|11/23/2013: Friends of Willow Rabbit Rescue
On 11/7/13 we took in a 12wk old Craigslist survivor who fractured his lower back, leaving his lower legs useless. We immediately took him to see a vet, who diagnosed the injury after taking X-rays. As a brand new rescue organization, he is our first special-needs rabbit & our 7th intake overall. We intend to use this money to help with medical costs as we help stabilize his health so he can live a full bunny life.
|11/23/2013: Sweetpea Foundation Rabbit Rescue
We could really use the $100 towards veterinary bills because those add up so quickly. Sweetpea Foundation is a small rescue that is run entirely upon donations, and 100% of every dollar donated is spent on the bunnies. We have one bunny who has severe dental issues and needs to have his front teeth removed soon because trimming just hasn't been helpful enough. We've been working on raising the money, but this extra $100 could help!
|11/23/2013: Phoebe's Rabbit Haven
We are a fairly new rescue and the only one serving our area, Salem/Keizer, Oregon. Since we are new rescue and just received our non profit status, we have no budget. All expenses come out of three board members pockets and we aren't rich. If we receive the pennies for bunnies prize it will go toward altering our rabbits, which at the moment is paid for with adoption fee at the time of adoption. This money will help streamline our adoption procedure. Every penny counts!
|9/3/2013: BunnyLuv Rabbit Resource Center
During the last week of Nov. and first week of Dec. 2012, BunnyLuv Rabbit Resource Center rescued 52 bunnies from a horrific hoarding type situation at a horse boarding stable in Glendale, CA. All of these bunnies were quite malnourished, some had terribly overgrown teeth, a couple had fractured limbs that had healed wrong, one had an infected eye that had to be removed, and, of course, none were spayed or neutered. As if taking in 52 additional bunnies wasn't enough, 1 female ended up giving birth just days after her rescue. By taking in these bunnies, our census virtually doubled.
Since that time, we have been working diligently to get all these bunnies spayed and neutered. Even with a nice discount from our wonderful vet, it has cost us thousands of dollars just for the spays and neuters alone.
If we were to win the Pennies for Bunnies contest, the funds would go towards getting our remaining few intact female "stable bunnies" spayed.
Thank you for your consideration and for helping us all help the bunnies!
|9/3/2013: Pigs n Buns
This has been a terrible summer for our rescue. Like every other rabbit rescue out there, we are at capacity due to post-Easter dumps and trying to take in as many as we could from local kill shelters.
To make things worse, in the past couple of weeks we have had 4 bonded pairs and a single bun who were previously adopted out returned to the rescue. This has placed a very large burden on us. We had taken in as many as we knew we could handle, never expecting to have 9 buns returned in the space of 2 weeks. They were returned for various reasons. We are hoping that one pair will eventually go back to their owner, who adores them, but he has just recently awoken from a coma in the hospital. They are on hold until we know for sure whether or not their owner can take over their care.
We would use the $100 to help with the unexpected extra daily care expenses. We will ALWAYS take back one of our buns, but the timing of this couldn't have been worse! We need help with hay, pellets, litter, and other routine expenses. Thank you for considering us! We know there are SO many worthy rescues out there.
|9/3/2013: Magic Happens Rabbit Rescue
MHRR has had several buns needing medical care over the summer, and the veterinary bills have been piling up! Bryce had his incisors pulled due to severe malocclusion, and his tear ducts are completely blocked, with cranial x-rays showing that it's likely permanent from long-term inflammation from the teeth. Bouncy was surrendered to MHRR when her owner brought her to the vet clinic for head tilt, but couldn't afford care. In June/July, 15 of our 50 rabbits had the sniffles - that was a lot of antibiotics!! We currently have a guinea pig who might have his leg amputated. All of this on top of the usual spays & neuters. We'd love to replenish our veterinary fund!
