Quick recap: Miss Red was found outside with BB gun wounds and was taken in by the good folks at Indiana House Rabbit Society. We were able to safely remove two of the BBs, but the other two were in dangerous areas and we needed more information before attempting to remove them. Red Ryder was taken for an ultrasound.
WARNING- the surgical image below may be disturbing to some. This image shows the BB (gold in color) being removed from Ryder's shoulder.
The 4th BB is located in her neck, near the carotid artery and the trachea; that one will stay there unless there is evidence it's beginning to cause a problem.
"Red Ryder is doing great after her latest surgery. In fact, she’s actually doing better. She’s more active, her appetite is better, and she’s chewing up all her toys. She tried a green bean (treat) for the first time today and was so unimpressed that she gave me a dirty look and turned her butt to it. She doesn’t act like she was dumped outside and shot at. Ryder is completely comfortable being in a home setting, around all sorts of other animals, including big dogs and cats. She’s friendly and doesn’t get frightened by things going on around her." - Sarah Dehn, current foster mom