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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-04-2011, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Vet bill for rabbit

Okay, so my sister who lives back in CA has a rabbit. While my sister was gone, someone left the door open to the rabbit room and my moms dogs got in and attacked the rabbit and now it has a broken leg...
My mom and stepdad refuse to take it to the vet and if it weren't for my older sister, the rabbit would have been put down at home (aka shot or who knows what else).

Is there any kind of grant that could help her out? Most of them seem to be: you lost your job, you are on financial aid, or you found an injured animal.
She's only 15, so she's not even old enough to have a job, is there any aid out there that she would qualify for or that takes special circumstances?

Any advice would be most helpful...
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-04-2011, 11:45 PM
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Poor bunny....

Very doubtful that any agency would give money to a 15 year old. When allowing a child to have a pet, it's the parents that are responsible for providing vet care. Not providing vet care or at least a proper euthanasia to an animal with a broken leg is considered cruelty.


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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-05-2011, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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I know; I've considered calling SPCA and reporting them, but I don't know if I can deal with all the backlash. Especially since I'm living with my mom's mom. :/

Also, the rabbit had a severed spinal cord, so they just put it to sleep...
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-05-2011, 04:04 AM
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Poor bunny, and your poor sister. It sounds like a very difficult situation for her to have to deal with. Since bunny has gone over the Bridge I would give your sister as much support as possible.


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I love bunnys and I would do anything for my pets. If I have no money our vet accept deferred payment. In Germany you can find some charity organisations of vets which help when animal owner are poor or homeless. I don´t know if you have such vets in your area.

I had almost the same "story" with my parents when I was a child. I hate them to this day for killing my bunny. My little rabbit had an ignition of the tear duct and they refused to go to a vet. The inflammation widened. It was horrible for me to see him suffer torment of a disease, which can be handled with some medical treatment. So I put him secretive to a vet. The little bunny was euthanized and died in my arms.

How do they put him to sleep?
Your sister needs now a lot of love, sympathy and time for healing her wounds. Maybe she wants a little friend with long ears after a while? Perhaps it helps a little bit.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-11-2011, 02:36 AM Thread Starter
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If it was me, I'd never talk to my mom again.
Also, I don't know how she was put to sleep, I couldn't be there for her.
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I'd report them. Yes, they're your parents, but refusing to help your sister's rabbit by taking it to the vet is extremely cruel. Not only to that poor bun-bun, but to your sister as well. And if they're treating a rabbit like that, I can only imagine how your sister is being treated.

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