(WTXF) - Good Samaritans at a barn in upstate New York offered some sweet TLC to a disabled bunny, and the video showing his progress is now going viral.
Sometimes with farm life you have to make hard decisions....like putting down an animal because the quality of life is no longer good. However, at Overlook Acres we do what we can. Over the past few weeks we have had about 6 litters of bunnies born. We lost many to the frigid temperatures of upstate New York. But thanks to Christine Griffith she took the remaining bunnies inside and bottle fed each one. I found this little guy in the barn stiff and half frozen and brought him inside. After a few days of warmth he was eating normal but wasnt moving his back legs. It appeared he was paralyzed from his belly down. Normally this circumstance would result in putting the animals down and out of his misery but he didnt seem to be in any pain. He managed to still pull himself around the floor and was moving faster than the other babies. So, Christine took it upon herself to buy a $1 skateboard toy at the dollar store and manuifacture a mini wheel chair body for this little guy. He is as happy as can be and loves his speed. Share the video if you would like. Who doesn't love a baby bunny in a wheelchair??Posted by Overlook Acres on Wednesday, February 17, 2016
According to the Overlook Acres Facebook account, over the past few weeks, they’ve had about six litters of bunnies born.
They write that they lost many of the bunnies due to the extremely cold temperatures in upstate New York.
However, a woman named Christina Griffith took the remaining bunnies inside and bottle fed each one, according to the post.
Then, another worker found another bunny in the barn, stiff and half frozen. The bunny was brought inside and after a few days, they found him to be eating normally, but unable to use his back legs.
“It appeared he was paralyzed from his belly down,” the post reads.
“Normally this circumstance would result in putting the animals down and out of his misery but he didn’t [sic] seem to be in any pain. He managed to still pull himself around the floor and was moving faster than the other babies.”
According to the post, Griffith bought a small, $1 skateboard toy at the dollar store and created a mini-wheelchair for the bunny.
“He is as happy as can be and loves his speed,” the post reads.
Since it was posted on February 17, the post has racked up more than 7 million views, 177,000 likes, and 178,000 shares.