'Bunny' the rabbit is lucky to be alive!

"Bunny" the miniature rabbit is recovering after his quick-thinking owner rescued him from drowning and saved his life (iWitness Reports)

February 9, 2013 11:24:02 AM PST
A miniature rabbit named "Bunny" is lucky to be alive.

Not only did his owner rescue him from drowning in a swimming pool, she is also a nurse who was able to successfully perform CPR on his tiny, two-pound body.

Bunny was recently adopted by Sonya Arndt. She was off Tuesday when she said Bunny fell into her swimming pool.

Arndt jumped into the pool fully clothed, grabbing Bunny and pulling him out.

She immediately started CPR, and it worked.

"It just seemed like the right thing to do I guess," she told us. "I blew into his mouth and nose twice, and began to compress and rub on his sternal area briskly, and he responded."

Arndt took the newly revived Bunny and wrapped him in a warm blanket, holding him for about an hour while she used a blow dryer on a low setting to dry him off and warm him up.

Now, Bunny is happy and healthy -- and alive, thanks to his quick-thinking owner.

"His adoptive name was 'Peter' but in the spirit of a new start, he just goes by 'Bunny' and is doing so well," Arndt said. "He was special when I adopted him, now we're a little bit more bonded."

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