This is a joint letter from the PAWS Rescue teams written by "Finir" or Beloved Finir. We think that Finir is one of the last rabbits rescued from the interior of Moreland woods and grounds. We will continue scouting for any rabbits at Moreland. The Rabbit Haven will now move into Phase two: Education and community support of our rescue plan for the Moreland project.
Thanks, Ray Okomoto.
Hi! I am Finir. I would like to say Thank You to the PAWS Rescue teams of SaveABunny, Rabbit Haven, and other independent team members who saved my life tonight (Sat August 29 at 10:49 pm). I would like to say Thank You to the family members of our rescuers on behalf of the Moreland Rabbits. I cried when I heard that one of the rescuerís own bunny had died. You took time away from your own bunnies and families to save my life.
I was also deeply moved by the Candlelight Vigil you held on Monday Night. We only hoped that you would still come back for the rest of us. We waited, and you came to help. There are only a few of us left inside of the Moreland Woods. We meet each night in our safe house for warmth and comfort. We decided that it was best to split up across the school each day. The hawks, owls, dogs, and evil people are still there hunting us throughout the day
I was afraid that I would die here alone under the school or in the bush. Please remember my family members are still here but very difficult to find. They donít know who to trust. That is why they run when humans come.
I heard both from the Rabbit Haven, MRCAR and SaveABunny teams that ďWe DO NOT leave any bunnies behindĒ. Well, I think that we may have made it a little too difficult for you to find us. It took a joint effort and plan to rescue me tonight. I had food every day at my door step until your plan called for me leaving the woods to eat. I was just going for dinner in the metal containers when I saw people coming by. I quickly ran under the container to hide. I didnít realize that tonight would be my night to be rescued.
As I hid under the container. I was scared. I heard all types of noises outside. It was the rescue team that quickly set up safe places for me to go that made my rescue possible. At one point, they tried to coax me out, but I stayed put. Nope, I thought, I am not going out- it is a scary world out form under the cargo box. I hid under the container for hours while the rescue team waited patiently outside for me. When I thought it was safe and I didnít; hear any more noise, I quickly hopped out from under the container and made my way toward my trusted escape passageway. What I didnít know is that there was a special safe trap just for me in the passageway. What a big surprise. As I hopped down my escape route I unknowingly entered this little place. One of the volunteers quickly picked me up and gently collected me so that I could not get hurt. I was then lovingly placed into a carrier where I would be safe. (this is my first picture in the carrier ) Well I didnít know my picture would be taken.
The people seemed so happy. They bounced up and down, cheering and giving high fives. Humans can be so silly. Now I am glad I am safe. I would have come out much sooner if I would have known how good it is to be loved and to be warm at night and safe- No more big hawks or other predators hurting me. No more need for fear.
I, like Houdini, my tiny little friend rescued earlier, have a request. At 9:00 pm (that was our meeting time at the safe house) on Sunday 9-6th give a special hug or kiss to your loved ones from all of the Moreland Rabbits. We know that without your support to the rescues that we will not be here. We promise to return the love to our new parents who in turn will pass the love of animals to others. It is because of you that the cycle of evil in the animal world can change. Truly an end to the Moreland past and now a bright future for everybun of us.
Please come to meet us at the Sat 9-5th Adoption show at For Other Living things in Sunnyvale 9-5-2009. Also email auntie Director@therabbithaven.org to make adoption appointment for all the rest of the rescued Moreland rabbit group at later shows in Santa Cruz, San Jose and Marin. Love,
(French for finish, end or compete)"