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Hi! I'm Artemis, an approximately two year-old female named for the Goddess of nature who had the strength and ability to protect herself from any unwanted attention. I was named after being rescued from a lawn in Endicott, NY, where I lived for nearly three months. (I'm not super at keeping track of all of those days). Prior to being rescued I had been eating whatever I could forage, in addition to the kale, spring mix, carrots and bananas that the lawn owner was using to try to lure me into a humane trap. (When I was rescued, I weighed less than 4 lbs. Now I'm up to a normal weight of just over 5 lbs.)
Unfortunately, while I was protecting myself from unwanted attention, I endured the traumatic amputation of my tail. My urinary and fecal sphincters were injured as well, which is why I am in the special needs section of the adoptable buns. I need to have an occasional butt bath (currently twice monthly) to rinse off any urine that dribbled on my fur and mildly protruding vulva to prevent scald. I also need to live in a space that is pretty washable because I can't completely control my urine and fecal output. My control definitely increased after my spay in June '16, though I do occasionally dribble, particularly when picked up. According to the vets at Cornell, I am not bothered by my situation. I know that I am lovable and loving regardless and that I am the perfect Artemis that I am meant to be!
I am a sweet girl, if I do say so myself, but I am a bit timid (for good reason). I have definitely warmed up to people, and I LOVE receiving pets (if I'm on a solid surface), especially on my cheeks and shoulders. I am a healthy eater and am not picky in the slightest, I do high binkies, and I love to rearrange everything in my area. I have a great personality and will add LOADS of joy to my forever home!
UPDATE: I was recently (3/20/17) at Cornell for a well visit, and the doctors and students were all so impressed by what a health bunny I am considering my difficult and traumatic history! The doctor's best guess (considering my unusual physical circumstance) is that my incontinence will not worsen as I age aside from what is typical for "normal" bunnies to experience.
Here's poor Artemis when she was first rescued.
Black Satin Mix - 5lbs. +
Adult Female - Spayed
Located in Endicott/Binghamton area
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