The last few months have been very busy for us, especially as it relates to rabbit rescues. Since mid-November, 16 rabbits have come into our care.
Three (Max, Ivory and Evan) were found abandoned outside at a local conservation area. They appear to be siblings and are all likely around or less than a year old.
Next came the arrival of 10 rabbits, part of a larger group of rabbits removed by the OSPCA from a breeder. They are all very young lionhead rabbits (about 6 months old), except Hazel, who is a New Zealand cross. They were found living in deplorable conditions and all, except two, came to us suffering from upper respiratory conditions. About half of them continue to be treated for their illnesses and half have recovered and were well enough to be spayed/neutered. Zeus has already been adopted!
Wispa and Minnie both came to us from different regional shelters after they were surrendered by their owners. Both arrived in good health and have been spayed/neutered.
On January 6, Cinnabun made 16. He was taken to Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre after a family’s cat brought him home. Cinnabun was a mere 235 grams, he had lacerations around his neck and his eyes were sore and crusted. Since then his weight has tripled, his wounds have healed and his eyes are improving.
Cinnabun will be a special-needs bunny for life, however. His corneas are hardened and he is partially blind in both eyes. He needs to grow more before we will know the exact cause, but we continue to treat his eyes with two types of drops upwards of 10 times a day. He doesn’t seem to know or care, though. He is a happy, friendly little guy who seems to understand just how lucky he really is.
The medical care for this group is estimated to be $4,000 or more.
Please donate to help us help them.
Thank you to the House Rabbit Society for providing an emergency grant to assist with this rescue.