Surprise baby!

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You find the darndest things visiting Jericho Beach. This little guy was alone on a path, no family in sight. He wasn’t breathing and was cold as ice, but the two girls who found him heroically tried to warm him up and he eventually he started breathing at first intermittently and then regularly. <whew> They took him home to Burnaby and on the advice of Pet Food n’ More’s Julie, messaged us. We gave her some advice and volunteer Karen Chan is now kindly driving all the way to Richmond to pick up some rabbit milk and some of the rabbit hair Deanna’s been collecting to keep the baby warm and is taking it to them in Burnaby. The baby is seems okay so far, he’s now actively squirming, pooping and peeing. We know a fellow whose young bunnies turned out to be older than thought, the girl gave birth to four babies, so maybe that mom can foster this baby, we’re going to ask. This baby’s going to need some luck and good wishes!

Trooper Update

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Trooper sailed through the operation with flying colours and he’s with foster mom Rae recovering. (We’re still waiting for photos). He’s in great hands, Rae is a nurse.
We can’t thank everybody enough for your donations and good wishes. We’ve raised enough for the operation and managed to pay off a big chunk of our vet bill, which means the next bunny coming through in an emergency won’t be nail biter.

RIP Lucky & Patience

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Thanks so much to the Burrard Animal Hospital emergency staff for being so kind when we brought Lucky in last night. She was in heart failure and didn’t make it, but Jenna, Dr. Basi and the rest of the staff did their best. The clinic was very supportive of rescue. Lucky was a large New Zealand girl rescued from the UBC research lab along with her boyfriend Oak, who is now also mourning her loss. It hasn’t been a good 24 hours for New Zealands, we also lost Patience, a smaller white New Zealand, one of four abandoned rabbits found in Maple Ridge. She had been fighting a mysterious ailment and losing weight for the last couple of weeks. In spite of multiple tests and vet visits, she passed this morning. RIP Lucky and Patience.
https://burrardvet.com/

Trooper, broken leg bunny

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Deanna took last night’s broken leg bunny (now named ‘Trooper’) to Apex today and the news isn’t good. He’s neutered so he’s probably a recent dump. His foot is broken with the bone sticking through the skin and his hip is badly dislocated. The choices are euthanasia or amputation. He’s eating and seems really happy to be out of that scary parking lot. He’s appreciative of pellets, salads and even his meds. We really need to raise some funds to treat this bunny.  Can people pitch in their extra-cup coffee money? Go without some other little luxury? Get a friend to donate? Stage a mini-bake sale at work? Anything? Whatever can be done to help out this bunny. Unfortunately we can’t cover this.
https://www.gofundme.com/nu59c7u4

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

RHD Vaccine Clinic

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Rabbitats will be staging a RHD vaccine clinic for all Rabbitats fosters, adopters and volunteers on Friday (Oct. 19) from 5 pm to 6:30 pm at the Little Paws Animal Clinic in Steveston. Please email rabbitats1@gmail.com or join our group if you have an unvaccinated rabbit. We will be able to do at least 40 rabbits, once we have our own rabbits taken care of (we have less than 40) we can open it up to other rabbits, however the costs at this time are unknown, we have to consult with Little Paws. (The charges at previous clinics have been around $40). Keep in touch via our group! While the RHDV2 virus has been inactive since the summer, history dictates it can reoccur at any time in any location, we STRONGLY recommend vaccinations for all rabbits.

Thank you SARC!

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Thanks so much to SARC (Surrey Animal Resource Centre) for taking in what appeared to be a single cute bunny only to be hit with a whole family! This girl was spotted and caught in Surrey by a volunteer who took her into to SARC. We just heard she gave birth the next day. And now the (presumed) daddy has been caught. If anybody has ever entertained the idea of hosting a colony of cuties, now’s your chance. Bunnies are so enjoyable when they come in a ‘fluffle’. Give SARC a call!

McDonalds baby?

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This little tiny baby was picked up off of a driveway at a busy McDonald’s drive thru over a week ago now but we didn’t have time to post about the poor little tyke until now. He was even tinier then!