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    Well done to you. Been in the same situation myself with our first rabbit. Glad he has found a safe and loving home.

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    Well done!

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    Spoke to one of the receptionists at the vet clinic I take my own buns too, explained the situation, and asked about bringing the newbie down this afternoon for a microchip scan and a wellness check. She seemed surprised that anyone would get a rabbit microchipped, let alone bring in a caught one to have it checked. Then said she supposed I could, then if it seemed in good health I could ‘take it back where I found it and let it go again’! Let it go again?! It took 2 hours to catch!

    Surely I can’t, in good consience, chuck what I’m 90% sure is a domesticated rabbit back into a town central car park, by itself, and leave it?? Would you do that to a straying dog??

    Newbie had a seemingly subdued night - it ventured out the carrier to get the kale I scattered, and drank from the water bowl but not the bottle, and didn’t touch the hay in the litter tray, but might be munching the hay in the carrier. Few poops, but again I think most poops and pees will be in the carrier. From observing it roaming yesterday, it was grazing the grass, plus eating some of the berries and leaves from the shrubs (not good at IDing plants), with all that fresh foraging for the past few days at least, I’m not surprised it’s not that fussed about hay. I’ll see about collecting some fresh grass for it, and put Readigrass in in the meantime.

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    Let it go again!!!???!!! How utterly brainless. What an incredible ingorant thing to suggest.

    Hope he/she continues to do well. Will you keep it?

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    I think when you take it to check for a microchip you ought to mention the receptionists comment to the nurse or whoever scans bunny. She needs to learn that that's not appropriate. Well done on catching bunny x

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    I'm like this Weird.

    Good luck this afternoon x

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    Iím glad you manage to capture the bunny. I canít believe the attitude of the vet receptionist!

    I suppose itís understandable that bunny is a bit subdued with everything it has been through but if it is eating and drinking fine then it seems like it will settle. He/she might prefer forage such as grass and brambles and Iím sure readigrass will go down well

    Good job you are looking after him/her so well

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    Even I wouldn't let it go again! It's too cold out there!

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    Let it go again?! How irresponsible to suggest such a thing. It wouldn't surprise me if the poor darling has been dunped. I'll be keeping an eye out on this thread for updates

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    I'm with Glinge. Mention the Receptiist's comment to eg senior nurse and let them deal with it. It was a totally inappropriate comment.

    Wouldn't it be illegal to let it go?
    - if it's a domestic rabbit - it shouldn't be re-dumped - surely it would be against the 5 Freedoms?
    - if it's a wildie, wouldn't it be illegal to re-release a 'pest' species?

    I can understand re-releasing eg a cat at the site it was found as a feral after neutering.

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