Bunny needs your Help!
Bunny's expenses have been paid for in part by her Mal Pals. Thank You!
Nancy Sanders, William Halstead, Jo Wantuck, Elizabeth Ramsey, Kellee King, Michael Parker, Jeff Minuk, Lisa Diehl,Beverly Enold (For PD), Laurissa Doonan (On Behalf of Jocko), Tim Zimmer (For Grace), Martha Kendall (For Sigrid), Marvin & Donna (For Renee, Our Rescue Girl and Lexus Our Malinois at the Bridge), Elizabeth Woodman (in loving memory of Xeres du Gildas), Robert Spencer (K9 Conversation), Kathleen Cummings, Melody Abraham
UPDATE! New Photos: April 11, 2008
Adopted on the 8th, she was taken on a hike on the 9th when something startled her, causing her to slip out of her collar and bolt! (See our initial Bunny Lost information below.) Her foster Mom went to the location immediately and after 2 days of tracking with her dog, Sondra her foster, found Bunny!!! Everyone was thrilled, however; Bunny did not come out of the incident without some pretty hefty injuries. She suffered a broken front leg and the vet that initially saw Bunny referred Bunny and the injury to an Orthopedic Surgeon.
Bunny visited the Orthopedic Surgeon the next day, March 11th. The diagnosis was Bunny had to have immediate, very expensive Surgery! She had sustained two spiral fractures and a compound fracture on her right front leg. Both the Tibia and Fibia (Edit: just to keep it correct it was her radius and her ulna that were damaged, the radius had the spiral fractures and her ulna was a clean compund unexposed) were involved and the damage required surgical repair. The spiral fractures are on the weight bearing bone (Fibia) and the compound fracture is on the Tibia. Bunny went into surgery on the 11th which finally ended around 5 pm. She had to have a plate put in her leg, cost $3500.00, recovery time will be 6-8 weeks.
Bunny is now back at home with her foster mom. She will need to be kept quiet and leashed walked. She will also need on going pain management medication, at least in the immediate future, because of the amount of pain she is experiencing.
Supporters of ABMR Rescue know we work very hard to maximise the number of dogs we help with the funds entrusted to us by supporters. This emergency surgical procedure was not part of our anticipated expenses, But, Bunny is only 10 mos old and it simply was unthinkable to not provide the care she needs at this time.
Bunny's intial visit to the vet on the day she was found was $115.00.
Orthopedic Surgery was $3500 less a discount to rescue of $500 = $3000
Additional future expenses are anticipated, as needed, during Bunny's recovery! Since she hasn't reached adulthood yet it is even possible the plate may need to be removed. Only time will tell for sure.
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American Belgian Malinois Rescue
c/o Jim Moses
21710 Cove Point Farm Road
Tilghman Island, MD 21671
Bunny now at home to recover!
Bunny and her Hero *Blitz*
Bunny Started Water Theraphy on April 1st, 2008
Bunny Does Well on her First Session
New Photos: April 11, 2008
About two weeks ago the vet removed her cast and suggested that she start with therapy.
Bunny started water tank therapy shortly after her cast was removed. The place where Bunny is going for her initial therapy is charging us 1/2 price for her sessions, but they are still $50.00 per session. Since Bunny's weight bearing bone was fractured, it is very important for her to get the therapy she needs. She is going to be attending therapy 2 times a week for the next 6 weeks. After that, she will continue a less structured water therapy which should be a little cheaper. Sondra does not currently have a vest for Bunny, so I am sending her one I had purchased for one of my guys for our boat. Clearly, Bunny needs it much more:-) Plus, it will be several months before we are even out on the boat with the dogs.
Bunny has now been loaned a Lifevest of her own!
Bunny is clearly questioning this new experience and Enjoying it definitely is not on her agenda
Bunny has been FOUND!
After 2 days of tracking with her dog, Sondra her foster, has found Bunny!!! Bunny is suffering from a broken leg and we are not sure what else, but she is on her way to the vet. She is going to be staying with Sondra.
Thanks to everyone for their wonderful advice, thoughts and prayers!
Another wonderful success story due to the shear dedication and determination of one of our fosters!
Lost Malinois Bunny - Bunny Bolted Within Hours of Adoption
Bunny is Lost in the Largest Park, Fairmount Park PA, in the US
Foster Mom (helping in Search): Sondra Rolison
Fairmount Park, near Philadelphia, PA
Bunny was adopted Saturday, March 8th, by Frances and John of Philadelphia, PA. and Sunday they took her hiking at Fairmount Park, something freaked her out and she slipped her collar. Bunny is very fearful of people and a noise or something startled her. She pulled out of her collar and took off. Bunny will not come to just anyone, so this is why it is so urgent to get the word out.
This park is the largest park in the US and she could be anywhere. Sondra, who is about 1 hour from them, went immediately with her tracking dog to Philadelphia in search of Bunny. Sondra is going back down to Philly today to continue her search (she is about an hour away) for Bunny.