We don't normally share domestics as our highlighted patient. Our facility is a wildlife hospital/rehab center, but we do occasionally get a domestic rabbit, domestic duck, or other abandoned pet. While people know to not bring us dogs and cats, they are often not sure whether some animals are wild or domestic.
While the presenter did know these two were dumped pet bunnies, she did not know where else to go. Most of our staff actually have pet bunnies, so we have a soft spot for these guys.
Sadly, there were 3 and one was hit by a car and killed before these two were able to be picked up by a caring citizen.
We are calling them Butter and Scotch. One boy, one girl - and they are sweet and soft and probably very grateful to not be outside wet, scared, hungry, and facing a myriad of predators.
Today we had a call about another rabbit that was dumped and left behind when some people moved away. That one was going to another local shelter. Unfortunately, the shelters are always full of sad stories like these. PLEASE do NOT get any pet if you cannot commit to caring for it and giving it a forever home. As spring is around the corner, people often think of getting chicks and rabbits as pets - sadly, when people do not realize the work involved, the animals suffer.
We will be looking for a home for these two soon. If you are interested, you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be vetting potential adopters for these two cuties! Status - pending.