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Two New Boys

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We just snagged these two guys before they were sent off to the auction. They’re at our vet being neutered. They’re seven months old, weighing in at 6 and 7.5 lbs. They still have a lot of growing to do, they’ll be big boys. This makes a total of 11 rabbits we’ve taken in over the last week or two. We could REALLY use help with our vet bills. These will be the last bunnies we can take in without funding. Please share! People are welcome to donate to Apex directly, just give them a call.

Paypal: financial@rabbitats.org

GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/rabbitats-vet-bills-2019

RIP Noah

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RIP Noah. We had Noah, one of the dozen New Zealand white bunnies we took in from Coquitlam, in for a dental a few days ago and yesterday he passed away from a heart defect. He was always a quiet boy, and now we know why.
These rabbits have been both the happiest and saddest cases. The conditions they were kept in must have been horrendous, crammed in one small cage without sunlight or the proper nutrition, the life most meat bunnies lead. They were all given free run of a very large, fun enclose we built under our (huge) deck and they’ve been so happy.  But they have so many issues from their bad beginnings.
The photo is Noah with his surviving sisters Maddie and Gabby (in foster care with Zane), and their future isn’t looking that great either. Their late sister Maggie’s tests showed serious bone loss and both these girls are unsteady. If we can raise the funds, we’ll be doing further tests to see if there’s anything more we can do for them. Please donate if you can.
GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/rabbitats-vet-bills-2019
Paypal: financial@rabittats.org

Rescue Story: Gilbert

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This is Gilbert. One of our volunteers spotted him falling over (on Gilbert St in Richmond) and another volunteer went out and caught him. (Thank you Amber and Lynn).   He went to our shelter and then to Little Paws to see Dr. Adam.  He underwent treatment for parasites and possible poisoning. We are neither mandated nor budgeted to pick up rabbits like Gilbert, but how can you not?    Animal control in Richmond won’t pick them up, and if they’re brought in they’ll just be euthanized, they don’t have the resources for long term care. But neither do we. And now we have Gilbert. And Gilbert’s sizable vet bill. His uncertain future is in our hands. We’re in desperate need of foster homes and Sick Bunny Fund contributions for rabbits like Gilbert. We just can’t leave them out there.
gf.me/u/qagnmi

Vet bills keep piling up..

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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.
ALSO: 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. Here’s our GoFundMe link. Please share!
https://www.gofundme.com/nu59c7u4

Go Fund Me

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This is our new Go Fund Me account (seeing as YouCaring shut down).

Bunny Emergency

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We have a bunny emergency. Somebody found an abandoned rabbit with a broken leg, they couldn’t find anywhere to take the poor thing (the agencies supposedly mandated to do this apparently can’t or won’t), so they called us and we couldn’t say no. The rabbit is at the Little Paws Animal Clinic in Richmond (Steveston) and will be having surgery when we get everything in place. Dr. Avitan will be giving us an awesome deal but we still need to fundraise to cover the costs and we’ll need a special needs foster home for this rabbit.

Our YouCaring fundraising account has been deleted (!) as they transition to GoFundMe (which doesn’t take Paypal) so funds can go through Rabbitats’ email address (rabbitats@gmail.com) for both Paypal and e-transfers, or contact Little Paws to put a payment on our account (604-241-7387). The Donate button on our Facebook page links to our website (rabbitats.org) donate page which also takes credit cards.

Please donate if you can.  We’re already stretched to the max.

Thank You

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We have managed to get enough support from donors and our vets to allow us to order 340 vaccine doses for our rabbits! They aren’t all paid for yet, but we are close enough that we can afford to get the order in. Thank you to our awesome supporters. We honestly can’t thank you enough. (Please forgive us if it takes a few days to thank you all individually).

We need your support!

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EMERGENCY!  The extremely contagious Rabbit Hemorrhagic Virus 2 has been found on Canada’s Vancouver Island and it’s likely to spread.  Our rescue is more at risk than others because we take in abandoned rabbits from the street and house them in protected but outdoor colonies.  We need to vaccinate our rabbits.  The vaccine is insanely expensive, it’s being imported from the UK under an emergency drug release program.  Please help us cover these costs!