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.


Nena goes to the Rainbow Bridge

posted: June 2009

Nena came to us June of 06 at the age of 7 years.  She had been a preschool bunny all her life and I'm I sure she was wonderful with those children.   She had a very sweet dispostion for being a dwarf and didn't even mind being picked up and held.  When one of the new teachers became allergic to her she was sent to the shelter.  Due to a chronic eye infection she was not put up for adoption.  We took her home with us. She lived alone for awhile when we decided she would probably due nicely with one of our special needs group.  She adapted very well and became friends with Hamish, Olive, and Bell.  She had been very healthy up until April when she developed an ear infection and head tilt.  She had a pretty severe head tilt and at first was only able to lay on her side.  After several medications she improved  and was able to sit up and lift her head to eat and drink.  She had adapted well.  Last week she took a turn for the worst and we knew we had to make the decision to have her euthanized. She leaves behind Belle and Hamish who loved her very much. 

Nena, Belle, Hamish Nena, Hamish, Belle


Update: Burrow Inn's first bunny on child inhaler.

posted: October 9, 2006

Hi Everyone!

Just to recap, my name is Nena and I'm a little 6 year old rabbit who used to live in a nursery school. Because of allergies, I couldn't stay there anymore and was taken to the shelter in hopes of finding a new home. Because of my age, unfortunately, I was put on the euthanasia list. Lucky for me I met my new foster mommy who saved me in the nick of time. Everything was going well until one night I started showing signs of snuffles. I was coughing all through the night. I scared my foster mommy very much! It got to the point where I was really gasping for air!

So off I went to see Dr. Harvey and after a full examination and a battery of x-rays, she said that I probably have bronchitis or asthma. She prescribed an Albuterol inhaler to help me breathe easier as well as an Aerochamber Comfort Seal mask designed for toddlers. The seal mask, normally for children, is a tube with a soft mask attached to it which goes over my mouth and nose. The inhaler is then attached to the other end of the tube. This funnel action makes it easier for me to breathe in my medication to help make sure I don't have another asthma attack. The pharmacist at the store said this was a first time that she has ever filled a prescription for a rabbit!

Check out some photos of me taking my medication:


I go through this twice a day and get additional doses if I get an asthma attack. The treatment isn't too bad, so I try to make it easy for my foster mommy and stay very still. All I have to do is sit for about 1-2 minutes and then I'm all done!


Nena's story

posted: July 1, 2006

Hi there. I'm Nena a 6 year old 3 1/2 pound spay female dwarf. I lived at a nursery school most of my life until the new teacher became allergegic to me. They said I was a very good rabbit who was calm around the children. I even get along with other rabbits. I was brought to Peninsula Humane Society and because they were so overcrowed with rabbits at the time they contacted House Rabbit Society. A very nice lady came and got me and brought me to the foster home. I'm a little bit older then some of the other rabbits here but I have a sweet personality and am in excellent health.




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