Update 1/4/16: Thank you for your support! All of these bunnies are now safely out of the shelter and are starting to get over their URIs and ready for new homes! The Avian and Exotic Clinic of Monterey has been very generous in helping these bunnies, and we are down to needing just 2 more spays. Your donations get these bunnies the medicines and procedures they need on their way to being happy, healthy, well-loved house bunnies.
Update 12/13/15: Animal Friends Rescue Project has pulled 6 of these bunnies into their rabbit program. Of the remaining 11, all have been spayed or neutered now except for 4 girls who still need to be spayed. Irri has been diagnosed with megacolon, and she and Binni have been taken into our sanctuary program.
Our biggest hurdle has been in resolving the upper respiratory infections that so many of these bunnies have. We would like to do another culture and sensitivity test and perhaps add a nebulized antibiotic to their regimen, but we need another $250 for the lab and pharmacy.
A large number of rabbits were recently abandoned on Old Stage Road. Monterey County Animal Services has 17 that are being vetted for medical conditions, and will be spayed or neutered and made available for adoption.
These three were immediately pulled for medical reasons, and Friendly Farms is fostering them. Irri has an upper respiratory infection, Binni has a crushed foot and a URI, and Basmati has a torn third eyelid. All are expected to recover soon and will be available for adoption after their spays and neuter. Binni will need a home that will accommodate her special “lucky foot”, as she will be a little less agile than other bunnies.
We need approximately $1200 to get the rest of these rabbits spayed and neutered. Please donate to the Friendly Farms Medical Fund at the Avian and Exotic Clinic of Monterey. Their number is 831-647-1147 and they will take your credit card number over the phone. Or donate online at YouCaring. With your support, we can get these bunnies into loving homes for the holidays!