GRR is not a sanctuary, however, there are several bunnies that have come to us that will never leave our rescue due to chronic medical conditions. In addition to hay, pellets, litter, greens, housing & maintenance supplies, utility bills, first aid supplies, health checks, spay & neuter fees, and everything else that goes into taking in new rescues, we have a steady stream of vet bills that pile up from caring for our permanent residents. With the continual vet care these bunnies need, it can really put a strain on a volunteer & donation-based non-profit rescue.
If you would like to help us care for these bunnies, please click the link below and donate what you can. On behalf of all of our bunnies, we thank you for your support.
∞ MEET OUR PERMANENT RESIDENTS ∞
∞ Sam ∞
∞ Frankenweenie ∞
Frankenweenie is of 12 rabbits taken from Citrus County Animal Control. She came in with a closed eye so she had to have surgery to open up the eye and clean it out.
Karl & Molly
Karl is a male New Zealand and his girl Molly is a Florida White. They are about 18 months now. They were found loose in Orange Park but are now safe and sound in rescue. They love each other very much and it shows. Karl is the friendlier of the two. Molly tends to be a bit shy until she gets to know you. But both are sweet buns that are great litter box users.
∞ Cassanova ∞
Casanova, his name says it all. This boy was dropped off at the Alachua County Animal Shelter and we have no idea why. He is sweet, loving, and easy to pick up and hold for short periods of time. This rabbit loves attention and is one of the friendliest bunnies to ever come through our rescue.
Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with cancer this last March. He will be staying with a loving one-on-one foster family until it is his time to pass.
∞ Past Permanent Residents ∞
∞ Scoobee ∞
In January 2011 a rabbit was brought in to the rescue. Her name was Cocoa. We decided to rename her Scoobee. She is a permanent foster because she was fed a very unhealthy diet causing her to become obese. Due to her being obese and a bit older (about seven years old), she could not be spayed until she lost some weight. So instead of placing her at risk of surgery, we decided to offer her a Forever Home here with us. Scoobee not only has healthy food, a clean cage, toys and dogs she loves to chase, she also has our love and our promise to always take care of her.
RIP, sweet Scoobee.
∞ Bonnie & Clyde ∞
These two siblings are a little on the shy side. They are very sweet buns who love their hay. They came to us from a school in Georgia who were told they had two girls and they never double checked and the results were these beautiful bunnies. Bonnie is the larger of the two and she very shy, while Clyde, the boy, is a little more outgoing. Both bunnies, however, are very nice and would love a permanent home where they would be able to run around and have a good time playing. Bonnie & Clyde would do well in a home with older children or adults, who will be patient and loving towards them. They’ve been with us since 2005 and we would love for them to find a permanent loving home. Bonnie and Clyde deserve to have a place called home.
∞ Shadow ∞
Shadow is a sweet older bunny who was adopted to a family six years ago. The family who adopted Shadow decided they no longer wanted him so they returned him to us. At this time, he can not use a litter box because it would be too hard for him to get over the top of it so he has an area with hay that he can go to. He has some arthritis in his rear legs so he doesn’t hop all that well. Shadow does not mind being picked up and held. He needs to be in a more quiet home with someone who will give him that one-on-one attention. Shadow deserves to live the rest of his senior years with a loving and compassionate person.
[RIP sweet, little man. So glad you were able to experience love and attention before it was your time to go. Special thanks for his foster mom, Deanna, for caring for him in his time of need.]
∞ Blondie ∞
Blondie suffers from an unusual and incurable genetic illness called “cowpoop syndrome”. She requires medication administered twice daily for the rest of her life. At the first sign of change (which would not necessarily usually be considered a red flag to most healthy buns), Blondie must be placed on a rigorous regimen of meds 3 times a day, along with critical care and subcutaneous fluids. She has required hospital stays up to 3 weeks long in the past to bring her back from near death. Blondie leads a healthy and happy life as long as she is diligently treated. She romps and plays, loves her treats and attention from her humans.
