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.
Rabbitats will at least temporarily be placing some of our rabbits at a farm in Delta (Highway 99 and Ladner Trunk Road), and we’re looking for volunteers to check on them and give them food, water and hay daily, and clean out the two stalls on weekly.
We’re also hoping people can drop by with tree branches (apple, pear, willow), produce and pulled long grass.
Rabbitats has successfully rescued rabbits in a number of areas including the Richmond Auto Mall, and now we can turn our attention to other at-risk abandoned bunnies, IF we have enough volunteers.
The level of assistance we get from this ad will greatly help determine the future of our rescue and the fate of the many abandoned pet rabbits loose in so many areas.
If you can help please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy NEW YEAR from Rabbitats!
We are so very fortunate to have so many supporters.
We are truly blessed by the generosity of so many people that have donated to help out the bunnies. Without you we couldn’t do what we do, giving these rabbits a better life.
We might not say it often enough but we really need to THANK all the volunteers that have supported us in so many different ways. Your help, time, ideas, love for rabbits, driving, fostering, cleaning and so much more. WE couldn’t do it without our volunteers!!!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and all the very best in 2018!
Sorelle, Deanna & Kathy and of course ALL our furry friends!!!!
May all our bunnies stay safe and loved.
So we sent Bugs off to what we thought was a great home earlier in the year, he didn’t agree. He made a point of getting out of his outside playtime pen and wouldn’t come back. His family figured he was happier being feral. A couple of weeks ago, he was picked up by animal control (thank you Coquitlam!) two blocks from his house, they traced his tattoo to us. His humans didn’t tell us he was missing, so he wasn’t going back there. (Adopters are contractually obligated to keep rescues updated in these cases). We were going to put him with the a feral colony but he didn’t want that either. He had never gotten along with the rest of his ‘gang’ — nine other rabbits dumped at our door in boxes all in the same week. Recently he was introduced to a previously feral girl rescued by a very nice fellow, and that seems to be the ticket. He’s settling in nicely as a house bunny, friendly and happy.