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House Rabbit Society Offers Aid to Rabbits Found in Landfill

Rescued rabbitsThe 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 >

House Rabbit Society’s Commemorative Book

hrsbookTo 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.

Purchase the book at Blurb.com.

Baby Bunnies at the House Rabbit Society

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.

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.

House Rabbit Society Art Show and Auction

Rabbit painting by Eileen Crowley

Francesca, 5x5 in., acrylic, by Eileen Crowley

The House Rabbit Society is holding a Holiday Art Show and Auction on their Facebook page. Proceeds from the auction/art show will go to the Emergency Medical Fund for the House Rabbit Society and to East Bay Rabbit Rescue.

This is a great opportunity to purchase fabulous rabbit art and bunny supplies at affordable prices while also supporting two rabbit organizations.

The auction/art show ends at 1 pm PST on Dec 6.

View Auction »

House Rabbit Society Thanksgiving Challenge 2011

Bunny with pumpkinIt’s that time of year!  From now until November 24, your donations to the House Rabbit Society Thanksgiving Fund will be matched by a generous donor.

This year, the Thanksgiving Fund will go towards opening a low-cost spay/neuter clinic in northern California. The money raised will pay for a part-time veterinarian, a part-time vet tech, and some medical supplies.

So this is a great opportunity to help rabbits and rabbit owners! Make a donation at the House Rabbit Society website.

Support Rabbit Rescue Organizations

Two adoptable rabbits

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.

Rabbit Rescuer Spotlight: Cindi Stutts

Cindy Stutts of Rabbit Rescue and Rehab
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:

NY1.com
Rabbit Rescue and Rehab Website

Bunny in Need of Help

The House Rabbit Society of Missouri has recently taken into their care a rabbit named Easter. He was found by a man in his backyard and was seriously injured. Unfortunately Easter has needed major surgery, including the amputation of a back leg. According to the HRS of Missouri, Easter has a strong will to survive and sweet personality.

The surgery is quite expensive and the HRS of Missouri is seeking donations to help defray the cost.

You can read the whole story and donate at their website: www.hrsmostl.org.