Well, I finally got a break and am able to post some pics of the English Angora girl and double-maned Lionhead boy that we rescued !
I'll tell you first how this all came about.........My husband ran in to this girl who worked at a local restaurant we like to go to and he was telling her about our bunns. She said she had a cousin that had an English Angora and Lionhead that she needed to get rid of and would just give them away. Seems she was wanting to get into showing them but there was a family conflict (divorce, I believe ?......who knows......), and she needed to unload them (I was immediately pissed off by that comment !).
Anyway, hubby didn't want to tell me because he knew what I'd say......'Well, dammit, let's go get 'em !!", but to him "the Inn was already full" ! So about a week later, after talking to "Autumn" at our local Sheetz, he decides to tell me about these two unwanted darlings and said the reason why he was telling me is because he had a "bad feeling" about them ! So I asked him if he had Autumn's phone number and he didn't, so we went to the restaurant she worked at, thinking she'd be there (she goes to school but works there in the evenings sometimes and on weekends), but we come to find out she quit ! Well, we couldn't let that deter us because now I was getting a "bad feeling", too, just because of how she said, "they needed to 'unload' them" !
So we asked the lady, Marie, at the bar, if she knew Autumn's last name or her phone number because we needed to get a hold of her. Well we couldn't find her in the phone book because there were umpteen million people with her same last name, so Marie went to see if they still had her info on file and, as luck would have it, they did !!!
Hubby called her, it was a Friday and snowing like a you-know-what, and had to leave a msg. She called him back within a half an hour (we were thinking that it was already too late and her cousin didn't have them anymore because people in desperate situations like that will most likely not care who their animal goes to, just so they're rid of them, know what I mean ?). But again, as luck would have it, her cousin still had them and wanted to get rid of them that evening !!
Now, these people live out in the boonies and it was snowing so bad and the roads were getting treacherous and we couldn't imagine her wanting to drive all that way up here instead of waiting til the next day.......but evidently her cousin was adamant and wanted rid of them ASAP !!!
So we asked her if we needed to bring carriers because the only two carriers we had were at the vets because of two of our bunns being dropped off just that day to be altered, so we had nothing to transport them in ! She told us she would find some carriers and we could give them back later, so we were all set ! Actually she told hubby, originally, that they would come with all the "accessories"......meaning whatever she was housing them in, etc.
Well, of course with the weather, she was like a half hour late and I was so afraid something had happened to them but we didn't want to call on her cell phone for obvious reasons, while she was driving.
Anyway, we knew what color vehicle she would be driving, but hubby was so dumbfounded when he found out she wanted to deliver them in that foul weather, that he couldn't remember what kind of vehicle she would be in !! So of course every red vehicle that could possibly be in our area had to stop at the Sheetz for gas, etc., LOL !
Finally she showed up w/her cousin (very young girl, probly only in her mid-late teens !) and we got out to meet them. Here she told us they couldn't find carriers for them and had them each in a cardboard box w/only enough room for their bodies !
The first pic is of the boxes they were in........notice the wire that was put there as a half-assed way of holding a water bottle !
The second is a pic of "Mattie", the Angora, beside the boxes so you can see how much room she had ! Horrible !!! The boxes were soaking wet and crummy from their excrements........Lord knows how long they were kept in them ! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr
The third pic is of Mattie herself.....she didn't come with any papers, she didn't even have a name , so we haven't a clue how old he/she was or anything ! We couldn't tell the sex because of how bad her poor little bum was ! You will see what I mean, but we finally found out it is a female and so we named her "Mattie" because she was nothing but a big matt when we got her ! If she would've been a male, it would've been "Matt".
I have many more pics of her showing the condition of her coat & will post some after I'm done here.......
The fourth pic is what her bum looked like *sniffle* We had to stop at TSC after we picked up Mattie and "Shadow", the Lionhead, because we were totally caught off guard being that she didn't give us time to get them proper accomodations & while we were there, we told the one girl who has rabbits & works there, about what just happened and wondered if she could tell us exactly what sex Mattie was.......so she came out to the car and took her out of the box. Hubby & I were absolutely TRAUMATIZED at what we saw ! Her bottom was sooooo matted up and "gooey" that this girl couldn't even see the genital area ! I mean, I don't know how this poor thing could even go to the bathroom, there was such a gunked up mess ! I get teary-eyed just telling you all about it because I will never forget that as long as I live ! The poor, poor baby.........*sniffle*
The fifth pic is another view of her bum while in the Xpen. We put her in there the next day before taking her to the vets and then to a groomers, so we could see if there were any other obvious problems (besides the major matting all over her, including her bum) that we needed to tell the vet about before taking her there. The only thing we could see was that she didn't move around as well as our other buns........and of course it was due to the blanket matting she had. It was so bad it was preventing her from even moving her feet very much to hop around !!
I will post some more pics in my next post.......some of her before and after her grooming. She actually had to be shaved ! Another traumatic experience we will never forget...........