Rabbitats Vet Bills
Rabbitats Rescue Society takes in abandoned pet rabbits and their feral offspring and adopts them out or houses them in sanctuaries for life. We have hundreds of rabbits under our care and as you can well imagine, our vet bills are huge.+ Read More
Deanna took last night's broken leg bunny (now named 'Trooper') to Apex today and the news isn't good. :( He's neutered so he's probably a recent dump. His foot is broken with the bone sticking through the skin and his hip is badly dislocated. The choices are euthanasia or amputation. He's eating and seems really happy to be out of that scary parking lot. He's appreciative of pellets, salads and even his meds. We really need to raise some funds to treat this guy. :( Can people pitch in their extra-cup coffee money? Go without some other little luxury? Get a friend to donate? Stage a mini-bake sale at work? Anything? Whatever can be done to help out this bunny. We can't cover this without help. :'(
And the vet bills keep piling up. One of our rescued meat bunnies from Coquitlam started lurching and looking poorly. She was rushed to the vet (kudos to the Little Paws Animal Clinic for seeing her at the end of a very long day making it much much longer). We thought she had a broken rear leg, but a million x-rays later and no answers. We haven't had a chance to post about our other sick bunnies, but since our last update, poor Bart had to have surgery to remove a long and deep abscess on his back; an old girl from the Surrey sanctuary has been in semi-intensive care receiving exams, fluids and nutrients after a dental issue; Vlad's face abscess returned requiring exams and cleaning, and many other bunny issues. (The bill at Little Paws alone is already back up to being over $1700). Donations would be so very much appreciated. :(
These sweet chocolate Holland lops (or Holland/Mini Lop crosses) were in a cardboard box dumped from a car on a Richmond roadside not far from Ikea. A wonderful fellow saw the car drive by and heard the box hit the ground but didn't think anything of it until a couple hours later he was back in the area and the terrified bunnies came running up to him. One already had an ear injury likely from the territorial rabbits already occupying the space. These little rabbits had likely never even been outside before, they have no predator or car instincts and they were already being attacked by the resident rabbits (who are survivors of previously abandoned rabbits also not picked up by animal control) . :( They are likely a mom, dad and baby. They're not neutered or spayed, so mom and maybe even the baby may be pregnant, they're all very small bunnies and we're not sure of the little one's age. :( RAPS hasn't responded to a request to help with the spay costs of the last bunny we picked up so it's unlikely they'll help with these rabbits, and we really don't have the funds for this. :( Donations appreciated.
Two bunnies were abandoned outside in a cage when their humans moved. The poor little mites were starving and almost swimming in the urine-soaked litter, their fur is discoloured as a result. They are so sweet (and so hungry!) They're a boy and a girl, they'll need to be spayed, neutered and vaccinated after we get their strength up.