House Rabbit Society https://rabbit.org Buy a Bunny a Little Time Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:19:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 Las Vegas Rescue Partners https://rabbit.org/lasvegaspartners/ Thu, 22 Feb 2018 04:13:56 +0000 https://rabbit.org/?p=24532 Las Vegas Rescue Groups

All Creatures Sanctuary

Bunnies Matter in Vegas Too

Rusty & Furriends: Vegas Dumpsite Bunnies

Vegas Bunny Rescue

Rescue Partners Taking in Rabbits from Las Vegas

Willys Wabbits

Precious Petz

Judge’s Park

Eastern Shore Rabbit Rescue

Bunny Lu Adoptions

Everybunny Counts Rabbit Rescue

Peaceable Kingdom

Southeastern Pennsylvania-Delaware House Rabbit Society

Humane Society of Greater Dayton

All About Rabbits Rescue

Bunnies United Network

Animal Welfare League of Arlington

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

Friends of Rabbits

Harvey’s House Rabbit Rescue & Sanctuary

Paw Crazy

Bright Eyes Sanctuary

Lollypop Farm – Humane Society of Greater Rochester

Triangle Rabbits

Rabbit Rescue Inc.

Animal Humane Society (Golden Valley, MN)

Humane Animal Welfare Society

Wisconsin House Rabbit Society

 

This list of rescue partners continues to grow and will be updated.

Updated 2/23/18

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Las Vegas Rabbit Crisis https://rabbit.org/lasvegascrisis/ Thu, 22 Feb 2018 04:05:50 +0000 https://rabbit.org/?p=24530

House Rabbit Society is appalled and disheartened by the tragic death of dozens of abandoned domestic rabbits at the Las Vegas State of Nevada Mental Health Facilities. We thank National Geographic for their comprehensive article, “Outrage Follows Mysterious Mass Bunny Murder,” published February 20, 2018. Additional news coverage: 2/18/18 Dozens of feral bunnies found dead […]]]>

House Rabbit Society is appalled and disheartened by the tragic death of dozens of abandoned domestic rabbits at the Las Vegas State of Nevada Mental Health Facilities.

We thank National Geographic for their comprehensive article, “Outrage Follows Mysterious Mass Bunny Murder,” published February 20, 2018.

Additional news coverage:

How is House Rabbit Society helping the groups in Las Vegas?

    • HRS and the “Bunderground” (a volunteer relay system for relocating rescued rabbits) have been working with Las Vegas groups to find rescue placements and arrange transportation for these rabbits.
    • HRS has consulted top notch veterinarians, including a veterinary epidemiologist, in order to provide accurate information to local authorities regarding the transmission of tularemia and Salmonella to humans. These professionals agree that there is little to no chance of such transmission by abandoned domestic rabbits. Necropsies (animal autopsies) of the rabbits who died found they did not have tularemia.
    • HRS has been working with rescue organizations to set up satellite foster care sites.
    • HRS, along with the “Bunderground,” will continue coordinating transports until there are no abandoned domestic rabbits in Las Vegas.

How can I help?

    • If you are a key decision maker in Nevada, or know a key decision maker in Nevada, please contact us so we can work on a humane resolution for any surviving rabbits.
    • If you are a shelter or rescue group and can take a rabbit, contact laurie@rabbit.org. We will arrange transport as quickly as we can.
    • If you are an individual interested in adopting a rabbit, please contact your local shelter or rabbit rescue group to see if they are accepting Las Vegas rabbits.

 

There are many domestic rabbit colonies across the US and Canada resulting when guardians release rabbit companions outdoors. When people see a domestic rabbit outdoors, they think it is safe to abandon their rabbit outdoors. When this occurs, the rabbits breed…like rabbits. A female can have a litter every month with an average of eight babies. At 16 weeks, they begin breeding. This continued breeding can result in 1,369 rabbits within one year.

Rabbits are wonderful indoor EasterAdoption-page-001companions for people willing to make a 10+ year commitment. Easter, six weeks away, is the most common time that people acquire baby rabbits. House Rabbit Society recommends thoroughly educating yourself before acquiring a companion rabbit. If a rabbit is a good fit for your family, please contact your local shelter or rescue group. When you adopt from a shelter or rescue group you save a life and make room for the next rabbit to come in. Please distribute these flyers on social media.

 

 

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This page will be updated as new information becomes available.

Revised 02/23/2018

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Two New Emergency Rescue Grants go to Nevada and Iowa https://rabbit.org/two-new-emergency-rescue-grants-go-to-nevada-and-iowa/ Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:15:19 +0000 https://rabbit.org/?p=24523

Rabbits have been in danger in a number of places this month. Two of those locations received Emergency Rescue Grants from us, and their stories are as follows: One grant went to All Creatures Sanctuary in Las Vegas, to aid with the rescue, transport, and care of some of the 500+ rabbits living at Floyd […]]]>

Rabbits have been in danger in a number of places this month. Two of those locations received Emergency Rescue Grants from us, and their stories are as follows:

Some of the 500+ rabbits at Floyd Lamb Park in Las Vegas

One grant went to All Creatures Sanctuary in Las Vegas, to aid with the rescue, transport, and care of some of the 500+ rabbits living at Floyd Lamb Park in Las Vegas. To find out more, and to find out how you can help, please visit this link.  

