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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Transport needed for 4 rabbits from Sydney to Grafton! Please spread the word...

We have a request for transport for rabbits from Sydney to The Rabbit Sanctuary in Northern NSW near Grafton.  There are 4 young female mini lops: one fawn, two are black and white and one is harlequin.  They have been in bad circumstances having been left by a young girl with her aged grandmother who kept them in a box in the laundry in a house of barking dogs with no attention or affection.  The aged care worker finally managed to rescue them with the grandmother's consent.  The carer however has been told by her landlord she cannot keep them there.

Please put the word out that we need transport from anyone who is travelling from Sydney or near Sydney to near Grafton / Coffs Harbour area in the near future that would be willing to bring them up.  Money would be provided for petrol.

If you can help with transport please contact:  Tina on 0432 322 763 who is located in Western Sydney in Blacktown but would drive them to other suburbs..  Her email is


  1. Thank you to Dog Movers pet transport these wonderful rabbits will arrive at the Rabbit Sanctuary Thursday 22/4/10. The price was $90 from Sydney to Grafton where we will pick them up from the designated point at MacDonalds between 6am and 8am. Hmmm... does that mean we will just 'have' to have a MacDonalds breakfast while we wait!? Thank you to Tina for saving these beautiful rabbits!

  2. A lovely note from Tina who originally rescued the 4 rabbits (see original post on them for details).

    To the Rabbit Sanctuary

    Thank you again for taking our adopted bunnies and giving them a new home. When we got them they were checked by a vet, skinny and under weight as well as frightened but given the all clear. We have given them names and noticed their personalities starting to come out. The fawn coloured bunny is "Chewy". All she did was eat constantly for about 3 days when we got her home. She loves to dig holes and tunnels. She's about 18 months old. The grey and white harlequin is "Lopsy" because when you look at her the markings on her head make her look lop-sided. She gets chased by "Chewy". The other two, we nicknamed "The Twins". As you can see, they look almost identical. I One has a little more white on her facee. We think this is the girl and think the other is a boy, but can't be sure. The 'boy' we called "Groucho" because of the moustache on his face and the girl is "Minnie". They are about 6 months old. "Lopsy" is probably the easiest to catch, but not to hold and "Chewy" is hard to catch but easy to hold. The "Twins" are hard to catch. I have a bag of greens for them and some grains we have left. Because "Chewy" Chases "Lopsy", we thought it best to have the vet give her an injection to keep her calm and not attack "Lopsy" on the journey. We have grown quite attached to them, holding them and getting them used to humans (sorry, people). We will miss our little bunnies and have some photos to remember them. As I said, when we move to Port Macquarie in a few years we will find a shelter and adopt one who needs a home. I have grown up with animals; cats, dogs, birds, lizards and anything else that would follow me home or any that I could rescue. I remember once I crawled into a drain to rescue an injured cat that the kids were throwing rocks at, took him home, nursed him, bandaged his wounds and let him go when he was better. That's the first time I rescued an animal. I was eight and have been doing it since. I find it strange not having animals around so when we got these, it was great, even if only for a short time. "Lopsy" is my favourite. She is a sweet little thing and was the first to react with the caring and attention she got. The others not so much. As you will notice they are still rather frightened. I'm so happy they are going to a good home and not to a pound down here in Sydney which would have been the only choice had I not found the Rabbit Sanctuary in northern NSW. These lovely little bunnies deserve a good home and room to run and be bunnies. I hope they fit in well in their new homes. Thank you again. Tina and kids.


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