|7/1/2013: Huntsville Friends of Rabbits
We are a very small rabbit rescue in Huntsville, Alabama, but we have help as many bunnies as we can! We currently have a sanctuary bunny named Esmeralda, a beautiful New Zealand girl, who has had her share of hard luck. She came to us from the local shelter with several large bumps on her abdomen which turned out to be reproductive cancer. After two surgeries she appears to be cancer-free, but sadly that is not the end of her troubles. She developed an infection in her foot late last year which quickly became quite serious. After surgery to clean out the infection and a long course of antibiotics did not help, we agreed with our vet that the best course of action was to amputate Miss Essie's foot. The infection was moving up her leg and threatening her general health. It was a very hard decision, but now it's obvious it was the right one! She is doing so much better and is doing just fine as a tripod bunny. In fact, she has started begging for food and doing tentative binkies, which we haven't seen her do for months!
If we were to win the Pennies For Bunnies, we would put the $100 towards the cost of Miss Essie's surgery.
|7/1/2013: Georgia House Rabbit Society
We here at the Georgia House Rabbit Society currently have over 100 bunnies under our care. They are housed between our main facility located in Marietta, GA and various foster homes. If we were to be so fortune as to be awarded the $100 the money would be used to purchase food and sanitary maintenance supplies to care for the buns at our main facility as they wait for adoption.
Back in March of this year we faced the onslaught of over 30 buns we rescued from a hoarding situation in our local area. It put a strain on our resources to care for these buns, especially their medical attention. So please when you vote keep the Georgia House Rabbit Society in mind. Thank you.
|7/1/2013: Luv-n-Bunns Rabbit Rescue
We would apply it directly to our account at Radnor Veterinary Hospital, where we have all of our neuter/spay surgeries and general bunny health care handled.
|4/20/2013: New Moon Rabbit Rescue
We have become involved in a situation in our area involving many stray (partially to fully feral) rabbits that have been allowed to breed and run free off of an individual’s property. Most of these rabbits are simply disappearing after a few weeks or month of being first seen or are being hit on roads and this is no life for these beautiful little guys and gals. With the help of a few of the families in this rural community we are catching and taking in any of these bunnies that can be saved. These rabbits will need many months of one on one attention and TLC to learn what life is really supposed to be. All will need spays and neuters once they are become more comfortable with humans and all will find loving homes.
One of these rabbits arrived on 24 March 2013 and just in the nick of time. After only four days of being in New Moon’s care, Scarlett gave birth to a litter of ELEVEN babies!! All are doing fabulously well and Mum is doing a fantastic job raising quite the busy little family. Scarlett is already showing much trust in her foster family and even asks for cuddles now (which she always gets).
If we were lucky enough to receive $100 through Pennies for Bunnies we would very much like to put it towards food to feed Scarlett’s little family. It will be many months before they are grown and ready for adoption (after spay & neuters) and these funds would go a long way to providing them with the food they need to grow up big and strong!
We are very grateful for all the love and support we receive from this amazing bunny community and want to thank you for your support now and in the future. With so many deserving rescues and organisations we would be honoured if you would consider voting for New Moon’s bunnies!!
|4/20/2013: Gainesville Rabbit Rescue
We currently have over 80 rabbits in our rescue that are waiting for forever homes. Last week, we picked up three more from Marion County Animal Services that were due to be euthanized. MCAS let us know that both of the girls, Hopper and Donna Juanita, were already pregnant and due to give birth any day. Hopper had a litter of three and we are waiting for Donna Juanita's litter to arrive any day.
GRR would be thrilled to receive this prize! As you know, vet bills add up quickly with so many bunnies. The rescue of these three has quickly turned into 6 (and who knows how many on the way). If we were to win the 'Pennies for Bunnies' contest, the prize would go directly to our vet to help pay for the spay/neuter surgeries these bunnies will need before they are available for adoption.
