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Foster Home Needed for New Female

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This lone, friendly, frantic bunny was spotted in an area where the hedges and bushes were being torn up for a construction project due to start today. Debbie and Lynn raced off in the cold and snow last night to get this girl. The bunny was hiding under a pier and ran to Debbie as soon as she called. Says Lynn: “I saw this scared eager bunny against the white blowing snow and I knew we had to get her. She screamed and screamed but then as I talked to her she calmed down and held her against me.” So this girl, now named Joyce, is safe at the shelter.  We really need some foster homes, with the cold weather our outdoor holding spaces are even challenged meaning feral rabbits we expected to stay outside are taking space inside. Help!!

Danni

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Danni is another of the sweet New Zealand family that we took in from the Coquitlam Animal Shelter in the fall. Danni got into some kind of scuffle in her colony, and it cost us $100 to get her left lower eyelid stitched up. Danni is an absolute love, soaking up pets and cuddles, and would make somebun a lovely bunwife. 😘

Danni’s family has cost us a fair amount in vet bills, and we could REALLY use help with that. People are welcome to donate directly to Apex Animal Hospital or Little Paws Animal Clinic, just give them a call. Our paypal and e-transfer address is financial@rabbitats.org, and here’s a GoFundMe link: https://www.gofundme.com/rabbitats-vet-bills-2019

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

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.
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Troopers Recovery Diary

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Look what great care Trooper is getting at Rae’s place!

(Rae is a nurse, she’s awesome!) This is her Trooper ‘diary’. Trooper is the friendly, neutered boy bunny dumped in a Richmond, BC neighbourhood and hit by a car. (The driver wanted to finish him off with a rock). We get so many calls about abandoned and injured rabbits, we just can’t deal with them all, but we did take in Trooper. It turned out he had a bone sticking out his leg and a dislocated hip, he really needed to be rescued. Thanks to the donors, we paid off our previous balance and covered his surgery (also thanks to a reduced rate from Dr. Rana and the Apex Animal Hospital). We can’t thank Rae and everybody else enough for helping us make this happen. We’re sure Trooper feels the same way. He’s loving life!

Rae’s Trooper Diary:
Oct.. 19th, 2018:Trooper’s Surgery Date. Trooper recovering at my house following his Right Hind leg amputation. Very comfortable. I had him all set up in a brand new cat playpen. The u-shaped blue foam cushion gave him support until he was fully recovered from the anesthetic and could balance himself. The stuffies gave him emotional support for what he has been through. The green dinosaur plays a lullaby and Trooper seems to enjoy listening to it.
Under the fleece blankets is a eggcrate sponge mattress, covered in plastic. Inside the playpen on the bottom is a pink wading pool which keeps everything tidy and easy to clean. Dr. Rana stressed that his bed needed to be soft and clean, free of dust at all times for his wound to stay clean.
The playpen is on a table right beside my bed so that I could monitor him closely. There are cloth mesh panel windows on each section and a circular mesh material top to the playpen. He has lots of ventilation and can see his whole environment in the room through the mesh panels.
He is so sweet and so accepting of his surgery. The metacam definitely kept him comfortable those first 7 days so that he would mobilize and the Baytril covered him for any hint of post-op infection that first week.
Each day I take him out of the playpen, hold him as I sit on the bed and feed him his hay.
Nov.2/18, tomorrow, Trooper is going to Apex (Langley) to have his staples removed. What I should say is to have the remainder of his staples removed as most have fallen out. Trooper has been hopping around in his comfy playpen from Day 1 on his one hind leg and doesn’t lose his balance. (If he did, the sponge mattress is a soft landing). Trooper has been an absolute sweetheart to care for.

   

Troopers Recovery Update!

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Trooper, our broken leg guy from a couple weeks ago, is going in to Apex today to get the staples removed after his amputation surgery. He’s doing great! Sorry for the update delay, but his foster mom Rae has been busy keeping him in pristine conditions and catering to his every whim (along with her many other bunnies, including our then-tiny Burnaby baby who is now old enough to be going in for a neuter today). We can’t thank Rae and all of Trooper’s supporters enough! What a great outcome for this poor dumped bunny. (We’ll post a more complete update and more photos about his recovery shortly).

Baby Found at Richmond City Works Yard

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This little baby was picked up at the Richmond City Works Yard with no Momma in sight. With the rain storms flooding in this week, most of these little guys won’t survive, but this lucky one is warm, safe and dry in a worker’s home. The baby can’t stay there, though, so s/he will be coming to Rabbitats, but we’re going to need a foster home. Please contact us if you can foster this little one!

Baby Found in Richmond Near No 5 at Cambie

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Tis the season 😞 another wee bunny found on its own here in Richmond near No 5 at Cambie. Eyes not quite open, so maybe 8-9 days old, with very unique markings. The distraught teen who found the baby said s/he wasn’t moving and was very cold. Luckily she brought the baby into the school and found another girl whose family fosters bunnies for us, and they were able to bring the baby to our shelter. Welcome to Rabbitats, baby ♥️
We’re trying this baby with our little bunny girl rescued from the Richmond McDonald’s drive-thru parking lot.