Paralyzed Bunny Named 'Wheels' Gets Around on a Mini Skateboard
A baby bunny at a New York State farm that was paralyzed this winter now has a sweet set of wheels.
And an appropriate name: Wheels.
The folks at Overlook Acres in the town of Amsterdam discovered little Wheels after he spent a long cold night outside of his warm nest after an older rabbit attacked him and left his back legs paralyzed.
"After much care little wheels woke up to a nice warm room surrounded with humans," Jason Ambrosino wrote on a Kickstarter page he hopes will fund a children's book about Wheels' story of resilience.
"He sped around the pen inside dragging his back legs like nothing was wrong!"
Touched by the bunny's resilience, the farm owners took the animal inside their home, where they gave him a wheelchair fashioned out of a miniature skateboard and a sock.
Wheels' positivity also inspired Ambrosino to write the children's book about "the little bunny that wouldn't give up!"
It also likely saved Wheels from the dinner table.
"We breed them for meat and they are raised in a commune environment which is vastly superior to keeping them in cages," reads a post about Wheels on the Overlook Acres Facebook page. "This is our farm life.
"This roller bunny, however, is now a "pet' and will remain inside and bless our hearts everyday he is with us."
You can help Wheels' tale become a published children's book by contributing to the Kickstarter campaign, here.