Achilles was left to fend for himself, living in a neighborhood for the last four years with a badly-mended broken leg and an extreme case of earmites. For four long years, people watched him suffer and did nothing. What will you do?
Who was Achilles?
Once upon a time, there was a little rabbit who was left to fend for himself in the wild when he was no longer wanted by his humans. For four long years, this poor bunny somehow survived season after season - zero-below winter after zero-below winter - living outside in a trailer park and eating out of people's trash cans. Sometime, during the first year of his abandonment, he suffered a terrible injury that left him with a broken femur and a second break along his leg bone. Because no one intervened to help him, the leg mended straight out behind him, as though he were doing an arabesque. For four long years, he was left to amble around like this with an obvious injury. For four long years, people watched him - as they would birds at their feeder - perhaps, even enjoying his presence - and did nothing. Even though his injury was plain and his dangerous plight there for all the world to see: they did nothing. When CCRR was finally notified of this bunny's plight we immediately came to his rescue. Now, months later - and after a successful amputation by the Brewer Veterinary Clinic, Achilles is living happily ever after as a sanctuary rabbit at Cottontail Cottage.
However, this is not the end of his story, nor the story of the dozen rabbits who live as sanctuary bunnies alongside of Achilles, baring their own special needs. What is a special needs bunny? Well, this is a result of the "trickle-down effect." More and more bunnies are coming to us with injuries or chronic illnesses, leaving them unlikely to become adopted. This does not mean they are not adoptable, but they do have additional care and requirements, that most people do not find appealing. Because of this, CCRR has created the Achilles foundation.
What is the Achilles Foundation?
The Achilles Foundation benefits our special needs bunnies. This includes bunnies who suffer from chronic respiratory infections due to a compromised immune system, bunnies with head tilt, amputees (we currently have two tripods,) bunnies with chronic weepy eyes, dental issues, seizures, the elderly (includes buns with arthritis so bad that they have become incontinent) and buns with head injuries (yes, we even have one of those.) Unfortunately, the medical costs for maintaining a bunny with disabilites such as these, can be very high. Donations that come through here directly benefit the care required for our disabled buns.
A FEW OF OUR SPECIAL NEED BUNNIES. Some still live at the sanctuary. Others have found forever homes.
It is our biggest hope and endeavor that in time, and with enough support, we can become a grant-giving foundation, funding other nonprofit 501(c)(3) causes across the country that share in Achilles Story and help other disabled buns. With your help, we can continue to create caring communities that acknowledge the relationship between animal welfare and human development.
Will you help our disabled buns, like Achilles so we can continue helping other special needs bunnies? Their need is greater than you can even imagine. And their struggles are real. . . DONATE NOW!