Thank you so much for your consideration and for all that you do for bunnies!
|2/25/2013: Cullens Archangel RescuE (CARE)
I am the rabbit director with Cullen's Archangel RescuE (CARE) and a $100 donation would be so appreciated. This couldn't come at a better time for the rescue as we have several rabbits receiving ER vet care. Sarah, 2.5 yr old New Zealand White, is currently on pain meds and cage rest of spinal shock. We are all praying that she pulls through this. We just lost Lopsy (6 yr old mini lop) today to what the vet feels was cancer. She spent 2 full days on fluids and supportive care to try and pull her back and unfortunately it was just too late. She was the sweetest rabbit and we will all miss her. With Lopsy & Sarah both we have racked up a huge vet bill. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you. Lil Bridgeman
|2/25/2013: Coexist Animals
Coexist is currently diverting all resources toward the care of one particular bunny named Pancake. Pancake is a two and a half pound dwarf Himalayan who came to us anemic and balding due to a severe flea infestation. Pancake bounced back with consistent love and care and became a fantastic therapy bunny and one of the sweetest bunnies you could ever meet. Pancake’s cage mates, however, were not always so sweet and one of them took it upon herself to -er- “rearrange” Pancake’s face. Needless to say, Pancake sleeps alone these days, but he’ll also need surgery to have his injured right eye removed!
$100 would mean so much to us in helping Pancake get the eye surgery he needs. We are going to need $400-$800 to cover the surgery, $100-$200 for blood work before hand, and $100-$150 for traveling expenses, since there are no appropriate specialists in this area. We’re working hard doing grooming out-calls and raffles to raise what funds we can, but we’re still a long way off from the $600-$1150 we’ll need to get this little fella back in action.
|2/25/2013: The Bunny Castle Rabbit Rescue
Here at The Bunny Castle we have several older bunnies who need daily medication and frequent vet visits. We would use the The Pennies For Bunnies Contest money to help with the vet and medication expenses for these bunnies.
|1/2/2013: Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary
One hundred dollars can do allot for the bunnies at Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary. Hay prices are crazy due to recent summer drought but at $10 a bale we could buy enough hay to feed all of rabbits (75) for almost a month. One hundred dollars could also help us with veterinarian expense like the most recent surgery for Chip to have his right eye removed due to an injury that caused infection. Although it was expensive surgery (one thousand dollars) we knew he was worth it and why we are here for the buns! Every dollars counts for our little organization and one hundred would be put to good bunny use.
|1/2/2013: Small Pets Big Hearts
Hi, I am Beth from Small Pets Big Hearts. We currently have a 3 year old rabbit named Peanut that currently has uterine cancer. Peanut went in to the vet for her spay surgery but unfortunately when the vet look the cancer has already started. At that point the vet decided that surgery would not benefit her. Everyone in the rescue was devastated with the news. She never showed signs of pain or discomfort. Right now Peanut is currently living her last few months with her loving foster family. If the rescue were to receive money from Pennies for Bunnies Contest it would go to Peanut. The rescue would use the money for pain medication and vet bills that may occur. If we have any extra would put it towards food and treats for the other rabbits that are at the rescue.
|1/2/2013: Magic Happens Rabbit Rescue
We have a special bunny named Bella that needs a little help with her vet bills.
Bella is a gorgeous blue-eyed white English angora. She came to Magic Happens Rabbit Rescue from another all-species local rescue that could not afford nor knew how to care for her. That rescue picked her up with head tilt and an upper respiratory infection in May, and she has been being treated at our veterinarian ever since. She tested positive for e. cuniculi, and with a 6-week panacur treatment, her head tilt is much better. Her upper respiratory was cultured and came back as pseudomonas, and was resistent to a couple of the antibiotics we had already tried. We have since tried two more rounds of antibiotics to no avail. We sent yet another sample out to the lab, and it came back resistant to the ones it was susceptible to last time! We are now on our 5th round of antibiotics. We have even taken x-rays of her nasal passages to make sure there isn't a blockage or other problem, but it only showed inflammation. Needless to say, this sweet girl has cost us our savings in vet bills, even with a couple sponsors. Any help we can get to keep her going is greatly appreciated!
|1/2/2013: Rabbit Rescue Inc.
