Watch a great documentary about the rabbits and owners who participate, called Hop, Jump and Play:
Right before Christmas this past year, Buns Urgently Needing Shelter (B.U.N.S.) in Santa Barbara, CA received a delivery of 22 Palomino rabbits. Now, months later, the shelter still needs your help! (A delivery of 22 bunnies is a lot to take on all at once!)
You can help the shelter by:
- Adopting a bunny or two (choose from either the Christmas bunnies or other available bunnis at their shelter). View their adoptable bunnies here >
- Spreading the news about the Christmas bunnies.
- Donating to the shelter. Visit their donations page here >
More about B.U.N.S.
B.U.N.S. is an independent non-profit corporation dedicated to the care and welfare of rabbits and guinea pigs. B.U.N.S. works to find bunnies and guinea pigs permanent homes, and educates the public on caring for their guinea pig and rabbit companion. Visit their website >
The latest Emergency Rescue Grant from the House Rabbit Society was awarded to Napa Humane Society and the student chapter of the UC Davis Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association to help pay for spays and neuters of 27 rabbits rescued from a field near the Fairfield landfill in Solano County, California.
If you would like to help rescue efforts like these, you can donate to the House Rabbit Society towards their Emergency Rescue Grant program. Learn more >
If you’ve done your homework and determined that you and your family are ready to welcome a rabbit into your home, then consider adoption!
Rabbit rescues and animal shelters are continually overrun with homeless rabbits. There are bunnies of all ages, shapes, and sizes just waiting for their forever homes. A shelter volunteer can help match you up with just the right bunny (or pair of bonded bunnies).
Plus, adopting a rabbit from a rescue or shelter doesn’t just benefit the bunny. Many rescues litter train the rabbits in their care and acclimate them (if needed) to living inside the home. Further, if the rabbits are mature enough, most rescues will have the rabbits neutered/spayed. This will save you money on vet bills for the procedure.
To find out more reasons to adopt a rabbit from a shelter as opposed to purchasing one from a breeder or pet store, see our article, “Benefits of Adopting a Pet Rabbit.”
To celebrate 25 years of rabbit rescue, the House Rabbit Society has published a commemorative book by HRS President Margo DeMello.
The book features full-color photos from the House Rabbit Society’s history, and focuses on their volunteers and the rabbits they’ve rescued. All proceeds from the book will go towards funding the HRS Emergency Rescue Fund.
International Rabbit Day is a great opportunity to appreciate the joy that rabbits bring to our lives. Take the time to celebrate the rabbits in your life and find ways you can support rabbit welfare worldwide.
There are many rabbit welfare organizations you can support through fostering, volunteering, and donations. Find a local rescue or shelter here, or if there aren’t any organizations nearby, you can donate to the House Rabbit Society headquarters.
How will you celebrate bunnies today?
On September 5, the House Rabbit Society volunteers found two containers of bunnies that someone had dumped on their doorstep. Eight of the seventeen rabbits were babies. Here’s a video of them:
To help HRS care for these and other needy rabbits, please visit their web site and consider donating: www.rabbit.org.
Indianapolis Animal Care and Control confiscated 375 rex and mini-rex rabbits from a breeder after complaints over their care.
Soon there were 400 rabbits, as many of those who were pregnant gave birth. The Indiana House Rabbit Society took up the cause and helped with feeding and medical care.
There is still work to be done. One hundred and seventy rabbits are still in foster care. The rabbits need homes in Indiana, or they can be transported to other states. If you can help, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on ways to help, visit House Rabbit Society.
For more on the rescued rabbits, visit The Indy Channel.
Watch an adorable video below of Edward, a rescued rabbit with large floppy ears, as he goes on an adventure. Edward was taken in by Special Bunny Rescue in 2012 when he was found in a state of starvation. Look at him go now!
T.H.E. Rabbit Resource, the New York State Chapter of the House Rabbit Society, is in dire need of your support. They recently took in a significant number of pregnant strays and rescues, and now, as you’d expect, they have a baby bunny bounty on their hands.
Some of the babies have major health issues, such as one little guy known as Renny Hillbilly James. This bunny is severely underweight and is also in need of a couple surgeries.
If you would like to help, visit T.H.E. Rabbit Resource’s donation page.