Every year we see so many innocent bunnies surrendered or released in the months after Easter. Rabbits are cute but not as cuddly and work free as you may think. Here are some things to consider if you’re planning on purchasing a bunny for Easter.
This year try a chocolate or stuffed toy rabbit instead.
Recently, Rabbit Rescue was able to help rabbits in Las Vegas by taking in eight bunnies. There are several dumping grounds in Vegas with hundreds of rabbits, and rescue groups in the area have been working to catch and rescue them. We were able to arrange transport and raise the funds to get them into our care Jan 2018. We thought the story might end there, but the situation took a drastic turn when someone began poisoning the rabbits, killing dozens in one day. The city of Nevada also issued a letter stating they will be catching and removing the rabbits. As a result of both of these situations, local rescues are working over time to catch even more rabbits. But with so many rabbits, they need our help. Rabbit Rescue has sprung into action again to help get more rabbits into our care. This time, 25 will be coming to Ontario. We have again partnered with Rusty & Furriends, a rescue in Vegas dedicated to helping as many of these rabbits as they can.
We started a gofundme for the transport costs ($2500) and reached our goal in 20 hours!
We urgently need your help!
- In order to take in 25 bunnies, we still need FOSTER HOMES! (Foster Application Download Here)
- Apply to adopt a Vegas bunny! These bunnies are highly bondable as they are used to being around other rabbits. (Adoption Application Download Here)
- Sponsor a Vegas Bunny! Your donation will help pay for spays/neuters, health checks, and any medical issues they encounter upon arrival or while in our care. Donations will also help cover the “import fee” we need to pay to bring them across the border. You can make your tax deductible donation here: (DONATE NOW) EMAIL US TO LET US KNOW YOUR DONATION IS FOR THE VEGAS BUNNIES.
The bunnies are all health checked in Vegas, and receive a fecal to ensure no parasites. They will each get a health certificate for boarder crossing. All rabbits are assessed for suitability for the long 5 day journey. Extreme care is taken to ensure suitable rabbits are chosen. Our experienced rabbit drivers check on the bunnies hourly, offering food and assessing them. All rabbits are overnighted in bunny friendly homes that are ready and waiting with pens for them to stretch out and rest for the night.
Help us bring 25 Vegas bunnies into the safety and care of Rabbit Rescue and make more bunnies Canadian citizens! Please check our social media pages (FB, IG, Twitter) for daily updates & photos of the Vegas bunnies we need foster/adoptive homes for.
WOW! We almost can’t believe it. Hundreds of hours of planning, many volunteers, TONS of paperwork, 5 days on the road and an entire rabbit community holding their breath as they approached the Canadian border but… THEY MADE IT!
January 31, 2017 EIGHT beautiful bunnies safely made it into Rabbit Rescues care from one of the dumping grounds in LasVegas, Nevada. If you’re unaware of the story, there have been ongoing issues with people dumping their rabbits outdoors in Vegas. The issue is so bad that they’ve now got what are called dumpsites. Although it’s illegal to do so, the issue continues. So many unaltered animals in one space reproduce very quickly. HUNDREDS of rabbits now live at each of these locations. It’s gotten completely out of control. The rabbits are perishing from the desert extremes, prey animals and disease. Rescue groups have been overloaded and desperate for help so we found one willing to work with us and jumped at the opportunity.
We want to give a HUGE shout out to all of the volunteers, the fosters, and adopter for making this happen! Also to Jodie & Rodney for making the LONG and sometimes stressful trek with these bunnies giving tremendous care along the way. To all of the people that opened up their homes for the bunnies to stretch out and spend the night, THANK YOU! Also a special shout out to Erin of Rusty and His Furrever Friends Rescue who we obtained the bunnies from and made it all happen!
Our story doesn’t stop here, if we can obtain more foster homes for these amazing animals we’re going to save as many as we can! If you can open your home to foster we would LOVE to hear from you. Please email email@example.com for more information today!
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