On Friday, April 22nd, Shirley had her last follow up at the vet to see how her condition had evolved since her hospitalization in March.
The conclusion is that she is in great shape and she is ready for adoption! She had a full blood work and everything is normal!
Her weight has increased only slightly, this is because she had a massive compacted stomach and since then, her stomach has reduced and the weight has shifted into muscle mass. She is more massive and in great shape, she now has character, she organizes things her way in her cage and takes on building contracts with cardboard boxes also known as "bunstruction".
The honor goes to the foster home who took such great care. She received daily care, all the necessary treatments and was monitored constantly. We had a sick rabbit that had just lost her buddy Laverne and with presence, care and affection, she is now in good shape and ready for adoption.
With your support, we raised nearly $ 350, a big thank you for your support, it helps tremendously.
For those who have not yet given, there is still time, our veterinary costs amount to more than $ 1,000 including the costs incurred on April 22. Donate.
A big thank you for all your support that enables us to achieve our mission which is to save abandoned domestic rabbits in shelters.
Here is Shirley in her carrier in the waiting room at the vet faculty. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW3FfkEYVxU
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Further to an aggressive infection that struck our bonded pair Laverne & Shirley, our sweet Laverne passed away about 10 days ago. Our Shirley, the survivor, is recovering well but still needs to get better.
In line with our mission, Laverne & Shirley got all the necessary veterinary care at the veterinary faculty at Université de Montréal in Ste-Hyacinthe. The care provided generated a veterinary bill of nearly $900 and Shirley will likely need further tests such as a blood test, x-ray or echography.
Shirley has been relocated to another foster home to be away from the potential pathogens that could be present where she was. She is now being fostered by a vet and is receiving the best possible care.
We are asking for your support to assist us in paying this invoice. No donation amount is too small and all donations will help us in nursing Shirley back to health. We need to be able to continue treating Shirley and to be able to treat any future illness without hesitation should our rabbits be struck again.
We are now a registered charity under Revenue Canada and you can make an on-line donation via Canada Helps and receive immediately a tax deductible receipt. You can make a one-time donation or even monthly donations of any amount, starting from as little as $5 per month.
Here is a picture in the memory of Laverne with Shirley and a picture of Shirley in her convalescent foster home. She has gained weight since!
On behalf of our sweet Shirley and in loving memory of her mate Laverne, we thank you very much for your support.
During Easter, 80% of rabbits
bought in stores are abandoned shortly thereafter. In fact, many
never reach their first birthday.
For our April 4th adoption clinic, instead of presenting our rabbits for adoption, we will be offering stuffed toy rabbits for adoption to send a message that rabbits are not to be bought as Easter gifts as they do not make great pets for kids.
For $10.00 you will receive a stuffed toy rabbit with an adoption certificate and on it the name of a rabbit in one of the rescues in the greater Montreal area and a fun little surprise! Some of the stuffed toy rabbits also smell of chocolate! There will larger ones for 12$ and some holding a baby bunny, also for 12$.
Proceeds will go to Quebec Rabbit Rescue.
So come on out to see us! It will be a pleasure to meet you.
Global Pitou, Minou et compagnon (Plaza Pointe-Claire) 245 boul. St-Jean, Pointe-Claire March 26th, 2016 - 10.00AM-2.00PM
Who are we?
Quebec Rabbit Rescue is run by a very small group of volunteers who donate their own time and resources to find new forever homes for abandoned domestic rabbits languishing in local shelters and we educate the public about domestic rabbit care. We do not have a shelter location. Therefore, we rely exclusively on a small network of foster homes and volunteers to shelter our bunnies until their adoption.
Working with the animal shelters in the greater Montreal area, our organization offers bunnies a second chance at finding their forever home. We do not take in abandoned rabbits from the public (please contact your local SPCA or, better yet, reconsider your decision to abandon your rabbit by seeking advice OR find them an appropriate new home yourself).
We are a NON profit organization supported solely by donations from the public and our volunteers and we receive NO government funding whatsoever.
We spay and neuter all of our rabbits prior to adoption and we always provide appropriate medical care to all of our adorable rabbits!
Every Easter, many unprepared people buy live
rabbits for their children, who often quickly grow tired of them
and animal shelters soon become flooded with rabbits in the
following months. Sadly they can even be dumped outside practically
guaranteeing them an early death where they succumb to injury,
illness, attacks by predators and being hit by cars.
If you are thinking of adopting a rabbit, don't forget that it's a serious and long term commitment and please take the time to educate yourselves on their care by reading about 9 Common Rabbit Myths and our other Resources articles.