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hunnybun
27-08-2006, 04:31 PM
Two rabbits I rehomed a couple of weeks ago have been killed by the owners dog, I got the call yesterday and have been totally devastated by the news

This morning! The new owners of Sooty and sweep who only went to their new home yesterday phoned me to say their neighbours dog had got into their garden and has killed Sooty, I just can't believe it, I feel so gutted, my poor poor rabbits, today I feel like giving it all up.

Today I have cleaned all my hutches and moved them all into better positions but my heart just wasn't in it, what is the point in all my hard work!!? I know theses things happen and the families it happened did everything they could to prevent it but i just feel so responsible :cry: :cry: :cry:

bilbo
27-08-2006, 04:33 PM
omg i am so sorry ((hugs)). my two dogs are kept well away from my two. Im so sorry for you. Dont give up you do a great job and help loads of buns :)

hunnybun
27-08-2006, 04:39 PM
omg i am so sorry ((hugs)). my two dogs are kept well away from my two. Im so sorry for you. Dont give up you do a great job and help loads of buns :)

I have two dogs! They are kept in the kennel when the rabbits are in teh runs and they are allowed out when the rabbits are in the hutches! simple safe and effective :roll:

bilbo
27-08-2006, 04:45 PM
yep i could never live with myself if my two killed/caused my two to die. so they are always away from them.Hate to say it but letting dogs near rabbits is irresponsible and the new owners must feel heartbroken :(

AlisonA
27-08-2006, 04:47 PM
Oh no how awful :cry: Can you think back to the homechecks and think if there is anything else you could insist on, if the owner has dogs, or if there are nearby dogs who could potentially get into the garden.

Big hugs to you, that's a horrible thing to have happen :cry: :cry:

Apache
27-08-2006, 04:51 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that ((hugs))

maybe as Alison says you can include this as part of the home check, and quiz them about dogs.

Jx

missshell
27-08-2006, 04:52 PM
Oh god im so sorry. Thats awful news :( Please dont feel like giving it up you do a marvelous job x

Spacegirl
27-08-2006, 04:53 PM
How awful! But don't forget all the dozens of buns living a very happy life because of you! Its easy to focus on the really terrible (but rare) outcomes - there are far more that you are benefitting. It IS worth it!

bunnymadhouse
27-08-2006, 05:01 PM
I know excatly how you feel .
a lady who adopted of us last year rang this week to say their neighbours dog had got one of their buns .

i feel awful too but i feel more awful for the family . they have lost a loved member of the family and feel realy bad even though it isnt their fault .

hunnybun
27-08-2006, 05:06 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that ((hugs))

maybe as Alison says you can include this as part of the home check, and quiz them about dogs.

Jx

I did, I interrogate them!!!1

Ali
27-08-2006, 05:07 PM
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww I am so sorry, for this very sad news, sending you lots of Hugs, its not your fault so don't blame yourself, :love:

Justine
27-08-2006, 05:10 PM
I'm so sorry to hear this but really wasn't anything you could have done to prevent this or predict it either.

Please don't blame yourself. :cry: :cry:


Justine xx

Jack's-Jane
27-08-2006, 05:27 PM
Oh how very sad :(
Of course you are not responsible, although I can fully understand that is how you feel. Please dont give up as the work you do is so important and not many people have your ability. I dont for one.
Try hard to think not only of those poor Buns but also of those who are now enjoying life in a lovely home all thanks to YOU.
And of course Rowen is only alive because of YOU.
Hugs heading North right now

Janex

loopylop
27-08-2006, 05:37 PM
Oh no, that is awful :cry:

You must be so hurt and frustrated, but those bunnies need you and you do a fab job xxxx

nicole
27-08-2006, 06:06 PM
Kareen you do a fantastic job please don't give up.
You must feel heartbroken, but you did everthing you could for those rabbits.
I totaly understand how you must feel. But as horrible as it sounds these things happen (all tho it should'nt), no one can forsee these events.
Keep you chin up and carry on with all your hard and fantastic work you do.xxx

honeybunny
27-08-2006, 06:13 PM
don't blame yourself..despite homechecks things can go wrong..I've had 2 ex honeybunnies die in their new homes needlessly so I know how you are feeling :cry:
you do wonderful work so concentrate on all the positives..sending hugs xx

xEMMAx
27-08-2006, 06:27 PM
Oh how terrible!! :cry:

