Zelda’s short life has left a lasting impact on our rescue.
Zelda is a bun we pulled from a partner shelter in October of 2019 and was told she had a simple abscess. After her initial vet visit, it was discovered her abscess was much larger than originally thought and was spreading over most of her back. She needed multiple surgeries, around the clock medical care and treatment to even have the chance to live a happy life. Unfortunately, the infection spread to her spine and her medications were no longer helping. Her little body could not fight the infection. The decision was made by the rescue and medical professionals to end her suffering and help her peacefully over the rainbow bridge.
Since that time, we have been brainstorming how we could best honor her memory. One of our volunteers is providing land for us to erect a building dedicated to buns that are currently unadoptable for any reason. These reasons include illness or simply awaiting the age in which they can be spayed or neutered. We have decided to name this building the Zelda Memorial Building.
Our volunteers pour their hearts and souls into the well-being of our rabbits and we strive to provide them with the best quality of life given the resources we have. With additional resources, the rescue will be able to help more medically fragile rabbits in the future and give them a chance at a happy, healthy life. Without additional funds and resources, the rescue will not have the means to continue to pull rabbits from local humane society shelters or county animal shelters if the animal requires extensive vetting.
Zelda’s building will have easily disinfectable crates for each of the buns housed there. It will be equipped with running water and electricity for heating and air-conditioning. Any additional funds raised above and beyond what we need to build the building will outfit the building with these crates and other supplies. Anything further will go into our vet fund for other buns in our care that may need unexpected medical care. We have volunteers who will be completing all of the work on the building. Can you help us by donating? All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law but non-refundable.
Postal mail and packages can be sent to:
Bun Bun Brigade
PO Box 210
Rineyville, KY 40162
“Animals are more than ever a test of our character, of mankind’s capacity for empathy and for decent, honorable conduct and faithful stewardship. We are called to treat them with kindness, not because they have rights or power or some claim to equality, but in a sense because they don’t; because they all stand unequal and powerless before us.” ― Matthew Scully