Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pepper is doing well after her desexing op

Yesterday Pepper had her desexing operation at Riverbank Animal Hospital conducted by rabbit vet Dr Chris Gough in preparation for her journey to her new life in Sydney with Raj and Neha. 

She is in a cosy recovery capsule sitting on vet fleece with a water bottle and Barastoc Rabbit Pellets.  She is sitting still so that her wound will heal. 

Her capsule is positioned so that she can view the other rabbits in the near vicinity especially Noddy who came up from Sydney all by himself to adopt her and take back to his family in Hurstville. They fly out on Friday this week with Coates Pet Transport. 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Big Announcement! Noddy has chosen Pepper as his new adopted friend! They leave for Sydney by air on Friday!

Noddy and Pepper are great friends!  They both fly via Coates Pet Transport (thanks Michelle) from Grafton airport to Sydney on Friday.  Pepper is being adopted by Noddy and his family Raj and Neha of Hurstville in Sydney.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Noddy the mini lop arrives to adopt a friend of his choice!

We welcomed Noddy to The Rabbit Sanctuary on Friday as we picked him up from his flight from Sydney.  Thank you to Michelle from Coates Pet Transport for arranging his travel.

Noddy is visiting to choose a new friend to take back to his apartment in Hurstville in Sydney.  Noddy's parents, Neha and Raj, were concerned that he was alone in the apartment during the day when they are working so they decided that they would adopt another rabbit friend for him.  Noddy is a desexed male rabbit and since he arrived has soaked up the attention shown to him by his fellow rabbits in the sanctuary.  See a photo of him as he disembarked from the plane in Grafton Airport which is just 20 minutes from The Rabbit Sanctuary.

Noddy is looking forward to being in the Australian Bush for a while, picking his own grass and meeting new friends.

During his stay at the Sanctuary, Noddy is booked in for nail clipping, a sudsy warm bath and a vet checkup.

 Not like the screaching parrot in the background!  The Rabbit Sanctuary is filled with parrots of all types.

Noddy has a Bath!

Noddy is towel dried
He is wash in full sun to avoid a chill and towel dried in the sun.  Then he hops around on a sunny grassy spot in a hutch cage to further dry out.  Later he is finished off with a gentle relaxing blow dry.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Rabbit Found in Willoughby in Sydney's North Shore

Phone June: 02 9419 6617 to enquire about this big rabbit that has moved into June's backyard in Willoughby near Chatswood in North Sydney.  He is cream in colour with pale fawn markings and a pale fawn stripe down his back.

If you would like to adopt this rabbit.  June currently has him in a cocky cage which can't be his home for long.  She would love enquiry from people interested in taking him on a permanent or even a foster basis because she is not set up for keeping a rabbit.  She just saved him from the dangers of being free in her area where there are lots of feral cats and lots of dogs that would kill him if he were to hop into their backyard.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Another happy rehoming of two rabbits to Coffs Harbour NSW!

Amidst all this rain a ray of sunshine with two of our Sanctuary rabbits being adopted by a very responsible and loving family from Coffs Harbour! 

Two Baby Rabbits Looking for a loving home. Owner allergic!!! URGENT Tweed Heads NSW

Linda from Tweed Heads has two baby rabbits (12 and 14 weeks old) looking for a new place to live.

She bought them for her son who immediately developed a severe allergy to them. 

Phone Linda direct if you are interested in taking them on as your own pets.  0407 515 188 or email her at mail@lindamaynard.com

Friday, October 8, 2010

If you are looking for a GUINEA PIG! Click here to see Guinea Pigs for Adoption from The Cavy Cottage

The Cavy Cottage rescues Guinea Pigs, restores their faith in humans with kindness and good healthy food and comfortable surroundings and vet care.  You can adopt one or more guinea pigs from them or you can take a rental package.
For a look at some of these gorgeous piggies for adoption click here.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cost of Pet Transport from Sydney to The Rabbit Sanctuary for a Rabbit or Reverse!

Quite a lot of people have been asking us how much it is to transport a rabbit either to or from The Rabbit Sanctuary.

 Here is the rate from Sydney:

Road Transport in an air conditioned van: $90

Air Transport in an air conditioned plane: $150

The link above gives you a list of Pet Transport Companies that can transport a rabbit.

Friday, October 1, 2010

A question for The Rabbit Sanctuary!

Today we received an interesting question from Robert who is considering surrendering her rabbit to the Rabbit Sanctuary.  Here is the question and my answer:

Robert's question:

Dear Kim
 What has driven you to create this sanctuary ? and what would a rabbits day look like in your care?

Kim's Answer:

Hi Robert,

Thank you for your questions.  I will try to answer...

My husband and I set up and run the sanctuary on our rural bush property.  We are in semi retirement and wanted to do something for rabbits because we love them and because there is so little help for them.  We began by helping one rabbit which led to two etc. and we saw this huge need for a sanctuary to help people like you who are desperate to find their rabbit a safe loving and comfortable environment when they can no longer care for them.  The reasons that people can no longer care for their rabbit are many and varied.

We have many long term or life long rabbit residents in the sanctuary.  Some people don't want their rabbits rehomed and so they live their lives in the sanctuary.

We have a very good rehoming rate too.  We only let rabbits go to new homes if they are very good homes with the right equipment and care plan.

Rehomed rabbits are always welcome back and we stress that to those that adopt them.  That way the rabbit is assured of ongoing care.

A rabbit's day in the sanctuary consists of:

Crack of dawn running and playing
Breakfast of pellets
Water change
Watching people put rocks into freshly dug or too deep rabbit holes
Morning tea treat of carrot or other treat such as 1/4 slice of bread each or a couple of salted peanuts or sultanas each etc.
Afternoon tea of fresh hay
Evening top up of waters and pellets
Dusk running and playing on into the night if the moon is out!

All male rabbits are kept in lawn hutches until desexed at which time they go into the big rabbit run with females and desexed males.

New rabbits are in quarantine hutches on our back verandah until they are vaccinated and it takes effect.

Our local vet sees the sanctuary rabbits at no cost and is available 7 days a week and nights, so vet care is always available for sanctuary rabbits.

I hope that answers your questions:)

Kim Cooney
The Rabbit Sanctuary
Where time never runs out for rabbits...
blog:    http://rabbitrescuesanctuary.blogspot.com
email:  rabbitrescuesanctuary@gmail.com
phone: 0416 062 947