Featured Animal: Penelope

Penelope in her CastPenelope, a white American Rabbit with gray markings, arrived at the APL in October 2013 in the arms of a Good Samaritan, who had found her outside.  Penelope’s back leg was injured; X-rays later confirmed it was broken.  Thanks to donations to the APL’s Second Chance Program, Penelope’s leg was repaired and she was sent to the home of a foster care volunteer to recover, and to get a little extra love.  Penny’s foster mom discovered that she was a very clever and curious rabbit.  So clever, in fact, that when Penny resisted taking her medicine from a syringe, her foster mom resorted to hollowing out baby carrots to create “carrot cups” to hide the medicine.  Penny got her happy ending just two days before Christmas, when her new mom came to APL looking for a friend for her other rabbit, Bun Bun, who was also adopted from the APL.  Penny and Bun Bun enjoyed the holidays at home and are now best friends!