History

Haviva has always had a passion for animals; she became a vegetarian at age 3 years and a vegan as an adult. Growing up, she was constantly involved in both animal rights and environmental issues; attending and organizing protests, raising awareness, rescuing animals and spending her time volunteering with a variety of animal charities. She has a specialized honors degree in Environmental Science and is honored to have worked for some of her favorite charities including, WSPA, Animal Alliance, Earth Day Canada, Toronto Wildlife Centre and Earth Rangers.

Haviva founded Rabbit Rescue after falling in love with Marbles (the bunny that started it all and the reason that RR exists today!). She realized the huge lack of resources available for domestic rabbits and wanted to change that. While many rabbit rescues could be found in other parts of the world, there were none in Canada! So, with extreme determination and hard work, she would not let anything stand in her way of establishing Rabbit Rescue Inc!

In 2001, she quit her job (environmental education/wildlife rehabilitation) to run the Rescue full time. Starting small, she incorporated the organization and obtained charitable status on her own. Haviva has a knack for bringing good people together, and volunteers quickly followed suit to make Rabbit Rescue what it is today. Rabbit Rescue Inc. was the first rabbit charity in Ontario, and is the largest rabbit rescue in Canada.

Haviva resides in Cambridge, ON with her husband John, daughters Anika and Maya, and an assortment of furry friends.

Haviva can be reached at: haviva@rabbitrescue.ca

Brenda found the Rabbit Rescue site a number of years ago and shopped at the online store. Shortly after, she became a volunteer, to help make treats for the store and helping out at events, like BunFest. Then in December 2010, she expanded her volunteer role by taking over the role of Online Store Manager. She really enjoys getting to know our customers and coming up with creative ideas to help promote the store. She has started a variety of contests, featured our customer’s bunnies as ‘bunmodels’ and started a Birthday Bunny Club for your bunny. She does have some help running the store – her eight year old dutch bunny, Lancie, is her supervisor and quality control.

Brenda can be reached at: store@rabbitrescue.ca

Rosalind discovered Rabbit Rescue in 2004. Initially volunteering as a foster home, her love of animals and the Rescue’s work, inspired her to take on a more active role in the Rescue. As an employee since 2010, she currently manages the Adoptions and Fostering departments. She takes great pride and pleasure in helping to rescue the animals in our care, and aiding families in choosing the right pet for their homes. Her hard work and dedication never go unnoticed by everyone she helps – both humans and rabbits.

Rosalind can be reached at: rosalind@rabbitrescue.ca