Don't give up, it's not your fault at all!! Just think of all the bunnies you've rehomed who are really really happy in great loving homes... you should be proud of that! :D
Unfortunetly bad things happen and nothing can be done :(

Really hope you feel better soon... sending hugs xx

Lind80
27-08-2006, 06:34 PM
Thats awful! I really feel for you. But as everyone has said, there is absolutely no way you could know this was going to happen! Many dogs are absolutely fine with bunnies, my seven sit in the garden with the rabbits out all the time. You do a great job and think of all those rabbits you have helped!

hunnybun
27-08-2006, 06:35 PM
Thanks everyone, your words mean so much. xxxxxxxxx

whiskyscruffles
27-08-2006, 06:56 PM
there was no way you could see that coming. the people resposible for it are the dogs owners. just think of all the rabbits that are now living long happy lives because of your work, dont give up on the others that need you so much, you do such a great job.
im so glad we have such good dogs, i could never have all these pets if i didnt trust them.

Azraelm
27-08-2006, 07:17 PM
That is so terrible :(

Like everyone else has said, you do such a fantastic job, don't blame yourself

sparklefairy
27-08-2006, 07:23 PM
awwww :cry: :cry: :cry: what a horrible and tragic thing to happen :cry: I'm so sorry.
as others have said, please don't blame yourself, no one could have forseen this. Don't give up on what you do as the other bunnies need you and there will be more bunnies who need a second chance in the future. Just think what might become of them if you were not there for them. thinking of you at this sad time xxx

johannapage
27-08-2006, 09:50 PM
Aww,
dont blame yourself, you do an amazing job!! It was just very bad luck.

I will add however to Bilbo that not all dogs are killers! I was quite offended by your comment that it is irresponisble as my dog and huse bun cuddle up together, i wouldn't leave them on their own just in case, but I do resent that comment!!!

Dont sterotype as not everyone is daft or has an evil dog!!!

bluebunny
27-08-2006, 10:02 PM
Awwww dont blame yourself you werent to know
My two dogs are great with the rabbits,but they were both bought up with them

kayjay
27-08-2006, 10:04 PM
Aww,
dont blame yourself, you do an amazing job!! It was just very bad luck.

I will add however to Bilbo that not all dogs are killers! I was quite offended by your comment that it is irresponisble as my dog and huse bun cuddle up together, i wouldn't leave them on their own just in case, but I do resent that comment!!!

Dont sterotype as not everyone is daft or has an evil dog!!!

I suppose it depends on the breed. I read the other day of a terrier type dog who attacked and killed a ferret being walked on a harness at a country show. He'd never done anything like that before but his instincts just reared up and he went for the ferret. I don't think I'd totally trust any dog with a prey animal though.

Leanne
28-08-2006, 09:38 AM
Hun thats awful :( But as everyone else has already said, it so isn't your fault & I would feel irrationally guilty too so see where you're coming from but you have to remember that YOU gave them the best care you could & they DID go to homes where they were going to be loved, unfortunately accidents can & do happen :( Just remember all the love & attention they were given :)

raven_guest
28-08-2006, 10:25 AM
No! That's awful! Poor bunnys and poor new owners and esp poor you! How awful!

Beebop
28-08-2006, 11:02 AM
Aww Hun, I am so sorry, but don't beat yourself up, like everyone else said it wasn't your fault and you do an amazing job! Sending many hugs your way! XxX :cry:

hannah
28-08-2006, 11:08 AM
Kareen, thats so awful, I feel for you. But as everyone says, dont give up you do a fantastic job, as you know Archie is only here because of you and Caira and our life wouldnt be the same without our wee scotsbun!

**Bonnie**
28-08-2006, 03:45 PM
that is awful, poor you. you are doing an amazing job with the buns, this is extremely unfortunate circumstance , just think about the ones you have saved and are now in great homes!

bluelop
28-08-2006, 04:55 PM
You must feel really devastated at that kind of news when you work so hard to help the buns. But we can never stop these accidents how ever hard we try it is always down to human error that can't be forseen. If only we could eh?
My two cavaliers are really gentle with my four rabbits but I still would not leave them alone when I go out. You can never guess what situations could arise. it is just not worth chancing is it.
Thinking of you. Pam.