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post #11 of 21 Old 08-21-2008, 12:27 AM
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Good for you for taking on such a big project!! I would love to see updated pictures when you have a chance - what a lucky bunny!

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post #12 of 21 Old 08-21-2008, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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He passed away. I thought he may have been doing better because I got some noise out of him, and he was moving, so I went to feed him, and he wasn't taking it, so I thought he wasn't hungry, so I put him back in his tank..I just checked him a couple minutes ago, and he was gone.
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post #13 of 21 Old 08-21-2008, 01:15 PM
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I'm sorry Malorey...He didn't pass for lack of care. RIP little bunny. (((hugs)))

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

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post #14 of 21 Old 08-21-2008, 01:16 PM
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Awww, so sorry to hear he passed on, but at least you showed
him a little kindness and compassion before his life ended. :(

You said you managed to get "noise," out of him, do you know
rabbits only make sounds when they are in pain? I learned
that not to long ago after seeing one eaten by a snake, it
made a horrible sound!

You did all you could do for the little guy though, and he would of
more than likely been put down if he went to the vet anyways.

It's been awhile, but I'm back & back in the saddle!
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post #15 of 21 Old 08-21-2008, 01:28 PM
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Trust me, your baby bunny knew you were trying your best to help him. That's most likely why he was trying his best to get better for you.

I found an injured squirrel once - had been hit by a car. The poor thing had its back broken and was going to die but I felt bad for it as it was in the road trying to avoid getting hit by another car. I stopped my truck and captured the poor thing. Put it in a box with some towels and I believe he knew I was trying to help as he died just a few minutes later. I hope he passed knowing that someone cared.

Anyways, you are a good person with a great big heart. You are a rarity in the world today. I'm sorry for your loss but at least the bunny is at peace and you should be as well knowing you did the best that you can. Take care.
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post #16 of 21 Old 08-21-2008, 01:51 PM
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i would be to afraid to pick up a wild animal like a baby bunny or a squirrel thats been injured. if it was a dog or a cat that would be different story. i wouldn't wana catch rabies though. im sure he knew you were trying to help him.
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post #17 of 21 Old 08-21-2008, 06:46 PM
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You gave him your best *hugs*
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post #18 of 21 Old 08-21-2008, 07:08 PM
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It's a bad idea to pick up any injured or abandoned wildlife. I know that it seems like the right thing to do but it's not. You put yourself and your other pets at risk by doing this. A lot of these animals have diseases or parasites that they can pass on.

It's illegal in most state to possess wildlife without having a permit to do so and it's not meant to be mean, but to protect wildlife and people. Many people do not have the knowledge to care for wild animals and the animals can end up suffering longer than what they would need too.

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post #19 of 21 Old 08-21-2008, 08:15 PM
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Well, a friend of mine does wildlife rehab, and it is not a bad idea at all to pick up injured wildlife as long as you keep yourself safe and keep the wild animal away from your pets, and you get a hold of a wildlife rehabber once you get the wild animal secure in a safe area. I would NEVER ever walk away from an injured animal, and at the very least I would at least put in a phone call to the wildlife rehabber if nothing else, it is cruel to just leave them. You will not get in trouble if you pick up an unjured animal and take it to the wildlife rehab place.

You sure did all you could to save that bunny, that was good of you to do. I sure can't understand why your mother wouldn't at least take the poor thing to the vet to be euthanized tho. You did good tho!
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post #20 of 21 Old 08-21-2008, 08:47 PM
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If you are in posession of wildlife without a license you most certainly can get into trouble. What you are supposed to do is contact the wildlife rehabber and have THEM come and pick up the animal where ever it's been found.

Again, most people do not know how to handle injured/sick wildlife. These laws are set in place for a reason.

No body wants to leave behind an injured animal or hear that they are supposed to leave it be. I hate having to tell people that but it's all a part of nature. Our rehabbers can only take larger wildlife (deer).

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