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post #11 of 17 Old 01-15-2011, 09:50 AM
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I don't think you're a bad person because of giving him away, actually I think it's very responsible when you know you can't offer him care that he needs. It happens. Sometimes life will shove us into a situation in which it's hard to survive and I'm sure that when you had him, your situation was perhaps very different and you couldn't know what it's today then.

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Is sounds like a respitory problem to me also. I have had rabbits for YEARS, and some of them would get this (it spreadsa:( I have nevver taken a rabbit to the veet in my life. My rabbits always got over the cold quickly. If you want to; go ahead and buy an antibitic you put in their water (make sure their still drinking it though). On the other hand, your rabbits is very old- so is immune system may not be very strong. If he lives outside, I would bring him inside for now. I hope all goes well!

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post #13 of 17 Old 01-15-2011, 10:29 AM
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I called multiple vets and could not find one I could afford, at $80 to just walk in the door its just not doable when I have my horses, dogs cats etc. Its NOT that he isnt worth it and if I had the cash he wouldve been there a week ago but I dont and $80 can go much further toward actual care for another animal that isnt an "exotic". Because rabbits dont get colds not only would they have the $80 exam fee but they would have to do multiple tests to find out what it is and it would take a few visits. I may sound heatless, but I'm not. My life is major poopoo right now and I'm just trying to survive, he picked the worst time to get sick! So I explained everything to a rescue and they are going to take him and get him the care he needs. Hopefully I'll be able to pay them back and bring him home, but IDK if theyd give him back. They were VERY understanding of my situation and are wonderful people. Please, no one rail me on vet bills being part of owning a pet and that I'm pawning him off on someone else. The 3 other humane societies I called to try and get him help have already done that. I feel like a horrendous person and that I have failed him, and I cant stop crying about my guilt and that I am going to have to let him go with them tomorrow. Right now we are losing our home and my family is being farmed out to various relatives and friends until me and my mom can get jobs (horse training just isnt cutting it for me, and jobs are IMPOSSIBLE to find around here, so sick of rejection.) and Buster was just one more thing. Thankfully there are amazing rescues out there willing to help people who get into trouble like this.
Sorry, I didn't read the above post. I think you are doing the right thing:) It's kinda like his "retirement home" Those humane societes can be buttheads sometimes; you just want to yell at them, so I understand:)

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post #14 of 17 Old 01-15-2011, 10:34 AM
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Hey, I'm not going to yell at you, I can't fault what you are doing. If you can't afford to pay the vet bill yourself, giving him to someone who can is the next best thing you can do. It's a far more unselfish and responsible choice, than keeping him yourself and being unable to get him the treatment he needs, so therefore risk losing him. I give you full credit for making a very tough decision. Best wishes for him.

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I, too, give you credit for taking action - this economy is hard and if you don't have jobs, there is no money for vet bills for pets. It's really tough when you love the pets to give them away but that's the responsible thing to do. The rescue people that railed on you should be fired. I know they're probably frustrated with having too much on their hands, but they can say no to you (and many of them did). You're trying to do the best thing in a horrible situation for you, and they should respect that and give you a break. Good luck with the job hunt, and keep your chin up -

PS - when you're financially ready to adopt your bunny back, if the rescue won't let you, send a friend to adopt him....
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Thank you everyone, I REALLY appreciate it. They already came and got him. They were a very sweet couple, they volunteer for the rescue. They're taking him now. I wanted to take him down but they came and got him so they could evaluate him before he gets to the rescue. They aren't going to adopt him out, probably because of his age. He will either live with the volunteers who picked him up today or at the sanctuary. Which is both good and bad, my mom can't seem to understand why they wouldn't just give him back because he's so old and we've had him so long, but I understand. I'm thinking ill hopefully be able to visit him. They think he just needs antibiotics
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Ugh triple post! Phone is not good for replying.

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