What didn’t happen yesterday in our little Rescue world? I’ll just timeline it for you:
7:21 am: The first email inquiry of the day from a parent wanting a rabbit as Christmas gift for a young child arrived in our inbox.
8:15 am: Assembled a team of volunteers to standby for the potential influx of emails like the aforementioned, in effort to educate these well-meaning families that living things are not toys.
9:00 am: Volunteers cleaned, fed and snuggled buns at our main foster home.
10:00 am: Ontario, adopted out last year, was transported back by volunteers to our main foster home, as her family could no longer care for her. Welcome back, sweet girl.
11:00 am: Secured a foster home for the “Frat Party Rabbit.” A father contacted us during the week that his daughter saved a rabbit from a college fraternity party but they could not keep the rabbit long term. Volunteers then sprung into action, once foster home was secured, to transport rabbit from rescuer’s home to foster home.
Throughout the Day: Emails are thankfully and surprisingly slow… or it just felt that way because I had a lot of great help! Connected 4 potential adopters to volunteers for screening and helped a few other emailers with questions.
3:33pm: Lil’ B, a boy from our recent big rescue in Baldwin, is adopted as husbun to LIRRG alum Brooke. That makes 51 adoptions in 2017, just one shy of our goal.
4:00 pm: “Frat Party Rabbit” picked up by loving volunteer and father of rescuer gave very generous donation. Bun is transported to foster home and is now a member of our sorority; she’s a young lop-eared lady.
6:23 pm: Two strays that a former adopter has seen in her neighborhood (and offered to foster if we help catch) are spotted. Team springs into action and heads way out east. One rabbit is brought to safety… turns out this case is far more complicated than two abandoned rabbits and the authorities are called in.
6:33 pm: Compiled the volunteer coverage schedule for the upcoming week. Grateful to the solid team of helpers!
8:01 pm: LIRRG alum (and my tiniest niece) Laila Bunny is not eating and her temperature is low.
8:55 pm: I leave the house (in my pajamas) to medicate Laila Bunny. She seems to be getting better (but she didn’t get better overnight and has been hospitalized this morning).
9:43 pm: Volunteer who sustained scratches at the evening catch texts me to ask if Sacred Frankincense will work on her skin like “regular” Frankincense will. Yes… and I love the crossover between my Rescue and wellness worlds, lots of people living lives of wellness and purpose.
I think I got everything… and that’s just the “stuff” that I helped with; we have quite the kick-ass team out there, saving as many as we can!