Rest in Peace, Sweet Blondie. Thank you for blessing our lives. [ August 28th, 2012]
∞ Einstein ∞
In November of 2009 the Daytona Beach Chapter of Gainesville Rabbit Rescue received a phone call from a woman in Deland that was very concerned over the neighbors rabbit, the owners had been forced to leave there home and the husband did not want the rabbit anymore so he left them, the neighbor was caring for them but she was told that if they were not gone in a few days he would be back in Deland and the rabbit would be shot. After picking the rabbit up from the neighbor we got a good look at this boy and it was not a pretty sight, he was full of fleas, filthy, ears red and crusty, eyes runny, and underweight. Once he was home the first thing we did was give him a bat-2 washes and 3 rinses later, we could actually see how beautiful this boy really was. He was named Einstein and he was shades of brown with a permanent lopsided grin.
The next day was his first vet visit, he had already been neutered but was infested with fleas, mites, yeast in their ears, and had a clogged duct. It took a few weeks of medication and vet visits to get the issues under control. No matter how hard, or how many times his ducts were flushed they would not become unclogged so he will always have eye issues.
He is a laid back guy and he did okay by himself but he enjoys company and he gets along with everyone-dogs, cats, guinea pigs, people, and other rabbits. We have no idea how old he is but he is not a young man-he is more than willing to share his space with anyone but he does favor the young ladies, he has survived 2 other room mates and now he has Penelope as a companion. His eyesight and hearing aren’t what they used to be but he can hear the craisin container rattle or the rustle of a ziploc bag that has parsley or cilantro in it. He loves a paper roll, or paper bag, filled with hay and a treat. he has been known to pick up his toys and throw them at me if I’ve done, or not done, something he feels I should have.
He is a resilient little guy, he has overcome some big obstacles, and he continues to make his foster mom smile each and every day.
Rest in Peace, lil’ Einstein. Thank you for blessing our lives.
[January 5, 2013]
∞ Lil’ Bit ∞
Lil Bit is a precious Poland dwarf bunny who suffers from both “snuffles” and early renal failure. Every day, Lil Bit must have her face washed down with warm water due to mucous discharge from her respiratory issues. Additionally, she has a “bottom bath” due to incontinence issues from her renal failure. If she is not bathed (and sometimes even when she is), she develops urine scald, requiring additional treatment. She also requires sub-cutaneous fluids administered every night to flush the toxins out of her system, since her kidneys are failing to adequately perform this task. She has blood work drawn approximately quarterly to check her status. Lil Bit was one of the Sunshine State rescue buns and has led an impoverished life. She is gaining confidence and learning to enjoy life outside of the small cage which once was her “home”.
∞ Ripley ∞
Ripley came to us three years ago with his sister, Newt. We got the call on Sunday morning from a young couple that had bought them from PetSupermarket. They tried to return them stating that one needed vet care from a neck injury as a result from fighting with his sister. After hearing this, we expected severe headtilt and not a ‘broken neck’ as they thought and we rushed to meet them. We were sickened to see this poor little three month old bundle of matted fur, sitting in pine shavings. We took them to the vet at once and were relieved we were not too late to save his life. The first thing we said after the vet visit was, believe it or not, he is going to live. This was how his name became Ripley.
Newt was adopted fast as she was a beautiful little lop ear but poor Ripley was left behind because of his health issues. His headtilt required trips to the vet and we were never sure how long he would last.
He is a very happy little boy and he receives lots of love from us. We can’t help but wonder what we could have done with tests and new therapy that might heal him completely or give him a chance at a normal life. However, the cost of those therapies is more than a non-profit can afford. So Ripley still waits for a miracle, and so do we.
Rest in Peace, Sweet Little One. Thank you for blessing our lives. [January 17, 2013]
∞ Sweet Pea ∞
Rest in Peace, Sweet Pea.
Thank you for blessing our lives.
[ May 14, 2013 ]
∞ Woman ∞