Sadly we find the Holiday season to be the worst time for dumping rabbits...with this Dec. being the worst in our operational history. In the last week we have taken in several rabbits that were caught outside after abandoned, as well as countless ones from shelters across the province. With vet bills quickly mounting, the $100 would be put towards one of their spays or neuters.
We hope to continue taking these rabbits in as long as we have fosters willing and able to provide the wondering loving care that they do. A vote for Rabbit Rescue Inc. is much appreciated and the $100 would greatly help us at this time of year.
Best wishes to all of the wonderful Rescues here working so hard to help the buns.
|1/2/2013: Judge's Park
We currently have a large group of bunnies that we are seeking to find homes for and have literally had to stop all intake until next year, except for emergencies. We have a waiting list and are still having to turn many bunnies away. We have had two strays in in the last two weeks that were picked up by locals, plus a super sick baby bunny we had to take in (Gizmo on our site). Luckily Gizmo is doing well now and our two strays have been spayed/neutered, but we are now needing to raise money for Gizmo's neuter, plus money to buy food, bedding, and antibiotics for all our other bunnies. We could certainly use $100 for the bunnies the holidays!!
|1/2/2013: House Rabbit Network
In August 2012, HRN opened its very first shelter staffed solely by volunteers!! Though a lot of our 100+ rabbits are in foster care, the shelter has been quite successful in adopting out buns to loving, educated, forever homes! This year has seen an extremely high number of strays. This money would help cover the costs of spays/neuters, medical bills and shelter operating costs (food, hay, rent, etc.). Please vote for HRN, for the bunnies!!!!
|9/3/2012: Bunny Feathers
Our little foster bunny, Jersey, has had very bad luck. The pre-anesthesia protocol at the vet Jersey went to for neuter was to give an I.M. injection in the hind leg. Apparently, the clinician hit Jersey's nerve during the injection and this caused Jersey to loose proprioception and drag his foot. His toes were either very painful or felt numb. Our new vets gave him 2 types of pain meds, but Jersey proceeded to know on his foot. Vets decided to amputate 2 toes, which would have led to faster healing. They added a new pain med and antibiotic. But Jersey chewed at the new closure. Now, he's well bandaged and we're watching him closely.
Jersey's feeling much better, trying to exercise a bit. Sadly, during all this, he had to be on cage rest (we HATE that more than he does!) and has lost his bond to his sister. We hope they can be reunited when Jersey recovers.
One good thing is that Jersey has learned to trust us and is very calm now when we need to give him meds. He takes some of them by himself. He still doesn't like to be lifted, but loves gentle petting.
If we were to win the Pennies for Bunnies grant, we'd apply that to Jersey's vet bills, which are high, but well worth it to save this sweet, lovely little bunny. ==;9)
|9/3/2012: Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society
MCRS currently has some foster rabbits with a need for special medical care. One of these fosters is Jellybean, a New Zealand mix who came to us from a situation where his basic needs weren't being met. He is undergoing treatment for severe dental problems that resulted from years of poor care. He had some extractions, and is recovering and learning to be a happy house rabbit in his new foster home! A Pennies for Bunnies award would help MCRS care for Jellybean, and other fosters with special medical needs.
|9/3/2012: House Rabbit Society of Chicago
The House Rabbit of Chicago rescues bunnies from shelters and ACO's, has them spayed/neutered and rehomes them. We currently also have about 12 "sanctuary" bunnies that are not considered adoptable and have medical issues. The pennies for bunnies proceeds would go toward our vet fund so that we can continue to provide quality veterinary care to the rabbits in our system so that they can live out their lives with us in comfort.
|6/9/2012: New Moon Rabbit Rescue
Josie came to us on April 30 with a massive abscess under her chin due to an infected tooth root. She was extremely uncomfortable and refused to eat due to pain. Over the next few days, Josie showed herself to be a loving rabbit who was willing to love humans despite her ordeal.
