All Creatures Rescue & Sanctuary is proud to announce their participation in 2010′s Rabbit Day! Rabbit Day is an educational event held in the Triangle area, geared towards showcasing adoptable rabbits, publicizing the rabbit overpopulation problem, and serving as a really awesome get-together from rabbit loving individuals from all over the state. We would invite anyone interested in meeting our bunnies (we’ll have Leo & Winnie, Charlemagne & Fauntleroy, and Bonnie & Clyde there for all to meet), fostering, learning more about us, donating a couple of dollars to the awesome raffle, voting in the bunny picture show, or watching bunnies being clicker trained to stop by!
Rabbit Day 2010 is being held at Animall, which is located in Cary Towne Center in Cary, NC.
Please be sure to visit the Rabbit Day 2010 homepage for more info:
Congratulations to Billie Jean for finding her forever home! Billie Jean was left at a local animal shelter shortly before Christmas (very near Frazier and Amelia). She was initially very skittish and terrified of us, but once settled down became a favorite in her foster home. She was athletic and spry, and was always leaping into hayracks and on top of her pigloo.
Springer had recently lost his little sow-wife, Maggie. Maggie and Springer had been together for several years, and her loss had left him heartbroken. When he met Billie Jean, he seemed to perk up immediately. He was excited and thrilled to show her all of his fantastic hiding spots and running tunnels.
Bob and Sue, her new mom and dad, reported that she spent about a week pretty scared of the new setup — they’ve got a free-range piggie habitat — but once she settled in, she was running and leaping like an Olympic champion. Thanks to repeat adopters Bob and Sue for offering this little girl a place to finally call her own with a big manly boar like Springer to keep her company.
Amelia is a 5 year old lady that was surrendered to the local animal shelter by her family just before Christmas. They left a note saying that they had had her for five years, but could no longer care for her, and asked that she be found a good home. ACR&S pulled her, as a senior, and set about looking for her perfect home.
It didn’t take long! Alison and Ed saw her on Petfinder and fell in love. They already have an older sow named Sophie who was alone. She’d been alone for most of her life (with out of cage playdates with other piggies), but they were open to seeing if the girls would get along together.
The introductions went very well, with the two girls mostly just sitting in opposite corners and calling each other names, but soon they settled down and agreed to have a snack together, with Sophie graciously allowing Amelia to reside in her piggie palace. Thank you again to Alison and Ed for opening up your homes and your hearts to a piggie in her twilight years.
Frazier has found his happy ending! Frazier was abandoned at the Orange County Animal Shelter all alone right before Christmas. He was estimated to be around 1 year of age, and seemed lonely. Joe and his family had just applied for a piggie to be friends with their piggie, Rocky. I sent them pictures of Frazier and told his story and a date was set!
Rocky, an older 2 year old male, had never had a friend before, so I brought over my blanket and introduction fence, and we spent a few smelly hours watching the pair chase and mark each other. Finally, tired, they flopped down and had a snack together — and that was the end of it! Frazier and Rocky are now close friends, and both enjoy running laps and annoying each other like true brothers.
A hearty congratulations to Parsley (formerly Kris) for finding his forever home with Mehrunissa and her family! Parsley went home to live with his two new brothers, Ariel and Apple, and though it was a long day, he’s now best friends with both of them. Initially it was pretty rough — Parsley being a young energetic adolescent, and the older piggies wanting nothing more to do than to eat and nibble and snooze, but soon enough they were sharing salads and making piggie trains through their palatial C&C cage.
Thank you again, Mehrunissa, for offering this little man the perfect home, complete with big salads, good buddies, and lots of room to run and play!
A congratulations to Comet and Meteor for finding their new homes! Comet and Meteor were returned guinea pigs — originally adopted out by South Carolina Guinea Pig Rescue (which has since merged with ACR&S), their family was unable to keep them after several major life changes. The big (and we mean huge!) 3 year old boys returned to us.
Doug and his family were looking for the perfect piggies to live with their family, piggies who were used to kids and would not be spooked by their well-meaning caresses. Comet and Meteor, having lived with kids their whole life, were much calmer than the average piggie, and after scant minutes in their new house were already wheeking for veggies and accepting cuddles.
Thank you again to Doug and his family for offering Comet & Meteor their forever home!