April 23, 2012

Bandaids for Bunnies .

LP, " Some of you may remember a post I wrote about highlighting the problem we have here in Vancouver with domestic rabbits being dumped at local parks. This problem unfortunately continues to trickle out into smaller communities ouside Vancouver.

Domestic rabbits such as these rabbits , are left to fend for themselves in a world they are not "wired" or equipped to deal with."

Their fates can often be tragic and gruesome.

As is usually the case , there are never enough responsible individuals picking up the pieces of irresponsible rabbit (pet) owners .  As a result, those caring, dedicated individuals at times can't rescue some rabbits before they meet an ill fate because the problem is now so vaste. But at other times, as is the case with these two domestic rabbits who were discarded by their owners ,  they are not only saved but their physical ailments are also taken care of. A special group called Bandaids for Bunnies not only rescued them from a horrible life in the wild , but actually saved their lives.  If you look closely, the white rabbit has lost a front leg and the grey rabbit has lost an eye as a result of being dumped into the wild."

Bandaids for Bunnies runs out of Richmond, B.C. and if you live in the area please do not hesitate to offer help in any way you can.

We bought this rabbit plush toy which came with the book , The Veleveteen Rabbit . The profits will go to Bandaids for Bunnies to help with medical and other costs for domestic rabbits that have been let into the wild.

Leo warmed to the Velveteen Rabbit immediately.

Leo, " What did the Velveteen Rabbit say ?"

Velveteen Rabbit , " I said , REAL domestic rabbits need much more care , love, and attention than a stuffie . And they don't belong in the wild ! "

Leo , " How did he get to be so smart ? "

Have a Marvelous Monday.
See you soon.
the critters in The Cottage xo


  1. Arghhhh what is wrong with humans?? Why do they continue to be so stupid and careless? I don't know where they get the idea that abandoning a domestic pet is "returning it to the wild". Its not a wild animal for shit's sake!! I'd like to leave those humans in the wilderness without food, water, shelter and see how they like it.

  2. How sad - we are sorry to hear this about the rabbits. These people need brain transplants.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  3. Poor things....Kudos to Bandaids for Bunnies!

    Why, why, why must stupid, ignorant, careless people breed and pass on their genes, perpetuating the problem?

  4. That's so sad and infuriating that people release domesticated bunnies into the wild! It just shows an utter disregard or care for the world and the creatures that live in it.

    Thank goodness for places like Bandaids for Bunnies. And Leo, we like the Velveteen Rabbit, too.

  5. It makes me sad for the bunnies and mad at the people who carelessly adopt a rabbit and then leave it to fend for itself.

  6. It makes us so sad and mad that bunnies are treated this way. We're so happy that there are groups like Bandaids for Bunnies to help them.

  7. Oh gosh, the rabbit in that second photo looks so much like my bunny sister Lulu. The shelter we volunteer with rescues and adopts out lots of bunnies (that's where Lulu came from). There are SO many abandoned rabbits in the weeks following Easter. It is just heartbreaking!

    Your pal, Pip

  8. That is so sad about the bunnies. At least some of them get saved. Bunnies really do not have a chance in the wild. Poor things. Leo, glad you have a bunny friend. Take care.


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