Alabama EARS, a rabbit rescue based in Birmingham, AL, is a 501(c) organization and a chapter of the House Rabbit Society.
Their focus is to rescue rabbits from shelters, litter box train them, socialize them, and learn about them so they can place them in loving forever homes. They also work to spread awareness about house rabbit care, participating in animal education events and working with local animal shelters.
Meet Sally, a rabbit available for adoption at Alabama EARS.
Alabama EARS also has sanctuary rabbits, which are rabbits not deemed adoptable who live permanently with one of the organization’s foster parents. Often a serious medical condition is the cause, and the caretaker would need the specialized knowledge to care for a special needs bunny.
To learn more about Alabama EARS or to donate to the organization, visit their website.
Crystal & Christin, two adult female rabbits available for adoption from Alabama Ears.
Now that the excitement of Easter has started to subside, shelters and rabbit rescues will begin to be inundated with surrendered bunnies. Now is the time to show your support for rabbit welfare and rescue!
Here are a few options:
- Donate to the national House Rabbit Society (which funds national education efforts and Emergency Rescue Grants)
- Donate to local rabbit rescues, including House Rabbit Society chapters
- If you are an experienced house rabbit owner and have the space, sign up with a local rescue to foster bunnies in your home
- Volunteer with your local rescue
- Donate supplies (hay, litter, puppy-pens, etc.) to your local rescue
You may also want to put focus on Alabama-based shelters (e.g. Alabama EARS or Huntsville Friends of Rabbits), who may have to accommodate rabbits displaced from the tornadoes in addition to the annual post-Easter influx.