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Indiana Rescue Needs Help

White rabbit

A rescued rabbit

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 info@indianahrs.org.

For more information on ways to help, visit House Rabbit Society.

For more on the rescued rabbits, visit The Indy Channel.

Rabbit Rescue Spotlight: T.H.E. Rabbit Resource

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.

baby bunny

If you would like to help, visit  T.H.E. Rabbit Resource’s donation page.

New Beginnings for Two Former Laboratory Rabbits

Watch the beautiful story of Heather and Lillian who are currently living at the HRS Rabbit Center after starting their lives as lab rabbits.  These two experienced many firsts at the rescue – first loving touch, first hay, first lettuce, first flop. They are waiting to be adopted into their first (and forever) loving home.

Rabbit Rescue Spotlight: SaveABunny

Marcy Schaaf is the woman behind the California rabbit rescue, SaveABunny. Fifteen years ago, burnt out from working as a high-level advertising and marketing executive, Schaaf decided to step out of the rat race. She used this new found free time to foster bunnies, and quickly fell in love with the species. Since then, she’s put her work ethic and business skills to work running SaveABunny. The all-volunteer organization has saved over 5,000 rabbits from being euthanized.

Recently, the group was awarded a $25,000 grant from the ASPCA to expand their operation.

To learn more, visit the SaveABunny website.

Show a Bunny Some Love this Valentine’s Day

Two rabbits in love

One of the adorable cards available from the RSPCA.

Spread some love this Valentine’s Day with a Rally Round a Rabbit Charity Gift. You can send a sweet card to your special someone and support a rabbit cared for by the RSPCA at the same time!

Choose either an e-card or a printed card. 100% of the profit benefits bunnies. (More animal Valentine’s gifts are available here.)

Another idea is to make a donation on someone’s behalf to a local rabbit rescue.  Rabbit rescues will certainly appreciate the support.

Don’t forget- February is Adopt a Rescued Rabbit month!

 

E.A.R.S Finds Sanctuary for Some Canmore Bunnies

Canmore bunny

A feral rabbit relaxes by the curb in the town of Canmore. Photo by Jon A Ross.

Earth Animal Rescue Society (E.A.R.S.), the group that organized the transportation of over 200 feral rabbits from the Canadian town of Canmore to permanent sanctuary homes last year, is at work again. The town is still trying to manage a booming feral rabbit population which they say attracts coyotes and cougars to the area.  Recently, they have begun trapping and gassing the rabbits.

Susan Vickery of E.A.R.S has found a couple with a farmhouse northwest of Calgary who can provide permanent sanctuary to 50 rabbits.

“They’ve had a lot of dealings with rabbits themselves over the years,” Vickery said Tuesday. “They enjoy them. They know their nature. And they respect their right to live.”

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