Yearly Archives: 2013

November 2013

November 30, 2013 trip to Echuca Saleyards (just outside of Melbourne) where 100 donkeys were up for auction as well as camels and horses. Brett attended with Emma and Eliza from Brightside to see if there would be any donkeys or other animals to rescue from the meat works. Big Ears primary concern was about…


October 2013

We now have a double wash trough, hot water, hot water cylinder and a washing machine for our hospital. Thankyou so much to everyone involved for making this happen. It has already made our lives much easier. End of October, early November, we took on a 30 year old cockatoo. 1 female guinea pig and…


September 2013

Our technical woes continue with Face Book closing our page and asking us to create a page not a profile page like we have. We’re just looking into what we have to do and how much information will be lost by the transformation. So we apologise to anyone who has messaged us, we actually cannot…


August 2013

August 2013 – we took in 8 rabbits that had been living in a large hutch but could no longer be cared for by their owners, a father and his daughter. Due to the terrible weather conditions the rabbits living area had been full of mud and water and the rabbits all had dermatitis on…


July 2013

July 11th. website still a problem not able to update as easily as I would like and all old information is lost from the ‘sponsored animals’ page. Seeking some professional help. Took in a young rooster named Bernie. He was found wandering the suburbs without a responsible human to be found. The people who found…


June 2013

On Saturday 29th June Big Ears took in 2 6 month old cats that had been dumped at Burnie beach. It appears they were deliberately dumped on the rocks where there chances of survival were minimal. Luckily for these 2 cats they were saved by some caring people, although there were originally 3 cats, there…


May 2013

13th May 2013 Ashlee Bunny Appeal. Ashlee the rabbit has had a large abscess removed from her lower back. She is on antibiotics and round the clock care to keep her wound healthy. Ashlee is now experiencing issues with her wound and is back at the vet to be treated again and have her wound…


April 2013

On April 3 2013, it was announced that Big Ears has been sponsored by Evandale Football Club. This is an exciting collaborabtion and Joe the goat has become the unofficial mascot. Story in the Examiner newspaper and will be added here shortly. Big Ears also took in Diva and Blindy the sheep, you can find…


March 2013

March 2013 has seen a number of rabbits undergo a variety of surgeries for injuries. Blissie is recovering from a tear duct infection. Flashie is being treated for an ear wound which so far has avoided being amputated. Bramble wasn’t so lucky and she had her ear amputated after what we assume was a fight…


February 2013

February 2013 proved to be a very difficult and sad month for Big Ears. After 40 years of life, the difficult decision was made that it was time to let Pedro go. He had been suffering with his legs for a number of months and despite medications, special diets and treatments, he rapidly diminished in…