Sunday, January 10, 2010

Do You Have What it Takes?

My friend dognerd (M) has been calling me the last few days because a domestic rabbit was dumped in the park in San Francisco. M is a dog rescuer, not normally a bunny rescuer. She couldn't let the bunny stay in the park because a)this is a park frequented by dogs and dog walkers and b)because it's just not cool to dump rabbits when you don't want them anymore, or can't keep them anymore, or whatever. When she first saw the rabbit, it wasn't a good time to pick him up- she had dogs in the car and no way to separate the bun from the dogs. So she kept going back, asking for tips on how and when to catch him. I'm not sure she slept at night, she was so worried. She finally got close but wasn't quite sure she could get him out of the brambles, and called for backup with awesome rabbit volunteers from the SF animal shelter. Together, they caught the bunny! He's safe at the shelter, and a little skinny, but not too much worse for wear.



I'm posting this because everyone (including me) needs a feel good story once in awhile. I'm posting this because M rocks, and deserves some recognition for serious days of perseverance, and general good-person-ness (she is also the fostermom/rescuer of One Eared Wonder from Wordless Wednesday and a big part of Grateful Dog Rescue). I'm not posting this so everyone thinks that there's a dognerd out there waiting to find their dumped bunny- there isn't. Don't dump your bunny. I *am* posting this in the hopes that we can all be the dognerd for the next dumped bunny we see- bunny or person or you know, bad situation, whatever. M stepped up when she saw the bunny in distress, she was his knight in shining armor. Life sucks right now, money is short, Obama can't fix W's mess fast enough, etc. There's always something to complain about. And there's always someone in a worse situation than we are. It is this kind of small effort that make all of the difference, and that keeps us human.

4 comments:

Dognerd said...

you are so sweet to write this. you were my main support in the bunny wrangling! one little correction though: it was volunteers from save-a-bunny that came to help catch him. there were 4 total and only two were san franciscans. I'm so impressed by them - they are really dedicated and inspiring!

Luisa said...

Lovely! OMG, I totally want to rescue a bunny now [shakes head in disbelief].

Pibble said...

M does rock! People who dump animals - where ever, when ever - suck, and then there are people like M who make me proud. Thank you, M, for caring and persevering.

Sarah said...

M did a fabulous job of catching that rabbit and getting him to safety! It would have been so easy to do nothing. Imagine what could be accomplished if everyone put in a little extra effort when they saw a rabbit, or a dog, or a person in need.