A very special bunny named Fiver came into our lives in September 2003. In the wonderful year that he spent with us, he taught us about life and love and touched many hearts.
Always a happy bunny, he enjoyed munching on dill and his ‘puff’ treats, binking around, and cuddling. Those who knew him fell in love with his outgoing personality, helicopter ears and adorable ‘quacking’. A bunny who beat the odds, his memory continues to live on in the Fiver Trust Fund. Donations made in his honor are used for special needs rabbits requiring long term medical care. With this Fund, bunnies like Fiver will get a second chance at life.
The Fiver Trust Fund is for our rescues who need more than just a forever home. By contributing to this long term care fund, you will help improve and prolong the the life of a special rabbit.
Make a donation to the Fiver Trust Fund and help save the life of a rabbit in need of life saving medical care.
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TAKE ACTION NOW!
To Ensure Compassion and Respect for Rabbits Everywhere (C.A.R.E)
Now is the time for you to make a difference for rabbits raised for food in Canada! Just a few minutes of your time will ensure that enough awareness of this issue will be raised. Then, there will be enough proof of public support for Rabbit Rescue to request a meeting with the Minister of Agriculture.
But first we need 300 letters! Write to the Federal and Provincial Ministers of Agriculture and your local MP to ask them to change the Humane Slaughter Act and to revise the Codes of Practice to include rabbits. Read more
Rabbit Rescue relies heavily on our wonderful foster homes. Without foster homes, Rabbit Rescue could not save animals from being euthanized. We work primarily with shelters across Ontario and get the rabbits that are at most risk, and out of time out of the shelters.
The more foster homes we have the more bunnies we can save.
We do realize that we can’t save them all, but each and every foster parent can help us save one more life and make a huge difference to even one animal.
Besides saving a rabbit’s life, fostering is also a great way to find out if a bunny is the right pet for you. You will have no obligations to keep fostering the rabbit if it is not working out for you. However we do ask that you give us as much notice as possible, so we can locate another appropriate foster home. It is always in the best interest of the animals to be moved around as little as possible, so please take your time to think about if fostering is something you can commit to.
Considering fostering a bunny? Please check out our fostering section for more information.
Magen’s been loved and owned by animals since she was 5 years old. From a young age, learning about health and wellness of rabbits bunnies was a passion. Magen found Rabbit Rescue in 2004 and adopted her first rabbit from RR. Over the years she has been an active volunteer, advocate and foster home for RR. She joined the Board of Directors in 2012 and brings with her knowledge she has gained from working in a veterinary clinic for many years.
Magen is also very involved in canine rescue with Keeshond Rescue Ontario Inc., She also enjoys showing her own dogs in conformation, agility and obedience.
Currently she is owned by, Hawthorne (adopted in 2006 from RR), Pogo (a former Barrie bunny adopted from RR), and Ziva (who was dumped at a local hotel). As well by Angel a Keeshond, her daughter Hades, Mazy an American Cocker Spaniel and rescued rats Punky, Fire and Eva #2. Magen can be reached at: email@example.com
Pat Pringle graduated from the art department of Central Technical School, Bathurst St. Toronto, in 1972, becoming a sign writer and moving to Burlington, Ontario in 1978. Patricia started a new business in 1983 called CitySigns. Originally working with hand painted signs, of all shapes and sizes .. Pat advanced on with the Signage Industry to working with modern computer graphics and vinyl signage techniques. CitySigns is now located in Campbellville Ontario and celebrating 23 years in business. citysigns.ca
Liz has been a supporter and board member of Rabbit Rescue Inc. since 2002. She contacted Haviva after seeing an article about Rabbit Rescue in the local newspaper, and has been active ever since. Currently Liz is President of Rabbit Rescue. An animal lover since childhood, rabbits have long been a part of Liz’s life. Liz will often adopt the chronically ill bunnies from the Rescue and she has had many Rescue bunnies come through her life. Liz’s current bunny ‘kids’ include Lacey and Salsa, two very special girls who have their own bedroom in their mom’s home in Toronto. Liz can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. John Brajkovich has been a part of RR since its incorporation. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology at the University of Guelph and graduated Ontario Veterinary College in 2000 and opened Caledon Mountain Veterinary Hospital in 2002. He has a special interest in orthopedic surgery with ten years of experience. Dr John Brajkovich is certified in most disciplines of orthopedic surgery including TPLO, TTA, hip replacement, bone deformities and fracture repair. Dr. John is an incredible rabbit savvy vet and takes a special interest in them.
Martin Mills is in the animal nutrition business. Our present position has evolved from providing feeds that met general agricultural needs in our earlier days, through to a high level of involvement in the poultry industry. This was followed by active participation in both pet foods and fish food. Martin Mills involvement in animal food products is only one component of a multi-faceted company.
They are lovable even in the off-season. But with Easter around the corner, the temptation to buy or adopt a bunny to surprise the family or make him a part of the seasonal decorations is even greater.
The trouble is Thumper’s novelty factor may not last beyond the holiday weekend, says Haviva Lush, the executive director of Rabbit Rescue, a Milton-based registered charity that takes in more than 500 small abandoned, abused, or neglected rabbits every year and places them in foster homes.
“Easter purchases are often impulse purchases, and they will just be returned later on,” Read more