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Abandoned bunny urgently needs home - NorthEast

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BeautifulLovedBunny Sun 15-Nov-15 02:10:01

I am on MN under a different name.

Recently found an abandoned (probably - couldn't find owner) bunny in park. I've had him neutered and vaccinated. He's a lovely lionead, ridiculously cute but rather nervous. Think he may have been mistreated as runs off or freezes, terrified until you've stroked him for a while.

I have attempted bonding with my existing pair but it's not looking successful. He bonded with one of them straight away and looks so much happier with bunny company, but the other (dominant) rabbit is not having it!

I should perhaps leave it longer (is 3.5 weeks since neutering) and bond the 'long way' with adjacent cages etc. However, I am unwell and in the process of a breakdown myself, and this is one step too far, I don't have the room and need help looking after myself tbh, very unwell at the moment, overwhelmed, crying nonstop etc. Sorry if tmi just explaining.

I just want this gorgeous little boy to find a forever home with a new bunny friend.

If anyone has any advice or can help, please let me know.

FernieB Sun 15-Nov-15 09:57:15

You've done a wonderful job for this poor bun. Contact your local animal shelters, RSPCA, the Blue Cross etc and explain. Tell them that you've done all the expensive stuff - neutering, vaccinating etc - but despite your best efforts your existing buns won't accept him. Explain that given your current situation you can't look after him any more. I'm sure that somewhere will have room for him or they may have a lone female to bond him with. They usually also have a team of foster carers and may be able to find room for him there.

Good luck. I know it's a bit more work for you, but I'm sure you'll soon find a place for him.

BeautifulLovedBunny Sun 15-Nov-15 15:59:36

The shelter won't answer the phone. I can't cope anymore

BeautifulLovedBunny Sun 15-Nov-15 16:01:16

I can't cope with leaving my flat, cant stop crying, i need help, why wont they answer, i cant look after him anymore

Madelinehatter Sun 15-Nov-15 16:06:36

Ok. Take a deep breath. Is there someone else that can have him for a while? Or ty another animal sanctuary?

Madelinehatter Sun 15-Nov-15 16:07:48

Btw i think the bigger issue is that you need help. Is there someone there to support you? Do you need to see your GP tomorrow? Do you have a support worker already?

FernieB Sun 15-Nov-15 20:05:35

Shelters are generally manned by volunteers and they can't always answer the phone. Were you able to leave a message? Try other shelters. Do you have friends or family that could help you?

TurnOffTheTv Sun 15-Nov-15 20:11:17

Are you ok lovey? You sound very anxious, it's not just about the bunny is it?

Babbafish Sun 15-Nov-15 20:20:33

Where about are in the north east are you .... We've just lost a bun and need a new buddy for Pixie xxx

BeautifulLovedBunny Mon 16-Nov-15 12:01:37

I'm in Newcastle.
Have tried Brysons in Gateshead - no room.
Pawzforthought not answering.
Another one I forget the name I've left a message.

I am very unwell and overwhelmed, I cant get psych help, long story and dont want to give away my mn identity. But yeh i've very much fallen through the cracks. I'm too mental for primary care but secondary care wont have me. I have virtually no real-life support. Except someone who is rather patronising, and is stressful so yeh.

I dont know how id get the bunny to a rescue anyway cos I struggle to go out, and dont drive so only Brysons was close enough.

Im so frightened.

BeautifulLovedBunny Mon 16-Nov-15 12:17:09

ps. I dont have children, probably just as well as feel like a failure as a bunny-mum. I think this is why drs dont care at all.

PurpleDaisies Mon 16-Nov-15 12:23:26

You've done a brilliant job taking this little bunny in and looking after them. I wish I was closer or I'd come and take them in.

Try not to worry too much about the bunny today-just make sure he's got plenty of food and water and he'll be happy.

Could you ring your GP and explain how you're feeling? The Samaritans are great for listening without judging.

BeautifulLovedBunny Mon 16-Nov-15 12:40:03

Ok one rescue has got back to me and will call later with more info.

Have called GP who is also going to ring - just there's nothing he can do.

AnchorDownDeepBreath Mon 16-Nov-15 12:43:57

If the rescue don't get back to you quickly enough, or don't have room, you could try the vets? They don't like to take animals because it fills up a "bed", but they will, and it sounds like your situation warrants it.

I'd second being really frank with your GP too. You can't continue to fall down the cracks.

BeautifulLovedBunny Mon 16-Nov-15 15:10:45

It's nothing to do with the GP though. He can't make them accept me. They have written seveal letters to him saying not to re-refer me. He has anyway, but they just say I don't meet their criteria. I'm not the only one in this situation. If he thinks i'm about to top myself he might send me to A&E, but they'll just say "see your GP".

BeautifulLovedBunny Mon 16-Nov-15 15:12:39

Plus they are relly nasty and bullying about having no support - they see it as confirmation I'm a terrible person, not as a factor that means I'm more likely to need help.

BeautifulLovedBunny Mon 16-Nov-15 17:16:22

ok one rescue has said they can take him, another is seeing if they can...
But I cant get him there, I dont drive and dont know anyone who would drive me. It's an hours drive away.

ouryve Mon 16-Nov-15 17:22:10

Is public transport difficult for you, in your current state?

BeautifulLovedBunny Mon 16-Nov-15 18:05:09

Yes, very. And I don't know how long it would take by public transport if it's an hours drive... the place seems to be a bit random, not on a train line or anything.

FernieB Mon 16-Nov-15 18:11:22

They may have volunteers who live closer to you who could meet you to transport him. Explain to them and ask.

StealthPolarBear Mon 16-Nov-15 18:13:51

Babbafish has offered further down, think people have missed that
op you sound lovely.thinking of other (bunnies) when you have your own problems

BeautifulLovedBunny Mon 16-Nov-15 18:16:26

According to google maps it will take 4+ hrs by public transport including a 45 min walk. I can't do that. It's in the middle of nowhere!

StealthPolarBear Mon 16-Nov-15 18:17:41

shock it would take less time to drive to Liverpool!

BeautifulLovedBunny Mon 16-Nov-15 18:19:46

They have said I need to take him. I can't even get close.
I noticed what babbafish wrote but not heard back since.
I dont want to keep going i only live for my bunnies and now i know how had it is to rehome them

rosierelala Mon 16-Nov-15 18:42:40

Please consider contacting tyneside women's health. You can self refer. They have a main office near the tyne bridge in gateshead, or another site in byker. 0191 477 7898
I cant offer help with bunny, my shift pattern rules out pet ownership.
Brysons will put you on a wait list if
you can separate and wait it out for
a bit.

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