Rabbit lovers in the northeast US: You may be interested in attending the annual House Rabbit Society / Rabbit Rescue & Rehab Conference on Sunday, October 23 from 10am – 5pm at the Radisson Hotel in New Rochelle, New York.
The rabbit care conference will cover topics such as rabbit behavior and training, bunny bonding, medical Q&As, demonstrations, goodies, and more! You may even run into actress/comedienne and longtime rabbit advocate Amy Sedaris!
For more information, see the Rabbit Rescue & Rehab website.
Cindy Stutts of Rabbit Rescue and Rehab
Cindi Stutts has been volunteering with Rabbit Rescue and Rehab, New York City’s HRS chapter, for 15 years. Due to her efforts, more than 3,600 rabbits have been saved from euthanasia and have been placed in good homes.
Not only does Stutts personally screen people looking to adopt bunnies, she also ensures that she or one of her 30 volunteers will follow up with new owners after the adoption to make sure everything is going well.
According to bunny owner Abigail Aldridge, Stutts has “made a lot of people happy by helping with the adoptions and bringing the rabbits and the people together, and she is dedicated to this all on a volunteer basis.”
For more information about Stutts and Rabbit Rescue Rehab, see:
Rabbit Rescue and Rehab Website
From NY Daily News:
It wasn’t love at first sight for Phyllis and Irving, nor was there fur flying – a good sign when it comes to bunny speed-dating.
Irving, a New Zealand white, eagerly tried to sniff “Filli” as the lop-mix hopped around the exercise pen during their two-minute exchange. Four weeks later, the love bunnies started living together in a Manhattan apartment.
Rabbit Rescue & Rehab, the New York House Rabbit Society Chapter, holds “speed dating” sessions for single buns. Owners of solo rabbits who think their pet may like a companion can set up meetings in a neutral location with available rabbits up for adoption. (Note: All the rabbits have been spayed or neutered!) If the fur doesn’t fly, chances are there will be a suitable match.
Read the full article here: NY Daily News.
If you have a single, spayed/neutered bunny, you can set up “speed dating” sessions with a rabbit rescue near you. Check out Petfinder.com to find local shelters.