She underwent surgery to remove the infected tooth and abscess on May 3. She was found to be suffering from osteomyelitis (bacterial infection of the bone) and the changes to the bone were shocking. She is continuing her treatment with daily flushings of the abscessed area, two antibiotics and pain medication.
Josie is doing well with treatment and her veterinarian is very pleased with her progress, however she will most likely require further high-cost surgical procedure(s) to remove a second molar before she recovers enough to find her forever home. She continues her fight every day and has never for one second given up - she is determined to survive this! $100 would help immensely with the medications she needs to fight the fight for her life.
|6/9/2012: 4 Lil Pigs n Buns
We're definitely into the post-Easter dump season. Here at 4 Lil Pigs n Buns, we are inundated with bunnies. We have taken in a couple of "bunny families" - complete with litters. Once the babies are old enough, we will need funds to have them spayed/neutered. We've taken in some strays as well as 9 bunnies who were flown up (yes, on their own private plane - thank you Pilots n Paws!) from Key West.
Our rescue fund is quite low right now, and we could definitely use the money to help with spay/neuter, other medical issues, and day to day expenses.
Thank you for your consideration! We know all the worthy rescues out there could use a little help!
|6/9/2012: Bunny World Foundation
The Bunny World foundation would put the funds towards the extremely necessary medication we administer to raise our rescued week old bunnies from the LA Fashion District.
|4/9/2012: North Texas Rabbit Sanctuary
The North Texas Rabbit Sanctuary (NTRS) would use this money for our Haven of Hope rabbits. The Haven of Hope is a division of NTRS which cares for rabbits with special needs. The Haven of Hope currently has NINETEEN rabbits in its care. Before being rescued by NTRS, these residents suffered from a number of ailments including head tilt, cuterebra (fly strike), and broken limbs. They are now being treated and recovering at the Haven of Hope and are receiving the loving attention and care that they deserve.
The latest Haven of Hope bunny brought to NTRS will unfortunately require amputation of both back legs due to an accident. The $100 would help towards the surgery and hopefully, she will be able to have a wheelchair like our beloved Jellybean.
Thank you and we hope that everyone will visit our Haven of Hope page on our website and view this valuable part of NTRS.
|4/9/2012: Sweetpea Foundation Rabbit Rescue
$100 would definitely help the Sweetpea Foundation. We would put it towards a couple of spay/neuter surgeries for the five baby bunnies that were born a week after a woman brought us a bunny she claimed to have found running around loose in her neighborhood. We'd just had an adoption and had one spot open so we agreed to take the bunny. Then she brought the bunny along with a carrier and other supplies so we were quite certain it was her own bunny she was giving up and had made up the story about it being loose. In any case, the mama bun is beautiful but we did not expect 5 darling babies too. Now we have 6 bunnies to get spayed/neutered and have been working to get the donations to pay for all of the surgeries.
100% of all donations to Sweetpea Foundation go to care for the bunnies which pays for medicine, surgeries and vet appointments, food, hay, litter and other necessities. With the economic times being so tough in recent years, donations aren't as frequent or large as before and many people are giving up their bunnies due to losing their homes or not being able to afford their care anymore.
Sweetpea Foundation is a small non-profit rabbit rescue in southern California. We take in bunnies from high-kill city and county shelters as well as those abandoned in parks or found running in the streets. Typically we have anywhere between 40 -60 bunnies, and carefully screen potential bunny adopters. While the bunnies are with us they are housed in X-pens and large 42" crates and all get plenty of free run playtime and have fresh water, hay, food and toys. Our bunnies receive love and attention daily from the founder and volunteers so they are well socialized as well as litter box trained.
We hope the Pennies for Bunnies contest can help us help more bunnies!
