A Sydney emergency room hosted a pair of fluffy bunnies after an animal activist was injured on her way to a convention.
The Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary founder Kim Cooney was on her way to the Sydney Pet Show to speak about safe adoption on Friday.
However, after travelling 10 hours on the train from Grafton, in the state’s northeast, to Sydney, Ms Cooney suffered a fall outside her hotel.
‘When I went into the hotel in Sydney, I didn’t see the steps and fell. The ambulance came and took me to hospital,’ she wrote online.
Paramedics grabbed Ms Cooney’s belongings – including the two bunnies she’d brought for the convention.
Animal activist Kim Cooney suffered a fall while on her way to a convention in Sydney (pictured, nurses with her bunnies)
Paramedics at the scene grabbed Ms Cooney’s belongings, including a pair of bunnies (one above) she was bringing to the Sydney Pet Show
‘Doctors and the nurses all loved the bunnies,’ she said.
‘I am okay, they gave me some pain relief for my knees and lower back.’
Many Aussies wished Ms Cooney a quick recovery, and said break with the bunnies could have been the boost hospital workers needed.
‘I bet that will be the highlight of their shift, check out those smiles! Hospital staff are really doing it tough post pandemic,’ one wrote.
‘That sort of positive experience can really help morale and brighten their days.’
Another added: ‘The nurses and doctors had a great day at work with you coming in with the bunnies.’
‘It looks like you made their week,’ another wrote.
The Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary, based in the outskirts of Grafton, finds new homes abandoned and mistreated bunnies.
In the last month alone the organisation has rescued 33 rabbits and rehomed 40.
Looking at photos of hospital staff with the rabbits (above), commenters said the bunnies would have ‘made their week’ with one writing: ‘Hospital staff are really doing it tough post pandemic’