Bunny Rabbits: Pearl & Elliot’s Rescue
Several weeks after Hurricane Irma, a lady in the neighborhood, Tina, saw these two rabbits out like this. She posted a notice on the Next Door app to see if anyone had lost pet rabbits. No one knew where they had come from, but every day she saw them in the same place outside of a neighbor’s fence, foraging like this.
Those of us who keep pet rabbits knew they couldn’t survive indefinitely like this.
Tina discovered that the people who owned the rabbits had set them loose before Hurricane Irma. The rabbits had stayed by the fence of their home for all the weeks that passed after the hurricane. Tina knocked on the door, and asked the people if she could rehome their rabbits. They gathered them up, and she took them away.
All the local rescues are full to capacity and couldn’t take the rabbits. Tina found a family in the neighborhood to foster the rabbits until a new home can be found. That is where they are now.
Because the rabbits were out foraging for weeks, they’d had some diarrhea. Their tails were clotted up, and the white rabbit Pearl, had some problems with her ears.
We agreed that the rabbits needed vet visits, and Tina has footed most of the vet bills so far. This is a bonded pair of rabbits, and we are sure Ellliot is intact, so they will be going to the humane society for spay and neuter. The vet also said their teeth were sharp and needed floating. We are hoping the humane society will do that as well.
I have created a Go Fund Me Campaign to cover the vet bills that have been paid so far, and for the bills we will incur on the spay and neuter, and if indeed they need their teeth floated. If I have any Manure Depot community of readers left, I hope you will see this and share with your friends. We are looking for a forever home for these two very docile pet rabbits, if that could be you, let me know. In the meantime, we hope you can help us with the veterinary bills for Pearl and Elliot.
Here is the link for the go fund me campaign, and, some very sweet pics of the rabbits at their foster home. https://www.gofundme.com/PearlElliot