Jim Cornette: ‘I’ve never been in my life’ as his dog grows up
I was watching the news and thought, “Oh my God, I have this crazy dog,” Jim Corneau said.
“I was watching it on the news.
I’ve never had to deal with it, and it really helped me.
I feel like this dog, my dog, is going to be with me through life.”
Cornette, an animal lover and animal lover himself, had been a lifelong supporter of the rescue group Rabbit Ranch, which runs a sanctuary in the Los Angeles area for rescued dogs.
He decided to adopt a new rescue group last year, and has been working with the Rabbit Ranch’s new breeders since, working with some of their dogs to make them a bit more loving.
“My wife and I were really close, and I had this one dog that I could never do anything about, but we couldn’t have,” Cornette said.
“And then, this dog comes into my life and I have to take care of it.
And so, it was just a natural thing.”
Corneau’s family has had a difficult time financially.
His first wife, Jennifer, died in 2006 after a long battle with cancer.
His youngest daughter, Katie, has struggled with depression and anxiety, and his oldest son, Ryan, has battled alcoholism.
Corneau and his wife adopted the rabbits as well, and their two oldest daughters have since been adopted by Rabbit Ranch.
Corneau said he has spent about $20,000 of his own money to adopt rabbits from Rabbit Ranch and another $3,000 from Rabbit Rescue and Rescue of New York.
Cornette said he thinks his dog will benefit from having more loving family members.
“They are a very loyal family, and they love each other,” he said.
As a rescue group, Rabbit Ranch has also helped raise money for other rescue groups, including a group that raises money for animals at shelters.
They’re also raising money to build a new sanctuary for the rescued rabbits in their backyard, where Cornette and his family have been able to spend more time together, working together to create a more caring environment.
Corodeau said that, as an experienced breeder, he has learned a lot about the rescue process, and said he’s grateful for the opportunity to be involved.
“It’s been a real eye-opener for me,” he added.
“It’s taught me a lot.”
For more information on the Rabbit Rescue & Rescue of NYC, click here.