Phillip is one of 6 bunnies that travelled from Victoria in December 2014 to have their forever home here at Big Ears as a family. They had been living with an elderly person who passed away and their carer wanted them to live in an outdoor environment. At that time there were no outside sanctuaries for rabbits in Victoria due to foxes.
Jellybean was located on the side of the road on the Midlands Highway in September 2016. He was orphaned from his mother and was approx. 1 day old. The person who located him knocked on the farmers door and informed him of the lamb, but was told to take him as the farmer had too many lambs to deal with.
Jellybean came to the Sanctuary where he was very ill for some time due to not getting the colostrum from his mother. He was on antibiotics and electrolytes and cared for intensively by Big Ears volunteers Ros and Holly who nursed him back to health.
On the 26th December 2016, Jellybean sadly passed away after becoming sick on Christmas Eve.
Liberty arrived at the Sanctuary in October 2016 at approx. 4 weeks of age. Her owners were struggling to care for her as she had a condition called ‘Lumpy wool’ which is a type of dermatitis. This was cleared up by antibiotics and she was soon partnered up with Jellybean.
In December 2016 Apollo came fromt the North West Coast after a person’s cat brought her inside. The person couldn’t keep the bunny and made contact with us and we had one of our helpers pick her up and bring her to us. She is very friendly and loving and the damage done to her ears from the cat has completely healed.
Daisy the goat came to the sanctuary in December 2015. Her previous owner who was moving house had rescued her from a tether. You can still see where the collar of the tether had cut into Daisy’s neck and the skin had started to grow around it.
Daisy is a friendly and trusting goat who is now really enjoying being free with other goats to play with,