and it wouldn't cover the emotional and physical wounds we've inflicted on them.
I am going to try to stay updated now that i have figured out how to do this.
Thank you again!