Update November 15, 2010:
Spirit is doing wonderful! As you can see she is relaxing with her
dog friend at her foster home. Spirit would love to find a forever
home where she can have plenty of space and a dog buddy would be
great (as long as it is a gentle dog). Spirit thinks she is a
dog!!! Spirit is great with her litterbox, and just loves to be
with people. She would do best in a rabbit experienced home.
Spirit and everyone at 3 Bunnies would like to thank all those who
sponsored Spirit and all those who sent well wishes. Thanks to
your support, Spirit is now healthy and waiting for her forever
Update September 8, 2010:
Spirit has come a long way. She has gained weight and is loosing
the matted fur. She has been spayed (although fine now, it was
touch and go for a few days after her spay) and is playing and
doing binkys. One of her favorite things to do is get under a
sheet and nap. She also will grab your pant leg and pull on it,
then make a snack out of your shoe! Yes, Spirit is spirited.
Spirit's recovery would not be possible without all the continued
support and well wishes she has received.
This big sweet baby is one of three surviving rabbits recently
found at the Twin Brooks Park in Trumbull CT.
The Trumbull ACO was called to the park where 10 dead rabbits were
found strewn about. After retrieving all the dead bodies, and
returning to the shelter, the ACO was called back to the park,
where Spirit was found alive. Thin, covered in filth, and with
very bad sore hocks, Spirit was cleaned as best she could
be. Taken in by 3 Bunnies, Spirit went for immediate vet
care. Stabilized, she returned back to her foster home. Spirit
will be going for further vet care, as she finding it difficult to
put weight on her back feet. She has bare raw areas on her, a
runny eye and is still soiled. Spirit will be in for a long
recovery and we are determined to get her through this. What is
amazing is, despite what she has been through, Spirit is sweet and
lovable. If you would like to help, please consider sponsoring
We would also like to thank Mandy at Cotton Tail Rabbit Rescue who
took in the other female bun survivor that is in very bad shape. We
would also like to thank Rabbit Allies of CT for finding a wonderful
volunteer to come forward and offer to cover vet care for the male
survivor. Thank you to Linda from Hop A Long Hollow and Dawn of Half
Way Home and 3 Bunnies, for contacting the media. Thank you to
Trumbull Shelter and the Animal Control Officers.
To read more and see interviews, Google CT Post, CT Channel 12, CT
Channel 8 and CT Fox 61.
Dozen dead rabbits found in Trumbull park | WTNH.com Connecticut
of the three survivors found so far (WARNING: the images are graphic)
dozen dead rabbits found in Connecticut park
If anyone has any information pertaining to the Twin Brooks
incident, please contact the Trumbull Animal Control/Police
Thanks for reading!!
Special thanks to the following people for helping sponsor Spirit's special needs:
- Patricia B.
- Elizabeth M.
- Janna S.
- Joseph H.
- Frank W.
- Amelia D.
- Rodney S.
- Frank and Michele F.
- Karen K.
- Monica-Ann M.
- Raymond H.
- Roz, In memory of Werner
- Eleanor P. In memory of Toby Tanner
- Michelle R.