The people who posted this video said the rabbit was in the paddock because they let it go as they didn’t want it anymore. What the fuck? An then they were laughing hysterically when the horse picked him up. You can do serious damage to a bunny picking it up like that. It’s not funny. What the actual fuck? I hate people who don’t care about their animals.
That video pissed me off so much.
This is not funny. The owners of this sweet, affectionate, and very domesticated rabbit just dumped it because they didn’t want to take care of it anymore, and then LAUGH as a horse picks it up by the ears and drops it, which easily could have broken its back. I can see absolutely no humor in this, I’m just horrified.
This sad little bunny was rescued here in Salem by our friends at Phoebe’s Rabbit Haven. She had been dumped in a woman’s yard where she was harassed by dogs. The woman who found her called Phoebe’s and she was picked up by one of the group members. The plan was to move her to one of the homes of another rescuer, but overnight she was kept in the bathroom of the home of the one who picked her up, who also has (rabbit friendly) dogs. Unfortunately, this poor bunny was so traumatized from her experience before that when one of the dogs nudged the bathroom door open in the middle of the night, Miss BunBun FLIPPED THE FUCK OUT. In her panic, she managed to break her leg.
She was rushed to the vet first thing in the morning, and unfortunately her leg couldn’t be saved. It had to be amputated, so she is now a tripod bunny. Her rescuer feels horrible that this happened on her watch and is doing all she can to make things right. Unfortunately, the vet bill is more than she can afford. They still need to pay off $600, but the vet clinic is flexible and is taking in donations towards the bill. Donations will have to be done over the phone by credit or debit card for now. I’m not sure if they’ll accept checks or money orders through the mail, and there currently isn’t an online donation page set up, but you can call the clinic to find out.
In the future I’ll provide more information for assisting Phoebe’s Rabbit Haven.
Update on the tripod lop…
Our little amputee lady has had me scared for a while. Just wanted to pass on the signs of improvement and recovery I have seen recently. While she isn’t eating completely normally yet, she must be eating something on her own because twice a day critical care and romaine lettuce I give her is not in my eyes enough to make the semi normal poops I have been seeing. And she is drinking water from a bottle on her own. She is grooming herself somewhat, the areas she has enough balance to reach. She has been more active lately, since she is in my bedroom at the foot of my bed in the crate, I can hear her moving around in there, and I can tell the difference between her sound and the sound of my spoiled personal 8 year old Bella who’s den is under tripod lady. She also is spry enough to chew up her puppy pad a bit so she got an apple branch today. She still has a splay with one of her front legs that worries me a bit but she is going to the vet for another follow up tomorrow so I’ll ask the vet about therapy for that. The main reason she had me worried though was her seeming inability heal the incision from her surgery, but I think it took extra time because of her underlying URI and the severe urine scalding. I panicked because she was slowly losing fur, but I realize now when burns start to heal (including urine scald) the wounds peel, so I have been using the cream the vet prescribed on any lesions that pop up. She seems to have gained weight because she just feels more filled out, bones are less prominent, but I will confirm that at the vet. I will video tape her exercise time so people can see her progress, and I promise to pick a name by weekend’s end. Stacey, VP and Foster.
Since someone reblogged an old post about Onyx, I thought I’d post an update. She’s doing a lot better in her new home, and has bonded to another bunny named Coconut. She even hopped up in that planter all by herself! She’s not back to full health, but she’s much better than I expected.
We just heard back from the vet about Onyx. The intial exam showed an enlarged liver and the problem with her leg is neurological, not an injury. She’s also been having some minor seizures. These problems are the symptoms of something else, but we won’t know for sure until some blood tests are done. It may be Coccidosis, as that was a major problem within the rabbitry she was rescued from.
The good news is that she isn’t in pain and is coping with her disabilities. Her diet will need to be adjusted to avoid further complications with her liver. For now, she’s going to be recovering in the care of our friend.
Thumper was surrendered at our vet due to a number of health problems, but the vet didn’t feel that he was ill enough to be euthanized. Thumper is older, though I’m not sure how old. His back was injured at some point so he lacks mobility. He also has a bit of arthritis. Much of his problems with his previous owner stem from a mix of food that was too high in sugar. (A reminder, look for pellets that are made with timothy hay. Oxbow is best, rabbits don’t need seeds or fruit or any extra bells and whistles to their pellets.)
Thumper is mildly disabled, but he is the sweetest little bun who wants nothing more than to be snuggled and petted and loved. He may not have many years left, but please consider giving him a home for the time he does have. Spending the rest of his life in our shelter vying for attention among other rabbits is not what he deserves.
Unfortunately, Thumper passed away a couple weeks ago. He had been with the two-month old babies for company since Pumpkin and Sweetsnuffle were way too hormonal and had started picking on him. When he was in his final hours, we put him with Pumpkin and he happily snuggled up to her and she groomed him affectionately. He at least had the comfort of a friend before his death.