By Deborah Taylor-French
We love Yoshi. Yoshi means “good luck” in Japanese. Yoshi received good luck because our lovely Alex saved Yoshi’s life.
Abandoned in a cage at a construction site, this little rabbit’s front leg hurt so much she couldn’t use it. Alex’s friends took the rabbit, but did not have time to help her infected leg. They had to keep her in her cage, outside near their truck.
When Alex first saw Yoshi, the rabbit’s front left paw was raw-pink-red. A large open wound prevented the rabbit from using her leg. She held her leg up and could not stand the pain of walking on it.
Alex Saved a Bunny
Alex took her home, after saying, “I know about rabbits and what the can and cannot eat, how they feel safer and live longer inside a house. She ask about Vets that gave good rabbit care and found one.
Alex took Yoshi to a veterinarian who suggested amputation. He said, “The rabbit’s leg looks broken. She may not heal.”
Alex could not afford surgery. And more than anything she wanted to try to help Yoshi keep her leg. The Vet gave a course of liquid pain control and antibiotics. He also reduced the fee, knowing Alex did not plan on adopting the rabbit.
Helping a Sick Rabbit Heal
Alex treated Yoshi twice a day with antibiotics and pain medication. Alex treated the wound with peroxide everyday for a month.
Yoshi wore a cone head. I worried she couldn’t eat or drink wearing a plastic cone. Yoshi taught herself to scoop up alfalfa pellets into the cone and catch her food as it slid toward her mouth!
After terrible suffering and loneliness, Yoshi healed. Months of treatment and love from Alex (and a little help from us) this little and young rabbit lives happy and playfully.
Much to our surprise, Yoshi hops quite normally on her once damaged leg. Even her beautiful white fur grew over the massive wound.
Yoshi got a new nickname, Hop-along.
This miracle bunny loves people. Yoshi is brave. She acted calm with our small dog.
Please help this little rabbit get a great indoor home. We hope she can go to a house rabbit family where she will use her four feet to jump for joy!
Confident, curious and cute, Yoshi will make you happy everyday.
Please help our Yoshi “hopping” for a home. Contact Sonoma County Animal Care & Control for animal A299071.