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Rabbit Wranglers: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

To help a rabbit in need.

The grant was used toward veterinary chiropractic treatment.

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Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Nearly a year ago, Fletcher came into our lives. He is a sweet and happy young English Spot who doesn’t know he’s differently-abled. Due to an injury, his hip is permanently dislocated, causing one leg to stay tucked under his body. Initially, his awkward gait caused him to stumble and lose his balance. He was unable to groom properly or steady himself on his hind legs. But, recently, there’s been a change in Fletcher that’s given all of us at Rabbit Wranglers a reason to celebrate.

At the end of July, Fletcher began to receive weekly veterinary orthopedic manipulation (VOM) and cold laser treatments. The improvement he has shown is astounding, even bringing his foster mom to tears of joy on quite a few occasions as she witnessed his first bunny dance, the first time he cleaned his face with both front feet, and the first time he stood on his hind legs to greet her when she entered his room. Fletcher has always wanted to be a part of whatever is going on, and now, he is able to take a more active part in the fun. If that happens to be just relaxing on the sofa watching TV, he will snuggle in your lap. He’s a rare rabbit who likes to be held. He isn’t shy about getting you to pick him up, often positioning himself at your feet and looking up until you get the message. Getting his foster mom down on the floor to snuggle with him seems to be a favorite pastime for Fletcher. He will come over and playfully give chase as he shows how well he can move since his treatment began. He delights in all types of toys too — the noisier the better!

Fletcher has very good litter box skills and he will eat all types of greens, fruit and huge amounts of hay. Other rabbits interest him and we think he may be perfect if your current rabbit is looking for a buddy. For now, he grooms and sleeps with his big floppy stuffed bunny friend. Meet Fletcher:

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