Posts filed under 'Rescue & Re-Homing'
HRSS received an urgent email from a rabbit owner seeking financial help to sterilize her rabbits. In her email, she mentioned that people started dumping their unwanted rabbits into her house after knowing that she’s keeping cats as well.
It started off with 1 unsterilised male, and subsequently, other intact females were dumped and they started breeding until the population hit 10 rabbits. As there’re also cats in her place, some of the young baby bunnies were attacked by the adult cats.
Afraid that the situation will get worst, she wrote to us as a last resort of help as she was unable to raise the money for their sterilization to control the population.
After corresponding with this lady, we made a trip down to her place to better understand the situation. HRSS agree to help sterilize all the intact rabbits in hope that it’ll stop the breeding and improve the situation. It was arranged that a total of 8 bunnies will be sterilized (2 of them had already been sterilized earlier prior before HRSS was alerted). 4 of them were scheduled to be sterilized on 31 Jan 2007 and the other 4 will be scheduled to be sterilize in February.
Unfortunately, we received news that some of the female rabbits were pregnant again. 2 intact males broke out of their enclosure and created havoc before they were sterilized. A total of 15 baby rabbits were born. All adult rabbits had been sterilized as at now.
HRSS will need to sterilize and rehome all the rabbits (adults and babies) and we sincerely need your help and support.
If you would like to help us foster or adopt these lovely rabbits, please email us.
If you would like to donate towards the sterilization costs, please send a cheque to :
House Rabbit Society (Singapore)
Toa Payoh Central Post Office
PO Box 108
Please indicate ‘HRSS Special Appeal’ behind the cheque together with your address/ email so that we can send a receipt.
Your help will be greatly appreciated. On behalf of these rabbits, we would like to express our heartfelt thanks!
March 28th, 2007
I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter… the cast-offs of human society.
I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal and I was angry.
“God,” I said, “this is terrible! Why don’t you do something?”
God was silent for a moment and then He spoke softly.
“I have done something,” He replied.
“I created You.”
~ Jim Willis, 1999
March 11th, 2007
“Hey Char, I just found a rabbit. I think its leg is broken. What do I do with it? Can HRSS take it in?”
That was the call I recieved around midnight on easter sunday earlier this year. I managed to persuade my friend to keep the rabbit till I could pick it up the next day and send it to the vet.
Because I had school, I could only pick up the little fellow in the afternoon but when I got to her house, her dad said that he had sent the rabbit to SPCA. My friend was asleep at the time and when she met me, she told me that she did not know why her dad sent it to the SPCA because she specifically told him that I would come and collect it from them. We got very upset and decided to call Adeline for help. Although she was working, Adel called up the SPCA for us and tried to locate the white albino bunny but SPCA had no record of a white albino bunny being surrendered that day. My friend then called her dad to ask him how he surrendered the bunny and her dad realised that he had told the SPCA that the bunny was black instead of white! So we called the SPCA again and lo and behold, a black bunny was surrendered earlier!
My friend and I rushed down to the SPCA in a taxi to pick up the little fellow and proceeded to send him to the vet for a full check up. The poor guy was so malnourished you could clearly see the outline of his backbone. His paws were stained yellow with urine and his hind legs seem bent at an awkward angle. Thankfully, the vet told us that the problem with his hind legs was due to stunted growth(he must have been kept in a really small cage) and that it wasn’t broken.
On the taxi ride to my home from the vet’s, we decided to name the bunny “Midnight” because of the time I recieved the call and the fact that a white albino bunny was mistaken for a black one. And that’s the story of how little Midnight came to live with us one Easter Sunday.
After a few months of TLC, little Midnight grew bigger and rounder as well. The night he came to us, he could hardly stand on his own but just a month later, he was hopping around the house like it was his playground. He even found a sweetheart! It was love at first sight when Midnight saw Gaby. He just couldn’t keep his eyes off her and was simply overjoyed when we put the two of them together. Both darlings Gaby and Midnight have since been adopted and are settling down in their new home.
Gaby and Midnight(with his tongue stuck out). They are just adorable. (:
Another one for the rescurers! Yippie!
Till the next post, patch
December 2nd, 2006