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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > RESCUE EFFORTS FOR SHELTERS > black dwarf Lionhead needs a home!
Last Post by lazyhistoire at 5/01/2011 5:32 AM (16 Replies)
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User is Offline lazyhistoire
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4/27/2011 4:18 PM

Hey guys! I recently posted letting you guys know about the outreach group I started up in my area. Things are moving fast and I'm really excited! I am even applying to volunteer for Bunderground Railroad and I'm happy happy happy !!!!

Now back to my point. I'm going to be taking in and fostering a neglected bunny.

Her name is Fiona. I don't have any pics just yet as I don't have her yet. It's an owner surrender. She says she doesn't want her anymore and that she doesn't really give her any attention. Guys ... I'm really worried about this bun. I know she's living on a wire cage with no relief so I'm expecting sore hocks. But otherwise, I'm positive she's not getting a proper diet. Who knows what else. She says she lets it play with the dog... 

I will post pics ASAP. It's a sensitive case because it's a friend of mine. I think it was an impulse buy for her and ever since then shes been trying to pawn it off on people or something. Got it as a baby. Now it's not 'cute' anymore. I'm going to take Fiona to my vet. She said she's never taken her. It's a little costly and the poor thing is not altered. She's a year old so it's time. I'm trying to find all the info right now. Does anyone have any information on getting donations to alter this rabbit? I'm going to talk with my shelter about it. This is my first rescue. I need you guys, BinkyBunny friends!

She tells me that she's a very sweet bun, but a little skiddish (maybe because of the huge dog??). From what I understand she just doesn't like being picked up but once she's in your lap getting petted she's okay (like most buns, lol) My friend just told me she feeds her the food from walmart and the hay as well - not sure on what type but she's going to give me all the stuff with her. *Throwing away wire cage!!!*

I will have to use Bun's old cage for now. She says she is litter box trained. But I don't think she has any toys other than the thingy she eats her hay out of, and is confined to that wire cage.

HELP!

I'll get pics ASAP!!!

 

 

 

 


User is Offline Sam and Lady's Human
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4/27/2011 4:38 PM
I'm not a rescue pro or anything.
But it seems like you'd have to do like a shelter does, get the spay/neuter and charge a little more for the rabbit to try to comp fees.
I hope the bun isn't in too bad of shape!

User is Offline lazyhistoire
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4/27/2011 5:04 PM
That is precisely what I will do. I also asked the owner if she was able to pitch in any money. We'll see what she can do.

User is Offline peppypoo
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4/27/2011 5:18 PM
Thanks for doing a great thing for a poor bunny! I'm not sure I have any ideas regarding fundraising, but I think it wouldn't be inappropriate to ask the former owner for financial help for Fiona. One thing though - I would suggest figuring out more rescue/financial logistics before taking in any more buns; if the word gets out that you've taken in somebody else's unwanted bunny, the situation could escalate quickly especially with the post-Easter rush.

p.s. do you still go up to HRRN once in a while? I go every few weeks for bun supplies but I always have to hang around to say hi to all the bunnies, haha.
Tammo (RIP), Milo (RIP), Peppy, Remi

User is Offline lazyhistoire
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4/27/2011 5:23 PM
Hey Peppy!
I do still go up to HRRN! In fact, I was up there not too long ago for supplies/volunteering. I'm going to call her in the morning about this. I don't get the bun until Friday. If she has the room, I may be bringing it to her.
Good point though! Yes, this was just a special case for me. Considering it a foster - almost.

User is Offline lazyhistoire
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4/27/2011 5:30 PM
I have a FB Page now - posted above if you'd like to add.
I'm going to post pics once I get Fiona

User is Offline peppypoo
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4/27/2011 5:32 PM

The last time I was up there was this past weekend, actually - Peppy and Milo plow through one of their hay bags in a couple of weeks, lol. Milo was named Ninja at the shelter, I'm not sure if you ever saw him or not. I'm actually thinking about adopting another one of their bunnies for when I move, haha. I can't help it, they're all so cute!

 I was talking to J when I went, and she told me that they'd been doing promotions at the theater for Hop and TV commercials in time for Easter. I was so happy to hear it .

Tammo (RIP), Milo (RIP), Peppy, Remi

User is Offline lazyhistoire
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4/27/2011 5:34 PM
Yay!! Yes I did see Ninja. What a weird name ... is Milo ninja-ish?

