Paralysed Rabbit Defies Vet's Advice By Walking Again With Wheelchair

Andrea A.
31/10/2015

A disabled rabbithas been given a new lease of life since her devoted owner built her a bunny wheelchair.

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Source @YouTubeBertha the bunny was left paralysed when her hips collapsed last May. Her owner Melanie James was advised by her vets to have the four year old bunny put down. But James ignored the vets' advice.Melanie says:

When the vet said the nicest thing to do would be to put her down, she still had so much life" said Melanie, adamant to give her bunny a second chance. I've actually seen dogs in wheelchairs and I thought 'if it works for a dog, then why not a rabbit?'

So Melaniebought a puppy wheelchair and specially adapted it to fit Bertha. It only took Bertha two days to get usedto it and now she is happily plodding along.

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Source @YouTubeWhat's more, thrilled with Bertha's progress so far, Bertha's ownerbelieves that "hopefully within the not too distant future she willregain mobility herself".Even the vet was stunned by Bertha's transformation. "The vet and myself can't believe how well the chair's actually working."

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Source @YouTubeMelanie, who runs an animal charity calledAni-Mel Haven in Cumbria has shown the limitless extent of animal love. We hope thather refusal to give up on her will lead to many more years ahead for Bertha.Watch some footage of Melanie and her bubbly bunny Berthahere :[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=24&v=8baE4NP_rqM[/embed]