A call for volunteers

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Big Bertha with her jaw abscesses is doing okay but now we’re losing Dancer, another one of the very first rabbits trapped at the Auto Mall and part of our first colony of a dozen or so that went to our Surrey, BC, sanctuary. She was an adult when trapped 4 1/2 years ago. We just lost Dee Dee and another bunny from that group before her. Old age is setting in. (Kudos to sanctuary manager Kathy Lucier for spotting the problems so quickly). Meanwhile, we need more help with special needs rabbits, that’s our biggest issue. We have a hard time finding the resources to care for the sick and injured ones. We don’t have the volume of shelter volunteers who can handle the frequency and timing required to medicate rabbits, etc.. We REALLY need more volunteers willing to help with that. We don’t want to see these bunnies suffer and they have a lot of life in them yet so we don’t want to euthanize them, either. Please message or email if you can help!

Newest rescue/mommy-to-be!

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So I tossed out some apple for this cute orange bunny early in the morning, but it turned out she had a competitor… as I watched, this crow followed behind her, inched up and bit her bum, ending up with a bit of her fur in his beak!!! Thinking this was unacceptable, I went back to the shelter for equipment and irresistible bunny noms, went back to set things up for her… and within 15 minutes she was safely on her way to the shelter with me! Bad news is I think she’s about to have babies. Good news is they’ll be safe with us, a special blessing given the cold rainy weather we’re dealing with right now. Welcome to our newest mommy-to-be (Deanna)


Big Bertha

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Big Bertha, one of our earliest Auto Mall rescues — trapped as an adult in 2013 — was spotted at the sanctuary with a lump on her face, and the subsequent vet visit showed she had abscesses on both sides of her jaw as well as fragmented bone. The jaw was too fragile to attempt dental examination, the vet says it could also a dental issue or trauma from running into something. He put her under, cleaned out the infection, put her on antibiotics and she’s actually doing okay so far — she’s eating pellets and produce and being a very good patient! (Thanks to Kathy Lucier for the stellar care).