Furrytail Life Rabbit Rescue and Sanctuary was founded when 17 unfixed juvenile rabbits were dumped from a trash can at a public park in June 2016. We soon learned that this public park was somewhere people came to dump their unwanted domestic rabbits. Approximately 25-30 unfixed domestic rabbits still inhabit this park. Our partner, Paula Svendsen, goes to this park every night to feed the rabbits that remain there. As of right now we have the opportunity to save all of them before their numbers grow into the hundreds, as rabbits reproduce very quickly and can carry two litters during one pregnancy due to having two uteruses. Unfortunately we find dead rabbits on a regular basis, some are even week old kits. Many of the rabbits that remain at the park are not only littered with diseases but also in poor health and physical condition. Furrytail Life has already taken in approximately 40 rabbits from this same park to date.
We have recently taken in a rabbit from the park, his name is Shamrock. He has many abscesses on both of his front legs, entire right side and might have to have one of his legs amputated if we cannot clear the abscess in that leg. He was also very emaciated and covered in fleas. If his legs ends up being amputated we are anticipating that it will be quite expensive.
Listed below are some of the things your donations will be going toward:
- Medical/health expenses for the park rescues
- Spay/neuter expenses for the park rescues
- Housing units for the rescued rabbits
- Portable air conditioning units for the park rescues
- Shamrock's medical expenses/possible amputation
- Rabbit food/hay/vegetables