WATCH: Very Neglected & Sick Rabbit Now Thriving Thanks to Hope Animal Sanctuary
Earlier this spring, a woman came to our Hope Animal Sanctuary with a rabbit who was in a horrifying state. We named her Indigo because of her blue eyes and immediately began giving her the care she needed to recover.
When Indigo was brought to us, she was very thin and had severe diarrhea. She was also covered in painful urine scald, which is caused when urine soaks into their fur.
Fortunately, one of our caregivers has experience with rabbits and offered to foster her at home. Her TLC has paid off, and Indigo is doing so much better. Her skin has improved, her fur has started growing back, and she’s enjoying nutritious food and snacks and all the love she’s getting.
Even though rabbits are small animals, and may seem like they would be low-maintenance companions, they’re highly sensitive and require a lot of specialized, and often expensive, care.
If you’re considering welcoming one into your home, please adopt from a rescue or shelter, which are struggling to find homes — especially after Easter.
Find out more about rabbits and what it takes to care for these special animals, and learn more about how you can support our work at Hope Animal Sanctuary.