-pets have their own right to live and be happy
-they are not on this planet only to please you
-you are responsible for the health and well-being of your pets
-if you cannot or choose not to provide your pet with what it needs, you are being abusive (yes that includes birds, reptiles, rodents, and fish)
-having an animal in your life is a privilege, not a right
No name bunny begging for food after his bath. :) *For everyone giving me advice on bathing rabbits. I’m well aware rabbits cannot be in water. I was given advice by a qualified vet to wipe them down with a warm, wet cloth.They were so dirty their wounds were on the verge of infection. I would never put a rabbit in water. Thanks for your concern but please ask before assuming. The rabbits are all fine.*
I mainly focus on rescuing rats but these rabbits were in a seriously dangerous situation.Please share this post so others can see it. To view my website click here
Today, August 27, I encountered a serious problem. As I was visiting family outside of the city I decided to go along to a vet trip for their dog. I wanted to see how their vet was and the differences between the vets I have been to. While sitting in the waiting room a very angry woman walked into the vet clinic. She had a small crate, I was thinking she had a small cat or kitten in the crate. She then started yelling and swearing at the receptionist saying she had issues with her three rabbits.
She said when she adopted them she thought they were all males but they were not. She was furious and saying she did not want a litter of rabbits and she could not deal with the rabbits any longer. She said she couldn’t find them a home. Neutering and spaying rabbits is VERY expensive, this woman obviously did not want to pay for the animals she carelessly bought. She continued to say one was sick, and was attacked by one of the other rabbits. All of this went on for about 15 minutes. The receptionist offered the best advice she could but the woman refused to listen to anything.
The woman then said something very disturbing which is the reason why these rabbits are now with me. She told the receptionist if they won’t take them and rehome them ( most vet clinics will not do this) she wants them euthanized. The receptionist then explained that they will not do that and they unfortunately cannot rehome her animals and she will have to take them to some sort of shelter. The woman grabbed the carrier viciously and told the receptionist she didn’t need her help and she will just let them go in the woods. She quickly walked out the door and I followed her and asked if I could take them. She agreed and I now have three beautiful rabbits.
I rushed home as soon as I got them and found out they are infact all male. If you research male rabbits you will find tons of information about raging hormones. These boys need to be neutered. One of the boys has been bitten a few times and seems to have a respiratory illness. As soon as I let them out of the tiny crate they did start fighting. Rabbit fights can be very brutal and even deadly. They were also very dirty and in very poor condition, they were not fed properly at all. As I already have a rabbit of my own I had to modify his large C&C cage to fit 3 rabbits, and my rabbit is living in a regular rabbit cage at the moment. This is not ideal but it will do for now.
The problem is I cannot afford the proper vet care they need. I only took them in because their lives were at risk and at least they will be safe with me until I can come up with the money. On top of their vet bills they also need basic accessories like proper cages, food, toys and accessories. Rabbit care is very expensive and I already have quite a few rats that are getting medical attention that is also expensive. Just the care for these rabbits alone will cost me over $1000.00.
I would like to take them to the vet I take my rabbit ( and past rescue rabbit) to. I want to make sure they will get great care. The exam for one rabbit will be $85.00 + tax, and the neuter will be $298.00 + tax. This is not including any pain medication, or the medical care for the sick rabbit. I may even find out the other two have other problems as well. Over all without tax or medication their neuter will be $1,149.00 for all three of them. The donation goal is $1600.00 because I believe that should cover their neuters with the tax and medication added.
These rabbits were terrified and are already warming up to me, but they are not very friendly. I can see why she couldn’t find a home for them, but I am willing to do everything I can to make them loving comfortable pets. If I can raise enough money to get them the medical care they need I will keep all three of them as my own, unless I find a loving forever home once they are healthy and friendly. Rabbits are very sensitive animals, they have been through enough fear and stress, I do not want to have to rehome them again anytime soon.
If you can donate anything please do. You can send your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org via paypal. Every little bit helps, thank you for reading their story. :)
Hey everyone! At the end of AUGUST, the owner of this cute rattie is sadly moving into a dorm where rats aren’t allowed. If you or anyone you know would take in this sweet sweet rattie to give him companionship and love … he needs a home quick! Please SIGNAL BOOST this post and lets find him a beautiful forever family!!!!
OWNER IS WILLING TO DRIVE HIM TO YOU!
Here are his details:
GENDER:Male (not fixed)
AGE:About 1 years old
WHERE:He currently lives in Los Angeles near the LAX Airport OWNER IS WILLING TO DRIVE HIM TO YOU.
PERSONALITY:Loves to be scratched behind his ear and loves little boxes to climb into to sleep. He is a little shy, but super duper sweet. And he doesn’t like veggies. ;) Cutie pie!
HISTORY:He currently lives by himself in a cage, but previously lived with 2 other male rats.
CONTACT INFO: Please email German to adopt this rat or find out more info!
Chunckers eagerly awaits his new home! Thank you so much guys!
In which I propose naming six nearly identical girl rats “Steve”.
NEW BABIES! I was supposed to pick up “a couple” of new girls from a rescuer last night. Little did I know “a couple” meant six pretty sisters. They were taken from a hoarding situation, so this rescuer has 200+ rats to rehome, and since I have the room and finances to support them I don’t mind one bit. These were some of the hoarder’s favorites, so while they weren’t well taken care of they were at least socialized. They’re so sweet!
I don’t normally do this but recently my local rescue (OPRR) saved 29 ratties this weekend from being euthanized. They also have a few surgeries lined up (including Bandit’s neuter). Please take a moment and vote for them. C:
This page is giving away money depending on what place each rescue falls on.! It would be great if OPRR could come in the top 3 as it would help tremendously! All you have to do is like the photo of the rescue and comment “This amazing rescue gets my vote."
It would mean a lot to me if anyone could take the time out of there day to do this. C: Thank you in advance to anyone who does!
MRR (Mainely Rat Rescue) has done so much to rescue rats, foster them, and find them a forever home in the New England area. Now they need your help! To get their 501c3 back, they may need 5K in order to get an attourney and secure their status. Help me raise a little bit to help them with their plight!
So…my cousin’s wife has a couple of cats who love her and decided to catch a live bat and bring it to her (likely trying to teach her how to kill things, as loving cats are want to do). So she kept it safe (up and away from the cats), made sure it had water and a few tasty insects and managed to let it heal up from its rough scrap with the cats. Tonight it managed to fly away back home away from the cats and hopefully to go out and eat more bugs and make more little bats.
Now before anyone goes crazy over either wild animals or dangerous pests… She handled the bat carefully (and minimally as possible) and protected herself so as not to catch any gross germs or diseases. And anyone else would have either thrown the bat out in the yard, or let the cats eat it. She didn’t. And she managed to make sure the bat got to fly away. It’s a happy story, so don’t fuck it up. Because it isn’t anything more or less.
She also named him Frank while he stayed. And he’s cute. So yeah, Frank the cute bat…in tupperware.