Monday, October 26, 2009


Location: Sydney
Foster mum: Teresa

I recently rescued a rabbit who came into the pound where I have been volunteering in Sydney. She was skin & bone, passing a mucus sludge, had bad mite infestation in one ear, depressed and was putrid underneath with sodden urine soaked fur. Her hair was rotting and falling off due to the urine and her skin was red raw with urine scalding. I'd say she was on her last legs and near death.

She has been to the vet who successfully treated her for the mite problem. Her fur is now clean, regrowing, she is gaining weight and her poos are fantastic large cannon balls.

Heidi is a big female rabbit and when up to her normal weight could be around 5-6 kilos+ so needs a special home where she will be part of the family. She is a house rabbit who has a large dog crate for her home with en suite litter tray which she is learning to use. She has a nice soft bed to lay on and comes out two or three times a day to run around the house and spend time with the family and receive cuddles.

Heidi has learnt to jump onto the lounge to be near us but prefers us to get down to her level for strokes and does struggle when picked up. Being a big bun she eats a lot & needs a large litter tray as her toilet so cannot be kept in a small space.

She is very, very sweet and if we did not already have a grumpy female house rabbit we would keep her for sure.

Only dedicated committed people need apply to adopt her, she has been through a nightmare and must never go through that again.

If you are interested in Heidi, please contact Teresa on
30 November 2009 - HEIDI HAS BEEN ADOPTED!! She was transported down to Melbourne where she has a new home & is settling in well.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Location: Melbourne
Contact person: Georgina

This is "Miffy". She is approximately 2 years old, female and undesexed.

Miffy’s story is very sad. She spent the first 2 years of her life in a pet shop, living in a small square glass pen. Other rabbits came & went but Miffy was left behind.

Eventually, as Miffy was not attractive to anyone looking for a pet rabbit – she wasn’t a baby anymore, she was white & she had red eyes (apparently traits that others find unattractive??!!) – one of the staff members suggested he would take Miffy home, kill her & eat her!

Luckily, another staff member took her away from the store & gave her to me to try and find her a new home.

Miffy is ok with being handled (does not bite of scratch) but would rather come to you than you come to her. As she is used to meeting other rabbits in the pet shop, she has bonded well with other bunnies in the past and seems eager to make friends, though will need to be desexed to ensure bonding is easier (best for her health too!!).
Miffy's litter training is coming along very well. She is a clever girl and is very happy to be away from the pet store. She is now looking forward to her new future as a loved bun.

If you are interested in Miffy and could offer her a well needed loving home, please contact Georgina at