View Full Version : We've found a baby rabbit....

BB Mommy
12-02-2010, 09:53 AM
"We've found a baby rabbit - we've got it in a box"................................

and that was how Catkin arrived at the rescue a few weeks ago, the first admission of 2010, and as we all know in rescue work things are never quite straightforward.......

Catkin, as he has now been christened, did indeed arrive as a stra...y in a carboard box. A lady had spotted him sitting in the middle of the road, with a cat fast approaching, so she caught him and bought him to us.

Well, the "baby" turned out to be a rather elderly bun, in truly shocking condition :-(
He was skin and bone, absolutely riddled with fleas, had a chronic ear and eye infection, really bad teeth and someone had cut all his fur off!
You can see in the photo that he's had a bad haircut - we reckon he may be a cashmere lop and so should look like a big fluff ball.

I saw Catkin on the night he arived, and to be honest I didn't think he'd make the night. He had no interest in food and sat hunched in the back of his cage looking like Eeyore - really you'd have cried if you'd seen him.
Luckily for Catkin he arrived at the right place, and Operation Louise swung into action!! Lots of tlc, the right medication, somewhere warm and safe to live and a good diet have worked wonders.
These pictures are two weeks after arrival, and as you can see he's looking happy and brighter, although he still has lots of Eeyore moments.
He has a long road ahead, and is likely to remain a sanctuary bun given how bad his teeth and ears are (we do not rehome sick animals, but give them sanctuary and companionship, for the rest of their lives)
If your interested in Catkin I will keep giving updates on how he is doing, and please think about sponsorship - it's cases like Catkin that really need your support.


Biscuit's Mum!
12-02-2010, 10:19 AM
Catkin you are gorgeous :love:

12-02-2010, 10:19 AM
:love::love::love::love::love::love::love::love::l ove::love:
I want Catkin! I'll love you Catkin!!:love::love::love::love:

Ted an Petal
12-02-2010, 10:24 AM
aw bless what a sad story. luckily he has landed in good hands. i hope he makes a full recovery

12-02-2010, 10:41 AM
what a georgeous bunny :shock: :love:

12-02-2010, 12:29 PM
He's beautiful, bless the lady who took him to you. Yes please keep us updated on how he's doing, with lots of photos!:D

12-02-2010, 12:30 PM
His story is just heartbreaking. :( I really hope he can be happy again.

12-02-2010, 12:36 PM
Hes such a lucky bun to end up with you that story made me so sad

12-02-2010, 12:38 PM
so sad:( hats off to the fab lady who picked him up and to you guys for doing such a great job with him:)

12-02-2010, 12:51 PM
Am so glad he was rescued - what a cutie :love:
And what a great name :D

12-02-2010, 12:52 PM
Awww, his little face in the second photo made me melt. :love::love::love:

12-02-2010, 01:37 PM
Catkin is gorgeous :love:

What a sad life he must've had before being brought to the rescue :(

12-02-2010, 01:53 PM
gorgeous!!! :love: