neglected rabbit

(17 Posts)
5hounds Fri 28-Dec-12 19:09:44

We were walking our dog down the river bank and came across a huge rabbit, the poor thing was drenched and covered in mud. I put my coat around her and rushed her home.
She was covered in solid poo so I gave her a warm bath to try to clean her up, when I tried to losen the poo the bath filled with blood, I was histerical and screamed at my partner for my phone.
I rang my dogs vets in a complete state and was told to bring her straight in. She had to have staples and was kept in overnight as was in shock.
We collected her the next day, vets have said the poo was stuck over a nasty cut which ran from her bum to girly bits, they have been stapled. She also has urine burns and overgrown claws. Vets said she was obviously kept in her own filth. How can people do this? We are keeping her, she now has full run of my spare room, has fallen in love with my puppys bed and has claimed it as her own. She loves her hay, fresh water and veg.
problem now is she's a very fat rabbit 6kg and can't reach to clean her own bits so im doing it for her with wet wipes and cream for her urine burns. She goes back to have her staples out on the 2nd. I can't belive someone let her get in this state sad

Jellykat Fri 28-Dec-12 19:40:16

Thats such an awful story, some people are so cruel, it makes me feel sick sad
but aww i'm glad you're keeping her, bless her, she is one very lucky bunny! ..
Hope she continues to recover well..

5hounds Fri 28-Dec-12 19:55:36

thankyou smile she is such a sweetheart to, her and Ellie my staffy pup are inseparable and spend the evenings curled up in bed together. (supervised)
IV told the vet as she's staying were more than happy to pay bill. Was hoping someone would of tried to claim her as I no the vets had alot to say to them and I want to report whoever is responsible. Just glad she will have a great life now although she's not impressed with the diet food the vets gave us

I'm so glad you found her.

Rabbits are apparently the most abused animals in the uk sad

I loved my bunny - he gave me more than 12 years of happiness, no idea how someone could treat an animal like that.

uptheamp Fri 28-Dec-12 20:04:23

poor bunny - lucky you found her sad

RedRosie Fri 28-Dec-12 20:07:15

Bless you. So kind. Poor little thing.

sad

There are some bastards in the world... then there are nice people like you.

smile

5hounds Fri 28-Dec-12 20:15:32

Its disgusting the way people treat animals sad im guessing with what the vet said about the urine burns (which are so sore) that she's been forgotten about in a hutch at the bottom of someones garden. I might take a walk where we found her and peer into some gardens. 12 is an excellent age. Vets think she's over 5

Jellykat Fri 28-Dec-12 20:23:33

I would have a look too actually, i'd hazard a guess she couldn't have been hopping around for long or she'dve been got by a dog or fox, but not sure what you could do if you do spot an empty dirty hutch.. sad

KateShmate Fri 28-Dec-12 20:23:59

Oh that's awful, makes me so sad sad
She is super super lucky that you came to her rescue though!
Think you deserve a big wine and thanks for taking her in and paying bills etc.
What have you called her?

uptheamp Fri 28-Dec-12 20:24:40

if you did spot a hutch def call the rspca and leave it to them

Lozislovely Fri 28-Dec-12 20:25:00

Oh god, this has made me cry sad

People really don't realise what looking after buns entails. I have 2. One being a rescue through a local charity and the stories the owner tells me make me so sad , but folk seem to think that a little cute bundle of fluff will be the perfect pet. In reality they aren't. My buns aren't lap or hug loving buns but live the of Riley with the run of the back garden and a hutch more luxurious than my house!!!

The ending to your story is such a happy one and I hope bun and dog continue to live happily ever after smile

5hounds Fri 28-Dec-12 20:35:35

thankyou for the wine smile I will go and look but at same time I don't want them claiming ownership, maybe if I find a hutch I could leave a note on it telling them what awful people they are, any ideas? Vets thought she was out for a while as they'd never seen a rabbit drink so much.
Have named her dusty as she was when found her and she has a specally white and black and grey colouring smile

5hounds Fri 28-Dec-12 20:38:44

dusty don't like been picked up but she loves been stroked, if you stop she nips you and snorts shed hilarious :D

Jellykat Fri 28-Dec-12 20:59:40

Wow, she is really bloody lucky if she'd been out and about for a while then!

5hounds Fri 28-Dec-12 21:05:21

very lucky, vets not sure what caused her injury, that would of been done when she was lose, looked like she,d been scalped, took 15 staples to close it but didn't look like a bite, just so glad she's ok, the only reason I didn't notice it before bathing her was because her hole groin was plastered in rock solid poo

abzfrom5ive Wed 27-Mar-13 00:53:08

poor bunny
she is very lucky to have been found by you though

abzfrom5ive Wed 27-Mar-13 00:53:52

ooops sorry zombie thread...just lurking in pets!

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