Some of the most recently rescued rabbits from the park will be going to the following organizations who have offered to help:

  • HRS Southeast Pennsylvania/Delaware
  • Triangle Rabbits
  • Everybunny Counts
  • Willy’s Wabbits
  • All About Rabbits
  • Judges Park
  • BUN Chicago Suburbs
  • Bun Bun Brigade
  • Peaceable Kingdom
  • Animal Welfare League of Arlington

The scene that investigators from Cedar Valley Humane Society found in Vinton, IA

The second grant has gone to Cedar Valley Humane Society, which responded to a case of animal hoarding in Vinton, Iowa, which resulted in the seizure of over 1000 small animals, including birds, mice, guinea pigs, fish, and rabbits. A news story about the case is here, and to help, please visit this link.

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Meet Fin! https://rabbit.org/meet-fin/ Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:00:23 +0000 http://rabbit.org/?p=24490

Meet Fin – this is his let me out I’m innocent look! It is also do you have any food look! Fin is a very sweet kinda grumpy black tort mini lop. He’s almost 3 years old and I have had him a little over a year. He tolerates us hoomins. I’m his favorite hoomin […]]]>

Meet Fin – this is his let me out I’m innocent look! It is also do you have any food look! Fin is a very sweet kinda grumpy black tort mini lop. He’s almost 3 years old and I have had him a little over a year. He tolerates us hoomins. I’m his favorite hoomin mostly cuz I give food and head pets. Anyway he is my kinda happy house bunny! 😊

To submit your own photo, please email photos@rabbit.org.

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Meet Ben E Bun! https://rabbit.org/meet-ben-e-bun/ Sun, 04 Feb 2018 14:00:43 +0000 http://rabbit.org/?p=24488

Meet Ben E Bun! To submit your own photo, please email photos@rabbit.org.]]>

Meet Ben E Bun!

To submit your own photo, please email photos@rabbit.org.

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Meet Bunny! https://rabbit.org/meet-bunny-3/ Sat, 03 Feb 2018 14:00:10 +0000 http://rabbit.org/?p=24486

Meet Bunny – she will be 5 years old in April and is admiring herself in the mirror! She’s a feed store purchase but is a very happy house rabbit. She jumps into my chair to eat raisins from my hand. She hops onto my bed and sleeps there at night. She particularly likes food […]]]>

Meet Bunny – she will be 5 years old in April and is admiring herself in the mirror! She’s a feed store purchase but is a very happy house rabbit. She jumps into my chair to eat raisins from my hand. She hops onto my bed and sleeps there at night. She particularly likes food that begins with C—such as cilantro, carrots, celery. She circles my feet, licks me frequently and is, unfortunately, aggressive towards visitors. She comes when called (most of the time.) She is far more interesting and intelligent than I imagined bunnies to be.

To submit your own photo, please email photos@rabbit.org.

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Meet Winnie! https://rabbit.org/meet-winnie/ Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:00:34 +0000 http://rabbit.org/?p=24425

Meet Winnie, she is a 1 year old mini lop and she really loves to play and run around. Winnie enjoys hopping around in the grass and playing with small balls. She also enjoys saying hello to my dogs and lets them give her kisses! To submit your own photo, please email photos@rabbit.org.]]>

Meet Winnie, she is a 1 year old mini lop and she really loves to play and run around. Winnie enjoys hopping around in the grass and playing with small balls. She also enjoys saying hello to my dogs and lets them give her kisses!

To submit your own photo, please email photos@rabbit.org.

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Our Latest Two Emergency Rescue Grants https://rabbit.org/our-latest-two-emergency-rescue-grants/ Tue, 30 Jan 2018 18:04:57 +0000 http://rabbit.org/?p=24480

In the past week, we’ve awarded two Emergency Rescue Grants to worthy organizations. The first went to Rabbit Wranglers, out of Pittsburgh, PA, which just rescued 22 rabbits who were being housed together in a filthy garage; the owner had been giving them away on Craigslist and others were sent to a farm. To find […]]]>

In the past week, we’ve awarded two Emergency Rescue Grants to worthy organizations.

The first went to Rabbit Wranglers, out of Pittsburgh, PA, which just rescued 22 rabbits who were being housed together in a filthy garage; the owner had been giving them away on Craigslist and others were sent to a farm. To find out more, or to help, please visit this link.

We also gave a grant to House Rabbit Network, out of Woburn, MA, which just rescued 17 rabbits who were living outdoors in freezing temperatures; most of the females are pregnant. To find out more, and to help, please visit this link.

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First Emergency Rescue Grant of 2018 https://rabbit.org/first-emergency-rescue-grant-of-2018/ Thu, 11 Jan 2018 19:37:19 +0000 http://rabbit.org/?p=24429

House Rabbit Society’s first emergency rescue grant of 2018 has gone to Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary, the Stockton/Central Valley chapter of House Rabbit Society, which took in 21 rabbits from a rabbit hoarding situation in Modesto, California; the rabbits were living in substandard conditions in tiny wire cages in a filthy shed. To find out […]]]>

House Rabbit Society’s first emergency rescue grant of 2018 has gone to Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary, the Stockton/Central Valley chapter of House Rabbit Society, which took in 21 rabbits from a rabbit hoarding situation in Modesto, California; the rabbits were living in substandard conditions in tiny wire cages in a filthy shed. To find out more, to adopt, to donate, or to help in other ways, please visit this link.

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Meet Hector-Gene! https://rabbit.org/meet-hector-gene/ Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:00:22 +0000 http://rabbit.org/?p=24422

Meet Hector-Gene – a cute, sweet little Jersey Wooley bunny! To submit your own photo, please email photos@rabbit.org.]]>

Meet Hector-Gene – a cute, sweet little Jersey Wooley bunny!

To submit your own photo, please email photos@rabbit.org.

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