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All About Rabbits Rescue, Inc.: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

We used the grant funds for veterinary care. 95% of our costs are from vet care. We are grateful for your support which allows us to continue our work rescuing rabbits.

The Petfinder Foundation's $1,000 grant allowed us to rescue and provide healthcare for four rabbits: Finn, Chippie, Milo and Ellie. All of these rabbits required treatment outside of the standard physical that all AARR intakes receive. With the exception of Finn, who is still being treated, all of these rabbits were successfully treated and have been placed in rabbit-educated forever homes.

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Finn (first three photos) is a Flemish giant-mix rabbit who was abandoned outside when his owners moved. When he first arrived to AARR, he was 40% below his ideal weight and 80% of his lungs were infected and inflamed (the dark spots of the CT scan in the fourth photo indicate areas of infection; the white areas indicate healthy lungs). We also suspected that Finn had dental issues which, given the sensitive nature of a rabbit’s digestive system, combined with the fact that their teeth are constantly growing, would be a life-threatening problem alone.

Long Island Bird & Exotics Veterinary Clinic confirmed that Finn had spurs on four teeth (fifth photo), an abscess in his jaw, and infection in his lungs. Fortunately, we were able to use the funds that the Petfinder Foundation grant awarded us towards his care. Finn is now living with his foster and is well on his way to recovery. He is receiving the love and care he deserves. His favorite pastime is jumping onto tables and windowsills.

Finn is currently still in foster care and is not available for adoption, as he has not fully recovered yet.

Chippie (sixth and seventh photos) is another rabbit we directed Petfinder Foundation grant funds towards. His owner called asking if we would take his rabbit, who had been sniffling for more than nine months. We took him immediately to see an exotics-educated vet who diagnosed Chippie with severe, chronic upper-respiratory infection. He was put on two antibiotics and has not only made a full recovery, but has been placed in a caring forever home where he will never be denied vet care again.

We will never deny a rabbit the vet care they require and deserve, but when the funds are in place, we are able to operate more efficiently. We are so grateful that the Petfinder Foundation gave us the opportunity to rescue these two rabbits and several others from terrible situations and provide them the chance at second lives in the homes of caring adopters.

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