We are sheltering the nicest and cutest little lop you ever will meet here at Saveabunny, named Emmett. Despite being sunny, sweet and calm, he was surrendered by his humans. He has had an ongoing ear problem requiring frequent draining and flushing. His existing medication seemed to have no effect. His chronic ear problem was just diagnosed as a viral infection requiring a prolonged course of medication administered over two weeks. He also has a discolored tooth which appeared to be a low grade infection, but is now stable. The tooth may require additional care. Once Emmit's health issues are behind him, he will be no doubt be adopted by some lucky family.
|1/23/2012: Little Furries Rescue and Referral
We just rescued 12 rabbits from living in a small trailer(camper) and have found ourselves running out of basic supplies very quickly. Something that happens frequently here. We could really need some new basic supplies like water bottles, crocks, and toys for our new arrivals that come in! Every little bit helps and is very much appreciated here at Little Furries Rescue.
Thank you so much for being such kind and caring souls and supporting our quest to help homeless bunnies.
|1/23/2012: Big Ears Animal Sanctuary Inc
Big Ears will use the $100 towards vaccinations against calici virus which is due to be released by the government in March.
Hello, we are F5RS, Frisky Ferrets, Fuzzies, & Feathered Friends Rescue & Sanctuary. We take in ferrets, guinea pigs, bunnies, & parrots of all types. We are a very small and private rescue with few volunteers or funds. We spay/neuter all bunnies unless they can’t be altered or medicals reasons. If that is the case the bunnies stay with us forever and we take care of all their medical needs. This year we have been overwhelmed with bunnies, with several of them being ill. Here on BunSpace you can read FayWray’s story about her medical needs, what Jefe has gone through in his life, and how Oreo is doing with her tummy. We have several other bunnies here on medication for everything from a cold to a tumor which we hope isn’t cancerous. We also have 18 bunnies needed spays/neuter to get these buns ready for their forever homes. The $100.00 will go for medical and the spay/neuter fund.
Please help us to help the bunnies in our area. Thank you, F5RS.
|1/23/2012: Rabbit Rescue Inc
We have had a number of special medical needs bunnies come into our care recently.
Earlier this month (Jan), Benji came to us with the largest dental abscess the vets had ever seen. Poor guy was left to suffer for months on end without any medical treatment. Within hours of being in our care, he was at the vet, assessed, and scheduled for surgery the next day. His initial surgery/care was over $1,000.00 He still requires follow up care, and we hope not another surgery.
As this please to vote for us is being posted, we are set to take in a sweet female New Zeland who was surrendered several days ago to a local animal control. She is in quite bad shape but no one else can help her and if we do not admit her, she will be euthanized in the shelter. So in she comes! She has back legs that seem to splay and / or not support her properly. She has a terrible infection and we are not sure the cause (as she is not yet in our care), it could be pyometra, or something even more serious such as cancer or both. She is set to come into our care on Jan. 23rd. We could certainly use the "pennies" to help her too! We have SO many medically needy rabbits in our care at the moment. These are just two of them.
Thank you for considering voting for RR.
|12/30/2011: Gainesville Rabbit Rescue
Gainesville Rabbit Rescue could really use the $100 for medical treatment of our rabbits.
We have Nan who came to our rescue with a broken leg and mites. She was running loose in a neighborhood with her left rear leg dragging behind her. Nan had to have her leg amputated and is learning to get around without the use of her rear leg. The vet bill for this surgery has not been paid.
We have Chulo who has head tilt, is as sweet as can be and is still under medical care. Chulo perks up every time he hears his foster mom's voice.
And then there is Finn. He was born perfectly fine but came up with medical issue and has neurological issues. Finn is also under medical care. Finn loves to be held and will fall asleep in your arms.
Gainesville Rabbit Rescue has approximately 100 rabbits in our care. We rely on donations and volunteers including our foster homes where the bunnies get one-on-one attention.
Unfortunately, our donations have gone down due to the economy and the $100 would be a true blessing for our rabbits.
