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Scooter & Grace

Late Bloomer Guardian Angel

Hi. We are Scooter and Grace. The official "surrogate" Mom and Dad bunnies for many of the wounded rabbits who come to SaveABunny and need healing.

Hi! My name is Scooter. I am one of the cutest, most entertaining rabbits you'll ever meet. I'm also a sanctuary rabbit at SaveABunny. I live here permanently with my bunny wife, Grace.
Grace is one of the most special, loving and nurturing rabbits you will ever meet. She takes very good care of me and the bunnies that we sometimes help to heal. We are protective and welcoming to rabbits in need and help them feel safe.

I am an "ambassador" bunny for SaveABunny.

I visit schools and nursing homes as a therapy bunny, as well as help the people at SaveABunny educate the public and shelter staff about the proper care and unique needs of companion rabbits.

About 4 years ago, I arrived at SaveABunny as a "special needs" rescue. I had been left in the night drop box at Oakland Animal Services with a badly broken leg. SaveABunny is unique as a rescue group in that they are frequently the only group that will take in a special needs rabbit like me.

Special needs rescues require both a lot of fundraising (YES! You can donate to help.) and also the interest and commitment to provide long-term emotional and physical healing if needed. Cute, adoptable bunnies are easier to place in homes. Adopters and medical foster homes for special needs rabbits are always urgently needed.

At SaveABunny the rabbits receive both excellent Western veterinary care from experts like Dr. Carolynn Harvey and Dr. Debra Scheenstra, as well as alternative healing, such as Reiki, acupressure, shamanic
journeys and chiropractic care.

My leg is healed and now it sticks out to the side like a little bunny kick-stand. It doesn't bother me at all and in fact, I move pretty darn fast! It just adds to my charm.

Besides being absolutely adorable and endearingly mischievous, one of my jobs at SaveABunny is to help kids (and grown-ups)learn about the importance of kindness and compassion.

When I visit with kids, everyone has a chance to feel my soft ears and play with my long fur. I genuinely LOVE to get kisses from all the kids.

Some of the kids we meet have physical challenges or may be deaf, blind or have multiple challenges.

Many of the kids I meet have also had very sad lives of abuse or neglect. Meeting someone special and "imperfect" like me can be very healing. I too have had a hard life and yet I provide hope and show that acceptance and love is still possible for them as it was for me.

Thank you for reading my story and for supporting the powerful and healing work being done at SaveABunny. We rely on donations from the public to do our work and are volunteer-run.

When people ask why should we rescue a special needs rabbit when there are so many healthy bunnies who also need homes, the answer is that SaveABunny was founded with the intention that EACH rabbit matters.

SaveABunny balances special needs rescues with the rescue of adoptable rabbits and is dedicated to giving each and every rabbit the chance to know what it feels like to be loved and treasured.

Many times the most wounded rabbits, like me and Phoenix, are the ones who are ultimately able to transcend our pasts and give back the most.

Love, Scooter

A beautiful reminder that everyone engaged in rescue becomes an intimate part of a bunny life, whose life circle has no...

Posted by SaveABunny on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Late Bloomer Club patriarch Scooter died peacefully yesterday morning in the loving presence of Marcy and all his bunny...

Posted by SaveABunny on Monday, January 25, 2016

Scooter, the head tilt-y Late Bloomer Club President, has a snack.Update: A number of people have asked about head...

Posted by SaveABunny on Saturday, December 12, 2015

Saturday night snuggles with Scooter and Grace. Even though very frail, blind Grace continues to hang in there,...

Posted by SaveABunny on Saturday, November 14, 2015

Something's going on with the Late Bloomer Club.For the past couple of days we think the Late Bloomer's have been...

Posted by SaveABunny on Saturday, November 7, 2015

Late Bloomer Club

Family dinner with the Late Bloomer Club -- Grace, Tej, and Scooter.

Posted by SaveABunny on Friday, November 6, 2015

Late Bloomer Club garden visit. As a very special treat yesterday, Phoenix, Tej, Grace, and Scooter spent some play time...

Posted by SaveABunny on Thursday, April 23, 2015

Late Bloomer Club member Scooter has a sip of water. Scooter has lived with severe head tilt for the past several years,...

Posted by SaveABunny on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Scooter (Late Bloomer Club member) munches on a special treat.We're starting to build a special part of the SaveABunny...

Posted by SaveABunny on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Marcy gives Late Bloomer Club member Scooter his daily serving of Critical Care while bunny wife Grace is eager to...

Posted by SaveABunny on Monday, May 4, 2015

Scooter continues to support his family.