User is Offline peppypoo
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4/27/2011 5:44 PM

Milo is a little timid, probably because he doesn't have incisors. Plus, some of the cloths we have in the corners for the bunnies are black (as well as the floor of their cage), so he's almost inivisible sometimes since he's black as well. I guess that's a pretty ninja-ish quality, haha.

Tammo (RIP), Milo (RIP), Peppy, Remi

User is Offline Sarita
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4/28/2011 1:05 AM
Yes, do ask the owner for a 'donation" or a surrender fee - most shelters and rescues ask this. It doesn't have to be enough to cover the cost of the spay or neuter although that's ideal. The point of a surrender fee is to help out in any way with any costs and also to make the owner take at least a little "ownership" when surrendering their pet.

User is Offline lazyhistoire
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4/28/2011 6:43 AM
Thank you Sarita. I will be getting the bun tomorrow. It happened a little fast for me as I planned to start out with advocating, but this bunny is so severely neglected, I had to do something - since I know the person as well.
She said she needed a month to be able to give me any money because she has two big trips coming up. (Thank goodness I'll have the poor thing before she leaves... who was gonna take care of her???) Anyways! I'll see if there is anything she can give me up front. I'd like to get this bun spayed within the next month. I'm calling around all my vet resources right now to see who can give me the best deal. I have a few I know and have worked for.
Also going to call the shelter up in Austin to see if they might even have room for her. From there, maybe I could sponsor her.

And Peppy, I'm glad to hear Milo is doing well! Our "Sparkey" aka "Peppermint" is well too. Haha.
I don't know why they called him that. He's Clyde to me!
I'm about to call P. I may have to be going up there soon - maybe I'll meet you one day!

User is Offline lazyhistoire
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4/28/2011 7:40 AM
Hey guys
Got a deal with a trusted doc who I used to work for. He will do the full spay for $120 and the check up for $39.
He is the best doc in the area that I've found!
So happy to find something more affordable for the poor bun

User is Offline Eepster
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4/28/2011 7:59 AM
Don't throw her old cage away. It may not be OK as a full time permanent home, but she may feel attached to it and it can be useful. The cage porky came with was ridiculously small for him to live in, but it is perfect for a place to put him when his condo and the den (our only bunny proofed room) are getting a major cleaning. It is also what I carry him to his outside play pen in. he uses it as a litter box when he's outside, and it also gives him a safe familiar place to retreat to if he feels threatened.

User is Offline lazyhistoire
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4/28/2011 12:30 PM
Eepster, that's a really good tip. Thank you. I'll remember it.

Unfortunately, the girl changed her mind. She says she doesn't want to get rid of it. Even though she doesn't have money or time for it, she's going to keep it. I'm kinda angry and upset, but there's nothing I can do. I asked her to let me at least get it spayed and watch her while she was away. She refused.

Poor little bun. Keep her in your thoughts... I hope she is healthy..

User is Offline Sam and Lady's Human
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4/28/2011 3:14 PM
Sometimes people have a hard time giving up pets. I've seen those rescue shows where the dogs are like, skeletons and the owners still don't want to give them up, it takes a court order.

User is Offline Kelling
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4/30/2011 11:04 PM
She wants to keep her? Will she at least let you check in on her while she is away on those trips??? Does she plan on taking better care of her? i can understand why you are angry and upset, the girl all but told you it seems that she will not be able to take proper care of it or is not sure how. I am sorry that you ended up getting all anxious and prepared, trying to figure out how to help and then as someone else said to me, "the rug was pulled out from under you." My thoughts will be with Fiona. At least with volunteering you can help others.

User is Offline lazyhistoire
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5/01/2011 5:32 AM
Yes, unfortunately she will not even respond to me now. I asked her to reconsider. I understand, I suppose, but I was at the very least also communicating with her to try and educate her but she's dead set that the rabbit is fine, and can play with the dogs and is low maintenance and all that jazz. She doesn't want me to even take care of her while she's away and get her a check up at the vet. *sigh*
Oh well. I can't save them all, right?

I don't know if you've seen my other post under this forum. It's got most of my attention right now :-\
Although I am not done with her! I see her often (she's a friend of mine who fosters dogs, which is great, but they're not at all like rabbits) so one of these days I'll grab her and kidnap her and put that eye thingy on her so it keeps her eyes open, like Kubrick style, and watch educational videos!
That's weird. Sorry. haha.
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