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    I'm devastated to say that our beloved Rupert has been helped the bridge this afternoon. We had a long discussion with our excellent vet and concluded that the risk of amputation was too great in terms of the impact on his spine and other hind leg and his quality of life. It was a very difficult decision because in himself Rup was eating well, grooming and being his cheeky self but he was largely immobile and had great difficulty in getting up and moving around. He had already rubbed some fur off his good hock and our conclusions was that it was better to help him to the bridge now rather than see him struggle on. 3 legs. We did also discuss whether pinning his leg was an option but the damage to the bone and ligaments and the indication that the infection was still lurking despite aggressive antibiotic treatment made this impractical.

    Rupert you were such a handsome, friendly, cheeky bunny who put up with daily bandaging of your foot for months but never let it get you down. We have has rescue rabbits for over 30 years mostly Giants but you will stand out forever. Xxx

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    I am sorry to read your sad news about Rupert

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    Quote Originally Posted by elizabethH View Post
    I'm devastated to say that our beloved Rupert has been helped the bridge this afternoon. We had a long discussion with our excellent vet and concluded that the risk of amputation was too great in terms of the impact on his spine and other hind leg and his quality of life. It was a very difficult decision because in himself Rup was eating well, grooming and being his cheeky self but he was largely immobile and had great difficulty in getting up and moving around. He had already rubbed some fur off his good hock and our conclusions was that it was better to help him to the bridge now rather than see him struggle on. 3 legs. We did also discuss whether pinning his leg was an option but the damage to the bone and ligaments and the indication that the infection was still lurking despite aggressive antibiotic treatment made this impractical.

    Rupert you were such a handsome, friendly, cheeky bunny who put up with daily bandaging of your foot for months but never let it get you down. We have has rescue rabbits for over 30 years mostly Giants but you will stand out forever. Xxx
    How heartbreaking for you, I am so sorry I think you have made a very brave, selfless and compassionate decision

    RIP Rupert xx



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    I'm so sorry,binky free Rupert.

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    I'm devastated to say that our beloved Rupert has been helped the bridge this afternoon. We had a long discussion with our excellent vet and concluded that the risk of amputation was too great in terms of the impact on his spine and other hind leg and his quality of life. It was a very difficult decision because in himself Rup was eating well, grooming and being his cheeky self but he was largely immobile and had great difficulty in getting up and moving around. He had already rubbed some fur off his good hock and our conclusions was that it was better to help him to the bridge now rather than see him struggle on. 3 legs. We did also discuss whether pinning his leg was an option but the damage to the bone and ligaments and the indication that the infection was still lurking despite aggressive antibiotic treatment made this impractical.

    Rupert you were such a handsome, friendly, cheeky bunny who put up with daily bandaging of your foot for months but never let it get you down. We have has rescue rabbits for over 30 years mostly Giants but you will stand out forever. Xxx

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    So sorry you have had to let Rupert go. xx

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    So very sorry.That was a difficult and brave decision but exactly the right one for him.

    Binky free Rupert.x

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    Quote Originally Posted by elizabethH View Post
    I'm devastated to say that our beloved Rupert has been helped the bridge this afternoon. We had a long discussion with our excellent vet and concluded that the risk of amputation was too great in terms of the impact on his spine and other hind leg and his quality of life. It was a very difficult decision because in himself Rup was eating well, grooming and being his cheeky self but he was largely immobile and had great difficulty in getting up and moving around. He had already rubbed some fur off his good hock and our conclusions was that it was better to help him to the bridge now rather than see him struggle on. 3 legs. We did also discuss whether pinning his leg was an option but the damage to the bone and ligaments and the indication that the infection was still lurking despite aggressive antibiotic treatment made this impractical.

    Rupert you were such a handsome, friendly, cheeky bunny who put up with daily bandaging of your foot for months but never let it get you down. We have has rescue rabbits for over 30 years mostly Giants but you will stand out forever. Xxx

    I am so sorry to read this elizabeth, but I know you made the very best decision for Rupert, despite it being so heart-breaking for you x
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    I'm so sorry. Binky Free Rupert.💔💔


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    Iím so sorry binky free Rupert xx

    Thinking of you and sending hugs xx

    Binky free at the bridge Boots, you will never be forgotten xxxx
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