Today did not start out like any other day. I got to work this morning and found a bunny near my boss’s driveway, he was super skinny, had matted fur, and scabs all along his backside. We all guessed that he was probably abandoned by someone who didn’t want to take care of him any longer, and dropped him off somewhere in the area (around Baldwin Hills in Culver City) thinking that he’d survive the wild.
Well, needless to say, my heart couldn’t handle just leaving him there to fend for himself (it was evident by the scabs that he had already been in a fight or two with a cat or some other animal). I took him to the vet, fearing they might tell me his only option was to be euthanized (but to me, was better than him suffering in the wild, or getting hit by a car). Thankfully, the doctor told me he was a pretty lively little guy, and with proper nourishment, antibiotics, and some TLC, he could possibly make a full recovery!
He’s a lucky little guy, and I’m crossing my fingers for his health. Instances like this make me feel sad and a little angry. If you have a pet, and can’t properly take care of it, please don’t just abandoned them. They weren’t taught how to survive in the wild. They’ll end up starving, not getting proper liquids, or end up in fatal fights with other animals. Bring them to a local shelter (preferably a no-kill), or do some research and let someone adopt your pet. Give it a chance before deciding to just neglect it.
To not lose all my hope with humans, if you recently lost your bunny around the Baldwin Hills area of Culver City, and are looking for him (I’ll keep an eye out for any posted signs), please feel free to message me.