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February is “Adopt a Rescued Rabbit” Month

Article contributed by:  Phyllis O'Beollain

February is ‘adopt a rescued rabbit month’ Why a rabbit? Rabbits are quiet, very clean, and don’t require annual vaccinations (they do require an annual checkup). They don’t require daily walks, they won't go after the postal carrier, they will use a litter box, and they are comforting, soothing friends.

As with any pet, you need to do thorough research on bunny basics to make sure a house rabbit is the right pet for you (rabbits are generally not good pets for younger children, as rabbits do not generally like being held and a rabbit's spine can be very severely damaged from being improperly held).

Hope the Bunny – Rabbit Rescue Stories

From YouTube:

Meet Hope – a bunny who was given a second chance. In this heartwarming tale ofrags to riches, Hope the bunny escaped near death and is "hoppily" living with Amy in Massachusetts after she was rescued and nursed back to health by Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue in Foster, Rhode Island. This is the most successful "fosterfailure" yet!

Hope's before picture.  Watch the video to see the amazing trasformation!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas for Homeless Bunnies – 2013 Toys for Hops Drive

Donate Toys to Homeless Rabbits
and We'll MATCH Your Donation!


This year many rabbits will be enjoying Christmas with their families.  They will get gifts and lots of love and kisses on Christmas morning.

Unfortunately there will be many more bunnies sitting in rescues and shelters on Christmas morning with no family to love them.  These bunnies are very well taken care of by the rescues who saved them, but funds are tight and many times only the necessities can be provided. 

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Baskets for Bunnies has again decided that this Christmas season shelter bunnies should receive Christmas presents too.

Midwest Bunfest in Columbus Ohio – Nov 2, 2013

This festival is just what you and your rabbit(s) have been waiting for! Rabbit festivites for the day will include the Bunny Spa for your rabbit, vendors with specialty rabbit products, educational sessions by rabbit experts, rabbits looking for a forever homes, and lots of people who love to talk about rabbits and much more!

Plus HappyRabbitToys.com will be there with select toys at discounted prices!  This is a great way to see the most popular handmade rabbit toys up close and in person.
 

Things to do:

New Rabbit Shelter in Ohio

Good news for us here in Ohio, we have a new Rabbit Shelter!

"This Week Community News" reported on this.  Here is a quick excerpt:
 

"In what's being billed as a first for Ohio, homeless rabbits will have their very own place to stay — until someone comes along, becomes captivated by all that cuteness and simply has to give the animal a forever home.

Officials with Ohio House Rabbit Rescue, a nonprofit organization founded four years ago, have taken a hop of faith from volunteers caring for unwanted bunnies in their homes to a bricks-and-mortar adoption center.

“Do I Buy an Easter Bunny?” – An article to share with your friends

Article written and submitted by Sandra Lee from Wheek Wheek Thump

So it’s pretty much that time of year again –

When people begin to realize that bunnies DO exist as pets…decide they need one… for their children… because a bunny is like a hamster….. right? Wrong!

Wake up and smell the fresh air. Bunnies are living, breathing animals. Not only do they need to be cared for properly but almost always by an adult. You want your child to be responsible? Bring them to volunteer at your local Humane Society with the bunnies! Before making the decision to bring a pet rabbit into your home for good. As they are called Forever Homes for a reason!

Christmas for Homeless Bunnies – 2012 Toys for Hops Drive

Toys for Hops Christmas Rabbit Toy Donation

This year many rabbits will be enjoying Christmas with their families.  They will get gifts and lots of love and kisses on Christmas morning.

Unfortunately there will be many more bunnies sitting in rescues and shelters on Christmas morning with no family to love them.  These bunnies are very well taken care of by the rescues who saved them, but funds are tight and many times only the necessities can be provided. 

Baskets for Bunnies has again decided that this Christmas season shelter bunnies should receive Christmas presents too.

Massive Rabbit Rescue Effort in California

Bunnies in Ontario California need help!  Caroline Charland of Bunny Bunch is reaching out for support in a massive rabbit rescue effort like she has never seen before.

From The Daily Bulletin:

"More than 200 domestic rabbits – some with broken limbs and missing ears – have been breeding in unsanitary conditions and have migrated to adjacent businesses.

'This is the largest rescue in California, if not one of the largest in the U.S.,' said Charland, the founder of Montclair-based Bunny Bunch.  Charland contends people have been dumping their domestic rabbits there for two decades.

Rescued “Easter” Bunnies – What You Can Do to Help

Easter Bunnies in a Cage

This year will be like many others before it.  With nostalgic intentions parents all over the US will buy "Easter" Bunnies for their kids.  They can't wait to see the look in Jr's face on Easter morning when a cute little bunny hops out of his Easter basket.

What they don't even think about is "How are we going to take care of this rabbit after Easter morning?"  They are unaware that keeping a rabbit as a pet is more complex and challenging than they could have ever expected.  They also fail to realize that, while their kids are excited to see the bunny on Easter morning, they will quickly forget about their new pet in favor of video games, tv, etc.

Thank You from Gretta Parker, Flopsy Parker, and Pet-Rabbit-Toys.com

This past Christmas we held a Toy Drive for Gretta Parker and her organization "Baskets for Bunnies".  I would like to take this time to Thank You all on behalf of Gretta Parker, Pet-Rabbit-Toys.com and all the rescues and bunnies in rescue that received their toy donations!

In all we received $1580 in donations which resulted in us sending Toys for Hops $3160 worth of Rabbit Toys for Rescue Bunnies all across the United States!!

If you would like to read more about our original toy drive, click here

Here is the list of Rescues that received the toy donations:

Rescuing Mimi – A Rabbit Rescue Story

Mimi the French LopBy: Jodi Aker

I am a huge animal lover and have wanted a lop-eared bunny forever. As I had no bunny knowledge and have two very spoiled cats, I never thought it a good thing to actually get a bunny. That all changed last spring.

I am involved in TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) of feral cats. One Sunday last spring I was returning a feral cat that had been spayed to her colony. As I carried the trap up to the door of the caretaker, I noticed a large hutch outside. As I approached the hutch, I saw a bunny sitting on wire that was so filled with feces and urine, the poor thing was sitting in it.  She had an old, rusty feeder filled with pellets and a dirty dog dish for water. She appeared to be terrified of me so I couldn’t get a good look at her.

Toys for Hops – Christmas for Lonely Buns

Toys for Hops Christmas Rabbit Toy DonationUPDATE:

WOW!!  What a Successful Toy Drive!

In all we received $1580 in donations which resulted in us sending Toys for Hops $3160 worth of Rabbit Toys for Rescue Bunnies all across the United States!! 

Gretta has promised lots of pictures and wants to thank everyone for their kindness and generosity.  And of course, the bunnies thank you too 🙂

Here is the original post that spurred so many donations:

This year many rabbits will be enjoying Christmas with their families.  Not only that, they will get gifts and lots of love and kisses on Christmas morning.

8 Lop Rabbits Dumped in Wellington NZ

Rabbits Rescued in WellingtonFrom the Wellington SPCA Website:

"Wellington SPCA received a call on Friday afternoon stating that several pet Lop-eared rabbits had been abandoned on Harris Road, Judgeford (on Haywards Hill).

A local resident was able to catch two by hand, and an inspector was able to catch another three on Friday evening to bring them into the Newtown centre. At least three more rabbits are still loose in the area, although humane traps have been left so these rabbits can be brought in and taken care of.