Thank you for considering Gainesville Rabbit Rescue for this opportunity.
|12/30/2011: Red Barn Rabbit Rescue
$100 would greatly help us. These winter days, we are starting to see an increase in homeless rabbits. We guess that many of these rabbits were "Easter bunnies" and in their hormonal, adolescent stages causing owners to discard them like trash. This is heartbreaking as we have discovered our community to be so misinformed about rabbits. One goal of ours is to set up an education and outreach program to help educate people about owning pet rabbits. This would also include outreach to those already owning rabbits who may not be informed or financially able to care for their rabbit. Our shelter is full and our funds are almost nonexistent. We can use all the help we can get to help the many rabbits in our shelter and to develop programs to help rabbits everywhere. Thank you!
|12/30/2011: West Michigan Critter Haven
West Michigan Critter Haven is an all volunteer network of foster homes for rabbits. Our funding consists of donations and adoption fees. Currently, our rescue alters each house rabbit while in our foster care program and provides emergency veterinary care to other foster pets as needed. We had been extremely lucky in the past, in terms of medical bills, however in recent months we have had three emergency situations come to our rescue in great need of expensive medical care. One was Tristan who came to our rescue with 5 bot flies in his tiny body, Nutmeg who was emaciated and bald on her lower 1/3 of her body, and Rosie who is currently battling e. Cuniculi in foster care. We would use the $100 to go towards the medical bills of these recent emergency rescue cases.
|12/9/2011: Judge's Park
Our rescue Judge's Park is in definite need of $100! Currently we have two medical bunnies, Freddie and Charles, that we are taking care of here, along with 25 other rescue and sanctuary bunnies. Freddie was a neglected rescue we took in who had not been treated for a URI for over a year because his owner "had a baby and didn't have time." He was close to death when he came here, but with proper medical care, he has blossomed into a happy binkying special needs bunny. Charles was a stray that lived outside this whole summer, probably dumped because he has severe neurological issues that we are currently treating. He doesn't run in straight lines but he is one of the sweetest most lovely boys and we will do anything in our power to keep him happy! Adoptions are way down right now and we are at full capacity. We barely have enough money to feed the animals (though we always figure out a way to do that even if I have to take it out of my own pocket) and we don't have anything left over for our spay/neuters or something that I really want for the bunnies for the holidays, really good bunny toys. Anything to make them happy, so we could really use the help.
|12/9/2011: Carrots & Cottontails Rabbit Rescue
We have several bunnies within our rescue with chronic health issues. One of which is our darling Daphne. Daphne is an adorable Holland Lop weighing in at 3 pounds. Her owner was troubled and law enforcement confiscated Daphne bringing her to the local "kill for space" county shelter.
One of our members saw Daphne on her next visit and inquired as to why we had not been contacted especially since it was very obvious Daphne was sick and had not been treated. Daphne had thick discharge coming from her nose and was having trouble breathing. It seems the situation was unique, one requiring a verbal agreement from the owner to give up ownership. The owner was unreachable due to health constraints. The shelter was unwilling even to allow us to care for Daphne until the owner could be contacted. We made a bit of a fuss until Daphne was evaluated and put on medication.
Daphne languished within the shelter for nearly 2 months without sufficient medical treatment. Nor was the shelter willing to allow us to take Daphne to our vet for diagnosis and care. The owner was finally available and her response to the shelter's inquiry was to hang up on them. The shelter immediately called us and we rushed to get Daphne.
Daphne has genetically poor quality teeth. They are very unhappy, discolored, and malformed. The roots of her teeth are also inflamed and there is "cloudiness" present in the x-rays indicating trouble. This chronic condition is the cause of the nasal congestion and we are concerned the inflammation/infection may permeate the skull.
Daphne receives acupuncture treatments every 2 to 3 weeks. She is on an oral antibiotic as well as several nutritional supplements to boost her immune system. Daphne also receives Nebulizer treatments twice daily as shown in the photo on the left. She is such a good girl. Daphne sits patiently in our laps shoving her little nose into her pediatric mask taking her meds. She knows the treatments help her feel better!
Due to Daphne's health, spaying is a risk we are not willing to take nor can we do any procedure requiring anesthesia considering her restricted breathing.
Daphne is the sweetest. She loves to play and does her share of binkies. Daphne also loves to cuddle and gives tender little kisses. They are a bit on the wet side but we don't mind at all.
