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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > RESCUE EFFORTS FOR SHELTERS > I did my first rescue today
Last Post by Hedi at 7/06/2007 4:19 PM (9 Replies)
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User is Offline osprey
Los Altos, California
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6/30/2007 10:25 AM

I actually went to a shelter and pulled two death row bunnies this morning.  They are sitting in my living room now.  They will be transferred to another transporter later today, and finally into foster care sometime tonight.  The shelter was not yet open to the public when I was there, so I had to go in through the entrance where they allow people to bring in strays.  I was there less than 30 minutes, and two cats were dumped in the time I was there.  Even in the public area I could hear the kittens crying in the back.  I can't imagine what it must be like to work there.

 




User is Offline MooBunnay
Dallas, Texas (Allen)
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6/30/2007 5:15 PM
That must have been very hard - I'm sorry I have not even ventured into a shelter - I know that I would be very upset for a long time if I was in that environment. Good for you going to get those bunnies though! What are their names? And what kind of bunnies are they? I just hate how people are so irresponsible that we have to have areas in every city where people just dump their animals. It makes me sad & very angry!



User is Offline BB
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7/01/2007 8:51 AM
Oh, aren't those bunnies lucky and what a wonderful thing you all do. I know it is soooo hard to see what happens behind the scenes. When I worked with a shelter for a few months, the most heartbreaking thing was having to go back to get something out of the intake department, and see people giving up their own dogs and cats(not strays) and seeing the confused frightened look on their animals face. And it didn't seem to phase their owner as they just signed the paperwork and trotted off. I'm sure some kept any pain inside, but I don't know how someone could even put on a fake smile when their dog is looking at them like "why are you leaving me"

I do remember though after a while seeing the happy endings to those sad beginnings so it dampened the hurt, but I still had to swallow hard. Many times, later, things I shut out to get on with the day, would later haunt me when I wasn't expecting it.

It's just so hard, and I commend the people that can actually work there. I don't know how they do it.



User is Offline osprey
Los Altos, California
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7/02/2007 6:32 AM

Here are the two lucky bunnies that I pulled on Saturday.  The holland lop is called Mia and the tiny gray girl is Shelley.

 


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User is Offline osprey
Los Altos, California
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7/02/2007 6:35 AM

When I went to do the pickup, the tech actually pulled the wrong bunny for one of them.  Instead of the lop, they brought out a polish dwarf, who looked just like my little Deanna.  It was very very hard watching them take him back to his cage so that they could get the right one.  He's on death row too, just no room for him :-{

 




User is Offline Lucy
Chicago, IL
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7/02/2007 5:33 PM
tiz so small... and so cute... and shouldn't die.. so sad. good for you! (i'm at a loss of words)



User is Offline (dig)x(me)x(now)
San Diego, Calif.
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7/02/2007 6:17 PM
Ahh the little grey one is going to make my head explode!!! Awww!!!!



Rachel & Frankie

User is Offline Gravehearted
Campbell, CA
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7/02/2007 9:10 PM
i am so relieved you were able to rescue them in time! what cuties


~ bunny mom to to HRH Hareiette, Viktor the crazy Krum and Pandora, prima binky ballerina ~ Save a life, Adopt!

User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
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7/03/2007 10:17 AM
CUTE!!!!!



User is Offline Hedi
Dayton, OH
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7/06/2007 4:19 PM

They are adorable!

I hear a lot of people say it would be hard to work in a shelter. I would love to work in a rabbit rescue but we have none in this area. When I started volunteering at the HS I thought it would be hard. I am so allergic to cats and dogs that I (sounds bad i know) tend to ignore them. I am there during the day when they are closed to clean bun cages and socialize them so I dont have contact with those other animals.

I adore my rabbits and sad when they leave but of course thrilled they have a new home. We are not a no kill shelter unless horribly sick. We dont kill due to room. Fergie has been with us for 3 months now and I think she will be there forever to be honest. I would take them all home if I could but I surprisingly was able to separate myself. I spoil them, buy/make them toys, buy them greens, etc. So I do believe the buns feel they are loved. They each get 30min-1hr out at least 4 times a week.

I found out the cats do not get any time out at all and the dogs only on a volunteer basis which is so sad. Our rabbits get better treatment than the other animals do.



Carrera 6yo Mini Rex
Pookie 5yo Dwarf
Cooper 2yo old Mini Lop
Hooper (Hooptie) 2yo Mini Rex
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