The following is a list of the bunnies we have helped over the years. If you love reading about success stories, this page is for you!
In 2010, Huntsville Animal Services got two large groups of rabbits within a few weeks of each other. The first group consisted of about 20 bunnies, all young (some as young as one day old), mainly Florida Whites and Havanas, and all with respiratory issues, parasites and in generally poor condition. Because of their medical problems we took in this entire large group and got them the veterinary care they needed, otherwise they would have been euthanized by the shelter. Several were in our vets intensive care unit for over a week, but with such good veterinary care all except the one day olds survived, thrived, and went on to happy lives after some time in foster care.
Just a few short weeks later, another group of 17 rabbits was brought in to HAS. Most of the bunnies were young (6-8 weeks), very pretty colors and highly adoptable. Our group offered to come in every day to feed them and clean cages. Despite this, the shelter director informed us that they would be euthanized. Although we were stretched to our capacity, we took in these unwanted bunnies, making a total of 37 rabbits plus our previous fosters in our care. We are very proud that we did not abandon these needy rabbits, and that we did the hard work of taking them into our care.
Bianca was in the first group of bunnies that came in, and remains in our care today as through no fault of her own she was never adopted.She has recently been declared a sanctuary bunny as it is unlikely that we can find someone to adopt her at her age. Bianca is a calm but curious girl who loves attention and is happiest when ripping new windows in her cardboard boxes. We love her very much and she will have a home with us for the rest of her life.
Big Petey, a New Zealand boy, was rescued after he came into HAS as an older bunny who had lived in a cage in a back yard. He had never had veterinary care and had a host of problems – overgrown teeth, respiratory issues and some GI stasis problems. He had a big personality though, and after his medical issues were under control he became our education bunny for several years. Petey was known as the Mayor of the main foster house, and greeted every visitor like an old friend. Because of his health issues he stayed with us in Sanctuary until he passed away at an estimated age of eleven years old.
Blondie was one of three bunnies who came to us from a hoarding situation, and she had spent much of her young life in a filthy cage barely big enough to turn around in. A lovable Lionhead, she developed intestinal issues soon after coming to us. In spite of this she found the best adopters we could ever hope for, and now lives with her husbun, Marbles, in Madison. We would like to thank the lovely woman from Forgotten Felines who alerted us to this situation.
Bobo, a Harlequin lion head, came in to HAS as a stray with the worst case of fleas we have ever seen – literally hundreds. Our volunteer treated him with Ivermectin at the shelter and then spent several hours combing dead fleas off of him. He quickly came into foster care with us where he was treated for anemia and poor nutrition. The effort was worth it – he was adopted to a wonderful couple in Nashville who fell in love with him at first sight.
Boo, an English Spot boy, was found running loose in New Market with four other young rabbits and an older bunny just before Easter. We have reason to believe they were going to be sold as Easter bunnies until the breeder realized this was against the law and released them. Boo was a lovable guy who found happiness when he was adopted as a companion for a lop-eared, opinionated girl named Scout. He lives with his doting mom in New Hope.
Boo had lived with his family for many years until his children “outgrew” him. Dad decided that Boo needed a new home and our group had a willing foster. Boo was the sweetest, most cuddly, bunny ever. He would follow his foster mom around like a pup. He soon became an education bunny for our group and loved going to group outings. He lived happily ever after and never left his foster mom!
Boomer was in the second of two large groups of bunnies who came into HAS in 2010 (see Bianca, above). He was a wonderfully silly Dutch mix guy who just loved to get into all sorts of mischief.
Brando was a sweet, older Dutch bunny who was rescued from HAS. He had a strange personality which we couldn’t figure out – until we realized he was blind! A check by a veterinary ophthalmologist showed there was nothing that could be done to restore his sight, so we fostered him until a very special adopter came along, one who would love an older, blind bunny. It actually didn’t take long for him to meet that special person. He went home to a wonderful family and was bonded to Sweetie, another of our former foster bunnies.
Brooklyn was one of the first of two large groups who came into HAS in 2010 (see Bianca, above). She recovered from respiratory problems as a very young bunny, only to develop a slight case of head tilt later on. We treated her head tilt very aggressively and she made a complete recovery. Brooklyn was adopted to a family who proudly spoils her rotten, and she now has a lop-eared husbun named Brody.
Brownie was in the second of two large groups of rabbits who were brought into HAS in 2010 (see Bianca, above). He was a spirited little boy who was adopted almost immediately!