This very special baby bunny
was abandoned on the streets to fend for himself!
He needs your help! He has terribly injured front teeth and lower jaw.
Hercules is the name his first foster mom gave him. She
hopes he will grown into that powerful name.
He came into the Haven severely underweight, terribly dehydrated and unable
to eat or drink on his own. He is one of the few bunnies that will survive
being dumped into the streets. (most die within 72 hours!) He is a lucky
boy - thank you to volunteers Sheri and Heather for your love and support.
UPDATE, July 26, 2005
We continue to work to help
him heal. I think he is almost ready now for his BIG surgery- We'll know
more today. This last big surgery may finally correct his extremely damaged
jaw. The majority of the cost of this final surgery is being donated by
Dr Hawklyn of Creekside Veterinary hospital.
For the past few weeks, Hercules is able to eat on his own! Of course
my mini Cuisinart is getting a workout!! Each morning and evening Hercules
eats moist pellets and at least one cup of finely chopped veggies. He
is incredibly loving and precious. He also needs a midday snack (more
chopped veggies. Anyone have another Cuisinart? I am using the mini prep
one.) This Loppy, lanky little boy is such a joy to care for. Even after
two tough surgeries and losing all his lower teeth, he still has maintained
his charming personality. He comes running for his breakfast - very cute
indeed. He brings a smile to everyone who sees him. He takes the time
to visit and loves his pets.
This little fellow is best friends with Lilly (the other
jaw -tooth surgery bunny)
Lilly is a white dwarf who arrived injured at the San Jose shelter. What
a powerful sprit she has! Lilly has also recovered against all odds. She
also goes in today for another check up and to start on Pen-G. We are
hopeful that this will help her as all surgeries have not allowed the
jaw to close and she needs more post op care before beads can be effectively
used. Darling Lilly has lost all but one of her upper molars and part
of her jaw. She grooms Hercules often and is very protective of him. She
seems to know he has no way to defend himself - but she is a bit intense
in this duty.
This injured pair comfort and love each other so much. What good fortune
for these two medical needs bunnies.
Hercules looks just like the -Guess how much I love you bunny - He will
have another minor surgery today.
Those wishing to help with Hercules' or Lilly's medical care costs, please
send whatever you can to The Haven PO Box 66594 Scotts Valley Ca 95066
or just on our web and use PayPal. The cost of their care is Very expensive!
We could use assistance to help cover the bills for their
care. They are so worth it! Watch for updates. Love, Auntie Heather
UPDATE, April 30 2005:
Hercules is proving that he is
a very strong boy. He had his first surgery this week and is already playing
and now he can eat much more easily. He did
lose 5 molars and had a lengthy surgery but thanks to the skill of Dr Hawklyn,
he is well on the way to being free of the terrible abscess that nearly cost
him his life.
Far from the streets where he was abandoned, Hercules has his own roomy space
in foster care with Auntie Heather.
Another surgery is to be performed to correct the other side but we need
to wait to let him gather strength. We love him!
Please send get well wishes and healing energy . Love to everyone that
has helped so far. Tiny Hercules' medical expenses are over $800.00 already,
not not including
his special food (Critical Care) and other medications he must have. His
prognosis is excellent! He is almost 8 weeks old now.
If you would like to contribute
to his support click the PayPal button or send your check to:
Rabbit Haven -(Hercules
PO Box 66594
Scotts Valley, Ca 95067
We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit
organization. Donations are tax deductible