The Pennies For Bunnies Contest Prize of $100 would help us with Daphne's considerable medical expenses. Her antibiotic must be compounded and flavored by a specialty pharmacy and costs $80 for a 2-month supply. Daphne has been with us for over a year and we do not feel it is appropriate to make her available for adoption due to her health issues. Our goal is to provide her quality of life for as long as she is with us.
|12/9/2011: Magic Happens Rabbit Rescue
Magic Happens Rabbit Rescue has several ongoing projects, including building a bunny barn and finally applying for 501(c)3 status so we can get in to Petsmart to do adoption days!
Right now we are currently battling a few medical issues with some of our rabbits. Lady Mink was part of a big rescue effort in June with several other organizations, but she had a few problems when she arrived. She was blind and was in the beginning stages of glaucoma, so she had to have both eyes removed when she was spayed. She was a little sniffly when she arrived as well and it didn't clear up with rounds of a few different regular antibiotics, so we had special testing done to confirm which type of bacterias (she had two!) were causing the infection and which medication to use. She was on 2 months of antibiotic injections to no avail. X-rays last month showed that she did NOT have pneumonia (yay!). We switched her to a trial antibiotic and so far she is doing GREAT! The new medicine (azithromyacin) is $5 per pill (thankfully she only takes 1/4 at a time!) so her medical bills have really taken a chunk out of our spay/neuter budget over the last few months with the medications, x-rays, testing, and vet visits, much less the spay and eye removal. We also have Tonka who had to have a leg amputated, and Marsha Marshmallow who is now on the new drug as well for the sniffles that she was turned in with, so we have 2 rabbits currently on expensive medication that will continue for at least a few more weeks. We could really replenish our vet fund, as we still have a waiting list of rabbits needing to come to our foster group, and they will need spay/neuter when we have room to take them in!
|11/8/2011: Tranquility Trail Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Sanctuary
Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary has a special needs bunny named Simon. Simon was a stray who arrived very malnourished with 7 bite wounds. Simon stole everyone's heart as even with all he had been through he was one of the friendliest and happy bunnies we have ever met. Unfortunately Simon has a severe digestive/bowel genetic abnormality and has to be on a very special diet of veggies and hay only. His system can't digest and move anything more substantial through his system. He gets 6-8 salads a day with a variety of fresh veggies along with some canned pumpkin. We would love to use the $100 for Simon's veggie fund. The cost of veggies and canned pumpkin really adds up and we would be so grateful for help purchasing his special food. Thank you for considering Tranquility Trail!
|11/8/2011: Bird & Small Animal Rescue
Bird & Small Animal Rescue would like to enter this wonderful contest. Of course, our main expense is vet bills for spays & neuters of the bunnies but that isn't what we would like to use the $100 for! What we would do with the money is buy what we call "treat hay". We have loads of regular timothy hay but we like to also buy the hay with the bits of papaya or dried carrots in it. We then fill paper towels rolls with this for a toy for the bunnies. That hay is of course a little more expensive then the regular hay.
Thanks for considering our rescue for this contest!
|11/8/2011: Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary
Little five-month-old Gizmo arrived at our sanctuary with a suspiciously mangled leg. Her owners didn’t care enough to take her to the vet, and instead dumped the injured bunny off with us. It’s hard to believe that anyone could be so callous, but unfortunately, we see it all too often.
Gizmo’s leg was severely damaged and required extensive surgery. The vet wired the pieces of leg together in the hopes that they would heal normally. Then she fitted Gizmo with a special cast, which Gizmo will have to wear for the next six to eight weeks.
The cast hasn’t slowed Gizmo down in the slightest! She’s a happy girl who loves pets and cuddling. She’s stolen all our hearts, especially those of her foster families!
Gizmo’s surgery was expensive, and she will require several follow-up visits. Your generous donation will help our little girl get all the care she needs. A huge thank you from all of us at GLRS, and from our little trooper Gizmo!
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