We started fostering rabbits two years ago after seeing a post online about the rescue and immediately wanted to help. Every bunny we’ve had has been so different and it’s been fun and heart-breaking at the same time.
Our first pair were babies that were an absolute handful but just glorious! They were two girls we named Holly and Ivy and although they weren’t with us long, it was difficult to hand them over to their new owner. That was most definitely the hardest part.
Over time we’ve had a few that have come and gone to loving homes, but our most rewarding was Amy. She was so neglected and uncared for, was yellow from her own urine, underweight (from being fed the wrong food), terribly shy and her fur felt wiry and rough. She was really in a terrible state. After lots of love and attention and the right diet, she turned into the most beautiful bunny. Her fur was much better and white! And her temperament was much more trusting, enough to even have a cuddle. She finally went off to her furever home after being bonded, so was a lovely happy ending.
They all have great characters and its lovely to get to know them, it also helps to match them up to the right potential owner. We’re able to let people know exactly what they like, what their favourite treat is, what toys they like to play with. You just don’t get that from a pet store!
It is a commitment but very worthwhile and I’m sure we will carry on fostering for many years to come.
If you are interested in becoming a fosterer, we would love to hear from you!
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