Friday, April 1, 2011

Friday Foster Bunny: Petey!!!

Our Friday foster bunny is Big Petey!! Petey is actually a sanctuary bunny, which means that his medical issues prohibit him from being adopted, and he will spend the rest of his life in our care. Petey came into Huntsville Animal Services at age five. His people were tired of him, and their kids had grown older. He came into the shelter with a multitude of health issues - bad teeth, respiratory and gastro-intestinal problems, liver issues and even Bell's Palsy. He felt much better after we got him great vet care to fix him up!! But please don't feel sorry for Petey - he is the "Mayor" of the main foster house and gets lots of attention. In fact, unlike our other bunnies he has his own room and spends quite a bit of time hanging out with his foster mom and dad. Petey also has the job of co-chairing (with fellow sanctuary bunny Esmeralda) our HFR meetings. It's a very important job and Petey takes it quite seriously.

Petey would like you to know that if you are thinking of getting a bunny for a child for Easter, you might want to get the stuffed toy kind, like his friend in the photo. He can tell you from sad experience that too many real bunnies wind up at the shelter after Easter!!

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