It’s been about a week since we rescued a family of neglected rabbits from a backyard in Kennesaw. There has been such interest and concern from our fellow bunny lovers that we wanted to give you all an update on their progress.
First, the sad news. Though we have tried and have several people on neighborhood watch, we have been unable to find and capture the daddy and fifth rabbit of the pack. At last sighting he looked to have an injured leg so we fear the worst. We continue to keep on the lookout for him though and hold out hope that he will reappear soon.
There is encouraging news about the little buns we took in though! It took us a few days but we have been able to distinguish the sex of the buns and therefore, give them names. As it turned out, there were 3 girls and one boy to the group. Trudy is the name of the little hurt foot bunny (we mistakenly referred to her as a him when she 1st got here. We hope she forgives us!) Adrianna is one of the sisters. Johna, named after her rescuer, is the momma bun and Paul is the one boy of the bunch.
Despite Trudy being utterly petrified when 1st caught, she is warming up to her foster mom and now awaits her arrival in anticipation of treats. She has healed well after surgery and takes her medicine like a champ! Trudy’s going back to Dr Colby for a check up in a few days. We are crossing our fingers for good news about her leg. Below is a picture of Trudy.
Today we reunited Paul and Johna. They seemed friendly with each other when they were 1st rescued but we were unsure if they were a bonded pair. Turns out, they are in love! The two were SO happy to see each other again. Within a short period of time we witnessed bunny flops, tail wagging and half binkies. They are back together now sharing a pen and acting like completely different bunnies! Paul has gone from a timid and nervous little guy to a bold and curious bun in a matter of minutes! Johna looks relaxed and happy. We couldn’t be more thrilled. Below is a picture of Paul
Adrianna is currently being housed at a foster home. We are hearing great things about her progress. She is eating, pooping and napping like a pro! She seems friendly and relaxed with her foster mom. We have no doubt she will turn out to be a great little companion for some lucky person.
There are still vet visits in their immediate future as they need rechecks on their injuries and all need to be spayed and neutered before they are ready for adoption. We are optimistic that all will be in good health and good spirits shortly. We will be back with an update on the success of Trudy’s surgery after her next appointment.
We would like to thank all of our supporters who have generously donated to the Kennesaw Fund! Your support goes a long way in helping us to pay their extensive vet bills. We and the buns have a ways to go still though so continuing donations would be more than welcome. We would also like to thank those who have stepped up and offered to foster. We took on the responsibility of rescuing these bunnies even though we didn’t have the space available. Thanks to our compassionate network of supporters these little buns will have a safe place to recover from their ordeals.