We received a call the other day from a very nice woman in Asheville – we’ll call her Ann – who was trying to help her neighbor take care of some bunnies she had rescued in a neighboring county. As youâ€™ll see below, Iâ€™m glad she called us for help!
The neighbor reached out to Ann because the bunnies she had rescued were escaping their hutches; unfortunately, some neighbor had already shot and killed three of them. So Ann offered to house some of the rescue rabbits in her barn until she could find them homes. What Ann didnâ€™t know was that there were over 50 bunnies moving into her barn! Whoa.
Ann knew her neighbor could not keep up with the care of all of these sweet little hoppers; nor could she afford to get any of them â€˜fixedâ€™ so they will stop reproducing (…theyâ€™re like rabbits). So, being the kind neighbor she is, Ann has persuaded her neighbor to allow Brother Wolf to come in to help her out.
The original rescuer did so out of the goodness of her heart- she was keeping them from being â€˜euthanizedâ€™ at the local county shelter there, but she simply took on too many. And while some might be quick to pass judgement, we’re just happy that she reached out for help and is willing to allow us to take these 50 bunnies in to get them spayed or neutered and adopted into loving homes.
Thatâ€™s where you come in. We need your help. If you are able to foster a bun or two, please visit www.bwar.org/foster for more information and requirements. If you are interested in adopting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you canâ€™t do either but still want to help, please consider purchasing some much-needed supplies, so that we can move these bunnies out of the barn they are currently living in and into foster homes as quickly as possible. While they are doing a decent job of caring for this large number of bunnies, some are matted and the smell of urine is overwhelming; we know it is not good for the bunnies health.
We’ve set up a link to our bunny wishlist here. Debbie Taylor-Hamilton, our resident ‘bunny-whisperer’, is fostering 6 rabbits already and making room for two more during this crisis. She asked for donations of fresh produce like cilantro and romaine lettuce, which can be dropped off at the Adoption Center at 31 Glendale Avenue in Asheville. (Debbie’s bunnies say, “thanks!”)
Lastly, we’re partnering with a wonderful vet who will spay/neuter each bunny at a discount- $53 each. That is $2,650 for us to get all these guys fixed ASAP. You can donate to a rabbit spay or neuter at www.bwar.org/donate.
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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue