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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.

  

RHDV2 Vaccination Day

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Thanks so much to the staff at the Little Paws Animal Clinic for volunteering for our vaccination clinic yesterday evening! Pictured is Jillian, Diana and Dr. Adam Avitan in the back row, and Dr. Joseph Martinez and Rabbitats’ Deanna Hamm in the front row. We managed to get close to another 40 rabbits protected from the deadly Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHDV2). We invited rabbits from the VRRA and RAPS as well. (Added note: If anyone remembers the box of little chocolate brown Holland Lops dumped on the side of a road, we thought there were three, but it turns out there were four, someone brought another baby to RAPS, a little boy who got vaccinated as well . Deanna is holding daddy. The other bunnies are Patches and our three surviving white Maple Ridge bunnies. They’re all friendly as all get-out and up for adoption!

RIP Tigger

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Sad to say we lost Tigger, our broken leg bunny.  We’ve been trying to get a chance to update everybody all week, but his status was changing so fast by the time a post was ready, it was old news. Tigger had obviously been hit by a car. One leg was badly broken and the other dislocated. He spent a week at Little Paws after amputation surgery, they were trying to put some weight on him, he was so bony.   He finally started eating hay and his poops were looking lovely, so he was deemed well enough to go to his foster home with Oscar, the wonderful fellow who found him.   Oscar’s home was the perfect choice considering he previously rescued a wobbly girl bunny who would have been the perfect companion for Tigger. Unfortunately just a day later he again lost his appetite, ended up back at Little Paws and crashed pretty rapidly.  We can’t begin to thank everybody for their support of this little bunny. So sorry it wasn’t a better outcome. Special thanks to the major effort put in by the staff at Little Paws, and of course Deanna.  

RIP Tigger.  

Binky free Blaze

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Yesterday was a tragic day in Rabbitats’ world. We had two bunnies at the vet, a challenged feral guy with an abscess under his chin, and our beloved Blaze in for a dental. We were expecting the bad news for the little grey feral, but when the phone rang, it was the vet saying that Blaze had a mouthful of tooth root infection and that he hadn’t responded well to the anesthetic. On the vet’s advice, we opted to not wake him up. Blaze was probably the most important bunny in Rabbitats history. He was ‘the hotdog bun’, the beat up little dwarf dumped at the Auto Mall years before we arrived there. He hung out by the hotdog stand and guarded his corner with gusto. At least from the guys. He was quite the ladies man. Once we started trapping the Auto Mall rabbits — all 300 of them — we realized that the majority of them were really small and had short ears and blazes. We ended up not being able to send them to the designated sanctuary in Washington State because of their small size, and they can thank Blaze for that. Most of all, we can thank Blaze for Deanna. Deanna, our shelter manager and an indispensable member of Rabbitats, wasn’t a rabbit person when she started helping out, she was a friend who stepped in to lend a hand. Blaze made her the stellar, dedicated bunny fan she is today. We can never thank him enough for that. He was her couch bunny and her shoulder bunny. They were pretty inseparable, at least until he met Buttercup, an owly diva lop girl. Deanna took her in as well because Blaze loved her. Blaze was at least nine. He was on the corner for four years and inside with us for another five. He will be mourned by all, especially Deanna. So sorry. RIP little guy.