'Wheelz,' the bunny gets around on dollar store skateboard-wheelchair

- It's the story of the little bunny that could at a farm in upstate New York.  

Overlook Acres farm raises bunnies and recently, they had six litters of bunnies born on the farm. One of the bunnies was injured in the back legs by another bunny, but that didn't stop him. The little guy began to zip around the room by pulling himself around with his front legs.

He was even moving around faster than the other babies, Overlook Acres said on its Facebook page. So someone at the farm took it upon herself to buy a $1 skateboard from the dollar store and fashion it into a tiny wheelchair for him. "He is as happy as can be and loves his speed," the farm wrote on its Facebook page.

He's nicknamed "Wheelz" now, and there is even a children's book in the works about his story.

The farm has been posting videos of the little bunny getting around on his wheelchair on its Facebook page. 

The original video showing the bunny snuggling and giving kisses has been viewed more than 24 million times. 

 

Sometimes with farm life you have to make hard decisions....like putting down an animal because the quality of life is no longer good. However, at Overlook Acres we do what we can. Over the past few weeks we have had about 6 litters of bunnies born. We lost many to the frigid temperatures of upstate New York. But thanks to Christine Griffith she took the remaining bunnies inside and bottle fed each one. I found this little guy in the barn stiff and half frozen and brought him inside. After a few days of warmth he was eating normal but wasnt moving his back legs. It appeared he was paralyzed from his belly down. Normally this circumstance would result in putting the animals down and out of his misery but he didnt seem to be in any pain. He managed to still pull himself around the floor and was moving faster than the other babies. So, Christine took it upon herself to buy a $1 skateboard toy at the dollar store and manuifacture a mini wheel chair body for this little guy. He is as happy as can be and loves his speed. Share the video if you would like. Who doesn't love a baby bunny in a wheelchair??

Posted by Overlook Acres on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

 

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