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Last Post by Leaf at 2/10/2008 12:46 AM (16 Replies)
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User is Offline Yaniah
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1/25/2008 9:57 AM

I have three rabbits that need to find a new home in 2-3 months. It seems like no one wants rabbits anymore. They are rescues from a fur farm.

I am moving in the next few months and pregnant with twins, I do not know if I will have the time for them. They need their final and forever loving homes. Any help would be great.

 

Joliet/Plainfield Illinois area.


User is Offline xnovalentine
Peoria Heights, IL
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1/25/2008 12:45 PM
I am a bit away from you in Peoria, and I couldnt take all 3...but I do know that Red Door in Chicago will take them...

User is Offline JK
Mill Valley, CA
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1/25/2008 1:07 PM

Sorry this is off topic but what does OMG bunny toes mean exactly????(I know what OMG is just not the whole phrase!!!)


User is Offline xnovalentine
Peoria Heights, IL
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1/25/2008 1:10 PM
LOL oh your a riot knowltons!

What happen was when i first got lullabelle I was playing with her on the floor and she was all stretched out on her back. She did a big yawn and stretch while on her back and I saw her toes and i yelled really loudly "OMG! BUNNY TOES!" because I didint realize that bunnies had "Toes". It was really funny, i guess you had to be there, but Nick and I laughed for a good hour afterwards.

User is Offline JK
Mill Valley, CA
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1/25/2008 1:23 PM

Oh guess ya had to be there... no actually that is very funny. I figured there was some sort of story behind it! 


User is Offline Yaniah
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1/25/2008 1:39 PM
I don't want to put them in another shelter, I wantt them to have their forever loving home. Its just that I'm on bedrest as it is, and it is really hard for me to lift the cages being that Im not supposed to lift more then two pounds, and I know it is only going to get harder for me, when I get bigger. My husband is fine with all the rescues but when we move, he wants the bunnies to have their new homes. I have tried posting everywhere, it's just seem like no one wants any unless, they want it for HUMAN food and SNAKE food, and I will NOT allow that.

User is Offline xnovalentine
Peoria Heights, IL
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1/25/2008 1:46 PM
your right, don't allow that!!!

the red door is a good shelter -- the bunnies are not euthanized and are well taken care of. the people who work there are well educated on the needs of rabbits and it isint like your standard animal shelter.

User is Offline JK
Mill Valley, CA
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1/25/2008 1:50 PM
Wow. You do have a bit of a problem. When you say shelter do mean like an animal shelter with cats and dogs or a rabbit rescue? I agree I would not want to take them to an animal shelter. And most rabbit rescues will not take rabbits under these circumstances at least around here. What about posting a notice in a vet's office where they specialize in exotics and possibly on other rabbit forums?

User is Offline osprey
Los Altos, California
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1/25/2008 1:51 PM

Take a look at the "Rescue Me" section of Rabbits Online (http://www.rabbitsonline.net/).  They might be able to help.


User is Offline JK
Mill Valley, CA
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1/25/2008 1:51 PM

xnovalentine beat me to it - she has a good suggestion.


User is Offline xnovalentine
Peoria Heights, IL
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1/25/2008 2:13 PM
here is the website to red door :

http://www.reddoorshelter.org/

User is Offline JK
Mill Valley, CA
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1/25/2008 2:25 PM

I just checked out Red Door myself and it really looks great! They appear to only have a few rabbits.  If you have to give them up this certainly is a good option if you can't find anyone to adopt.  I would still put up a flyer in a vet's office that caters to rabbits.  Good luck.


User is Offline wendyzski
Chicago, IL
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2/01/2008 6:29 AM

I adopted my Pepper from Red Door and they are wonderful.  But they don't have a lot of space.  Toni is the rabbit coordinator - If you contact her maybe she can help you.

They use Animal Exotics on Dempster in Skokie as their vet (she's mine too) so that's a place you could post adoption info,


User is Offline Yaniah
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2/03/2008 4:46 AM

Thank you all so much for the advise. I really am trying to find them all homes, I really do not want them to go to another shelter. They just need to be able to find their forever loving home, and not be moved anymore. I don't want to stress them out or anything, and with one of them, it has taken a lot of time to get to where he is today, and one ofthe things I am afraid of is having them going from place to place will confuse them and all you know. If worst case serino, I can still care for them until I do find homes, it is just going to be very hard. My doctors took me off of bedrest, and it has only been two days, and are putting me back on it. A friend comes and helps me when she can, and my husband helps feeding every night, I just want whats best for them. I love each and every animal that comes here, and for me to even admt it is getting hard for me, is breaking my heart as it is. Don't get me wrong, some bunnies that have come in here, have found the most loving wonderful homes I cold ever hope for, I just wish all these boys were as lucky.


User is Offline Beka27
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
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2/04/2008 7:22 AM

unfortunately, you never know what fate a rabbit (or any animal) will be going to.

another member on this site, Amy, recently had a very bad experience.  she had taken in a couple buns to get them healthy and socialized and she found them a forever home.  but within a week or so, she saw an ad on Craigslist.  the woman who had "adopted" them from her had turned around and listed them in order to make a profit.  Amy sent a friend who picked them up so they're safe now.  even if you find someone willing to take your rabbits, there's no way to guarantee what kind of life they're going to have afterwards.  i think a better option than finding someone on your own (who you know nothing about) would be to take them to a rescue where the folks there take the time to screen potential adopters and are able to follow up afterwards.  you've put a lot of time and work and money into making these buns happy and healthy.  it would be a shame for them to go to someone who is not going to care about them like you do.

i understand you're moving and pregnant, but if your husband is willing to help you, why can't you keep them?  having babies is not easy, but if you really wanted to, i'm thinking you could find time to care for the rabbits also.  they may not get as much attention for the first several months, but they have each other, and the baby time passes quickly enough.  the twins will be older before you kow it and you'll be able to spend more time with the buns.  it's something to think about.

Meadow..... Photobucket ...... Max, my angel bunny

User is Offline Yaniah
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2/05/2008 1:23 AM

My husband helps with feeddings, but not cleaning. Which I can understand, it is my thing and not his. I don't mind it to much.

As far as adoptions go..

Everyone has to come spend some time with the bunny that they want, fill out an adoption application, and also has to send photos every month of how the buns are doing. And I know that may be hard for some people, but they are also signing a contract when they leave about all of this. Therefor, HOPEFULLY nothing will happen to the sweeties. And I know I can't protect them for the rest of their life and all, but I can make the best effort I can.


User is Offline Leaf
Missouri
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2/10/2008 12:46 AM
I'm new to this forum, but not to rabbits online (the link given earlier).

If you aren't positive about rehoming them, I could foster them for you if they could get to my area (just past St Louis, Mo).

If you couldn't take them back and they work out well here, they could stay permanantly.
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