Heart Rescue, Bristol.
Tel: Ange on 0117 986 8005 or
Archie has been here for a couple of weeks now. He was very quiet to begin with but his cheeky character is really starting to shine through. Archie was brought in by a Dad who objected to the way that Archie was being kept by his daughter. He'd taken Archie to the vets to check out some sores on his back end (it was urine burns) and he was given antibiotics. We saw straight away that this wasn't the only issue. Archie was extremely thin and you could feel very vertebrae.
We've had a tough few months and we'd taken a break from fostering. I didn't think that I could face the emotions involved with fostering for a while. Then we got the email about Archie, and you realise, animals don't stop being cruelly treated because you've got personal problems. I had to help.
This lil fella made himself right at home - and ate us out of house and home! Full of energy, jumping on the coach, eating my flowers straight from the vase, humping our hats, getting under our feet - he certainly keeps us entertained (but those balls really have to go!)
It was this lust for life that made us completely overlook a big scab that he'd developed on his back. The vet found lice and suspected the scab was a wound from scratching. Poor Archie, there is only so much a little one can take.
Then I found lice on our own two rabbits! Their hutches, bedding, boxes, our couch - the whole lot has to be de-loused! The joys of fostering!
We have our fingers crossed that the scab will now fully heal, he'll continue to gain weight and grow all his fur back and then it's time for bye bye balls and some new friends....