I got a call yesterday from a friend in rescue. She knew of a guy who was moving with 3 rabbits loose in his back yard. He was willing to give one away, she asked about the others but apparently he wanted to kill and eat 2 of them, so she called me. I have some pretty strong ethics and almost always i will pick right over wrong, except where suffering occurs. i told her to offer him $50 for all three of the rabbits and I would pay her back. I was just heading off to bed an hour ago after a long 13 hour day at work when I realized I hadn't listened to the messages. One of them was from my friend, "your rabbits are there, call me" The rabbits are WHERE?..it is pissing down rain outside and freaking dark, I called her back but there was no answer so I went looking. I found them in the dark in carriers in the carport. I set up cages in the store room and made them as comfy as I could on short notice. I moved the grey one who looked pretty good into a cage by himself because the note said he was male. The 2 white females were squished up against the back of their carrier and looked like one big dirty white rabbit. I opened their door to let them into their new cage and out hopped the first, she was pretty thin, out fell the second and I started to cry. She was emaciated, never in all my years of rescue i have I seen such a skeletal rabbit. There is something wrong with her back legs, I don't know what, I just know that they are twisted. She is covered with bloody urine and she crept across the cage to lay her face against the bars where the grey male was eating. That bastard who had those rabbits can have his 50 bucks, I would have paid him a thousand for them and I don't care that it is wrong to pay these horrible people to get their animals away from them. And I hope to God that one day they realize the horror of what they have done. That poor, sick rabbit suffered for a long, long time to look like she does and for no other reason than because a human had the legal right to own her, and neglect her, and eat her if he wanted to or even sell her because he could.
To the saints volunteers, she needs to go to the vet tomorrow if possible, can anyone get her to one? i am working another 12 hour dayshift. If not, I can get her in on friday.