During Christmas time, we decided to lighten the load of a local shelter by adopting a couple of animals. Our Rescue Coordinator, Stephanie Turner, pointed us in the direction of the organization Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter (BUNS).
After speaking with their wonderful staff about what we were looking for, they walked us over to a pen with a beautiful creme Lop-eared rabbit inside. Renata was a calm sweetheart in my arms and yet active around the pen. We couldn't believe that she only had three legs! The volunteer informed me that they had rescued her from the side of the road with severe damage to one leg and a crushed pelvis. Renata recovered from her surgeries due to the loving care and rehabilitation of the BUNS volunteers.
After meeting Renata, we decided to take a look at everyone else before we made our decision. We didn't get very far before our hearts were captured once again. In the next exercise pen was a dark agouti Lionhead rabbit named Lorna. She was confiscated from a breeder that was hoarding and neglecting rabbits. Lorna suffered infections in her eyes from the unsanitary conditions. Unfortunately, one eye did not completely recover. Regardless of her extra care, her spunky personality and gentle nature made Lorna our final candidate!
Lorna and Renata are not available for adoption. Both rabbits will remain part of our programs here at Canine & Equine Ranch. We hope that people discover how wonderful rescue bunnies are. Additionally, we admire each of these girls for their tenacity to overcome their terrible circumstances.
The rabbits of BUNS are already spayed which is a huge benefit both behaviorally as well as for their physical health. To learn more about this fantastic organization visit www.bunssb.org!
Kate & Jason