Snowy arrived at the Sanctuary in 2006 and was the first rabbit to call Big Ears home (along with her mate Wilbur). Both Snowy and Wilbur had been dumped by the roadside. Snowy now lives with her sight impaired buddy Casper since Wilbur passed away earlier this year. Sadly Snowy passed away on 13 October 2012 one day after her beloved Casper died. She is sadly missed.
Lily passed away on 8/2/13, she was a sweet girl who will be deeply missed by her carer Nancy.
Angry passed away in February 2013.
Kelly passed away January 2013
Wigglesworth passed away 14 January 2013
Sisters Anna and Zacharina were put to sleep at the vet due to serious and ongoing respiritory issues.
Mr Chirpy was put to sleep at the vet early December 2012 due to eye and sinus chronic infections.
Buffy arrived at the Sanctuary in 2006 and passed away April 2012 Romeo arrived at the Sanctuary in 2009 and passed away July 2012
Olly arrived at the Sanctuary in 2008 and passed away July 2012 Brambles arrived at the Sanctuary in 2010 and passed away July 2012
Lulu passed away May 2012 Betsy passed away April 2012
Tibby, arrived at the Sanctuary 2009. Passed away 19/2/12. Hubert Von Schubert passed away at the vet on 15 May 2012.
Basil rescued March 2008, passed away February 2012 Hector passed away 10/2/12
Silver December 2011 Gorky 2009 - Jan 2012
Carlos the rabbit September 2011 Peanut October 2011
Meldrick August 2011 Franco October 2011
Annie 10/7/11 Giggles
Doogal - 15/6/11
Sullivan - 15/7/11 Dizzy - 5/7/11
Rascal Scampini - 11/6/11
Lily - 6/6/11
Major Tom, PTS on 23/5/11 Miss Mog, PTS on 23/5/11
The King of the Rabbit Warren passed away on 15 May 2011 after a long battle with teeth problems. Wilbur and Snowy were Big Ears' first rabbits, they came from the RSPCA. Jacqui quickly fell in love with them and has never looked back having rescued over 100 rabbits since that time. Many of the rabbits call the Sanctuary their forever home. Wilbur's legacy will live on with plans to extend the rabbit pens and one day have a rabbit adoption barn. Thankyou Wilbur for all you have taught us.
Vanilla had been fighting a nasty jaw abscess for many On 30 April 2011 Maurice passed away.
months. She was PTS on 12 May 2011.
Kevin the rooster was PTS last month. Kevin was our first rooster and dearly loved by all that met him, and his harem of girls. He was tha ultimate gentleman and all the other roosters looked up to him because of his way with the hens. He is sadly missed.
Carson passed away on 31/3/11. He was originally fromt he RSPCA and called Big Ears home for a number of years. His friend Tiger misses him and so do we.
Doddy and Moneypenny
Holly and Mopsy
Holly was also a rescue from a shelter. She had been terrorised by a neighbourhood dog and her owners no longer wished to keep her. With lots of love and patience, Holly has become a very confident bunny that seeks out human attention and is no longer alarmed at the dogs barking.
Mopsy was seized by the local authorities when people moved out of their home and left him behind. He was found underweight and his ears had been painted multi-coloured. He came to the sanctuary in 2007 and hasn’t looked back.
14/04/1996 - 17/04/2010
HAZEL-RAH Hamady and Yousef
Dandelion Pumpkin, Clover & Strawberry
The only member of Big Ears that is an agistment is beautiful Crackers. He is 36 years old and living his golden years with us. His mum visits regularly and finances his 3 special meals a day. Crackers is pictured here with a dear Big Ears friend - Jake.
Crackers passed away on 18 April 2010 from a stroke. He is remembered as a gentle boy with a very big heart.
Crackers - 36 years of age
Scooter was one of a nine rabbit rescue. Her ear had been deliberately cut off and her and her siblings had been dumped in a box. Once at the sanctuary she thrived and was a loving, happy bunny. Unfortunately in April 2010 Scooter passed away.
In 2008 we received two large old sows from the RSPCA. Their owner had died and the family didn't want them. We named them Princess and Queenie and they enjoyed nothing more than to lie in the sun until feed time. Both Queenie and Princess passed away in 2009.
The sanctuary also has a pair of rescued cockatiels and a white dove named Dolly. Big Ears does not believe in the keeping of birds in cages and the birds at the sanctuary live in purpose built flight centres. Sadly Dolly has passed away and the Bernard's have been re-homed.
Ringo was a rescue from a shelter. Nothing is known about him other than we think he is quite elderly as he is unable to see or hear. Despite this he quite happily moves about his pen and interacts with Webster the other guinea pig and his 2 rabbit friends. Holly can be seen grooming Ringo, it is as if she knows he needs special care. Ringo passed away in September 2009.
The sanctuary had two sulpher crested cockatoo's that both came together from the RSPCA. The male is called Peacetrain and the female Rory. Rory was named after Rory Freedman the co-author of Skinny Bitch. An inspiring book about what we should eat and more importantly, what we shouldn't. If this book doesn't turn you vegan - we don't know what will. More info at www.skinnybitch.net
Rory and Peacetrain aged 15 years and 25 years, although it is unknown which one is aged which. Caged birds are not something we normally support but in this instance we decided to take them so that we could ensure they ended up in a large aviary with plenty of room to fly. We have purpose built them a large flight cage so that they no longer have to exhibit signs of boredom at being confined in a small enclosure. Rory is missing feathers from her face as PeaceTrain picked at her when he was bored or anxious and she was unable to get away from him due to the small cage. Sadly Rory passed away in December 2009. In January 2010 Peacetrain went to a new home to live with a new partner.