Saturday, November 24, 2012

Today we remember Jim Cooney - Co-Founder of The Rabbit Sanctuary


The Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary today remembers Jim Cooney who left us one year ago.

Jim along with his wife of 42 years, Kim, established the Sanctuary for rabbits in need of shelter.

Jim spent hour each day caring for them.  When the work was done you would so often see him with a bunny in his arms, his face nestled into its fur. Jim loved the rabbits and cared for them with a passion.  If anyone else volunteered to lend a hand Jim would go right around the lot and check every dish to make sure they had fresh food and water.

It has been hard for his family and friends to lose such a wonderful person.  Kim and their son Adam have established a memorial garden on the property for Jim.  There is a little bunny sitting in it right now which is as it should be.  Can you see her in the photo below?

The photo shows the bird bath fountain and Jim's adopted dog Rommy who guards the rabbits. Rommie loves to sit in the memorial garden. It's like he knows.  In the background of the photo you can see a little bit of the Big Rabbit Run. It shows the new "Long House" recently made for rabbit enjoyment and shelter in the Top Rabbit Run and one of the little Rabbit Houses.  On the left you can see "Rabbit Mountain" that is a huge pile of sandy rocky soil that is so hard the rabbits have to work hard to dig tunnels in it and they love to sit on top.

We ask that today people will send their enquiries for surrenders and adoption via email as the family gather to remember Jim with a walk in the memorial garden and a day dedicated to him.  Family members will bring a plant and memento to place in the memorial garden for Jim.

The email is rabbitrescuesanctuary@gmail.com We will respond to enquiries on Sunday.  Thank you.

Jim's Memorial Garden at The Rabbit Sanctuary

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