So. San Francisco/Peninsula Rabbit Foster Home

(Formerly House Rabbit Society-San Francisco/Peninsula Chapter)



*Special-Needs Bunnies*

Even if you can't adopt or foster a rabbit, you can help us rescue a rabbit in another way. Some of our rabbits here at the Burrow Inn are considered 'Special-Needs bunnies' and will require medical attention for the rest of their lives. These bunnies have proven time and time again that they want to be alive. Many times, these bunnies were placed on the euthanaisa list at the local shelter and rescued at the 11th hour because of that "special spark" in their personality that said..."I want to live". Although many are not available for adoption at this time, most of them do need medical sponsors to help the Burrow Inn pay for their care. They rely on people like you to help support them.

Again, if you love rabbits, but are not able to adopt or foster, sponsoring a rabbit is another compassionate and helpful way to save lives.


Update on Chance. Although not special-needs, he needed special attention.

March 26, 2007


Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to give you a quick update on our little wounded friend whom I named Chance.  He was the little white New Zealand with a wound to his read-end. 
Sharon and I took him to my vet, Dr. DePunzio about two weeks ago for a check-up.  She said that the fastest way for his wound to heal was to get him into surgery to remove the abscess.  During the surgery, they could also neuter him as well.  I opted to do the surgery with Dr. DePunzio since 1)she was already familiar with the case and 2) the shelter wouldn't remove it while they did the neuter which meant that he would have to be anethestized twice.  The total bill cost about $215.00 but it was worth it.  Dr. DePunzio reported that Chance got through the surgery with ease.  During the surgery, she discovered a wound to his toungue and mouth and went ahead and patched those up as well...all 'on-the-house'.  We were very much obliged and Donna gave her a card and some orchids, a small token to let her know how much we appreciate and value her. 
Before the surgery, I called Michaela in Seattle (Chance's soon to be new mommy) to give her an update on what we were going to do.  She very much appreciated that we were going to try our best to get Chance all patched up before transporting him to her.  She told me that once we get him up there, he has a permanent home with her family.  What a relief for me and Chance! Currently Chance is at Donna Jensen's HRS foster home and recuperating very well!  He just had his check-up yesterday afternoon and Dr. DePunzio gave him a clean bill of health!
After completing our first obstacle, the surgery, we now have our next obstacle to face...how do we get Chance up to Seattle.  Now most of you who know me know that I'm completely new to the bunny world and have only been involved for a little over a year.  I'm completely out of my element when it comes to the bunderground network and have no idea what is the safest way to get him to his new home outside of all the stories that I read on various bunny websites.  At first, Sharon volunteered to drive him up to Oregon where Michaela would then meet her there and drive him the rest of the way home.  We were gearing up for that trip until I heard that another friend would be flying up to Seattle in a few days and could transport him that way.  However, with the surgery and recuperating period, we couldn't meet that deadline so literally "missed the flight" on that option.  Now, I've decided to take Chance up there myself.  Michalea will pay for Chance's ticket up and she has invited me to stay a night to visit with her and to see where Chance's new home will be.  We will hopefully be making the trip in about a month so I will keep you all posted!
Thank you again to Sharon letting us temporarily keeping him your home so that we could get him off of death row, Dr. DePunzio for his successful surgery, Donna for buying me some time to find a cheap ticket by housing him at her foster home and Michaela for making a space in her home for our beloved Chance.  This really does give me faith that the 'voices' of bunnies are growing louder and clearer.




Chance's Story: Rescued!

Posted: March 26, 2007

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to share some good news.  Sharon Hom, our fellow volunteer who rescued and put up at her house some 20+ bunnies from the Peninsula Humane Society, just picked up our wounded little white new zealand today.  She will be taking him in the interim until we can figure out a way to get him up to Seattle where a volunteer up there has kindly opened up her home to him.  He will be seeing my vet today in San Mateo, get some R & R with Sharon and hopefully be neutered soon, all before he goes to his new home.

Thank you so much to Sharon for saving this bunny's life and thank you to Donna for finding a permanent home for this little guy and thank you to Michaela Schmidit, who found us on this blog, for offering your home to this little guy.  I really do appreciate it.






Chance's Story: Wounded bunny needs help!

Posted: March 26, 2007

 Hi.  I'm a darling little white New Zealand guy who got into some trouble a few days ago.  I was brought into the shelter with a bite wound to my rear.  It doesn't look pretty and I know that it isn't easy to treat which is why I try to stay calm, cool and collect whenever the vet techs are cleaning me up.  See how I stand still for the camera woman too?  So far, everything else about me is a-ok.

The type of treatment that I’m getting now is a bit of topical ointment and some oral meds, but I would need to go to a bunny vet if I can get out of the shelter.  The volunteers who come to check on me say that I have a sweet nature and don't mind people at all.  They feed me my greens and hay and I give them no problems at all!  I am a fighter and tried to stay alive but despite that all, if I don't get out of the shelter, my efforts will have gone to waste. 

I got a reprieve until this weekend, but after that...that’s it for me. I really want to find a foster or permanent home.  Please help me! 

If you are interested in rescuing this bunny, please call Donna Jensen, House Rabbit Society/Burrow Inn representative immediately.  The contact number is (650) 994-7669 or via email at waltbda@aol.com.  We have until this weekend, February 25, 2007 to find this little bunny a home.  Thank you! 


Chance with wound Chance



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