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.
Hadfield is a very sweet little boy who is currently in Vegas and is looking for his ticket out of there! He can come to Canada in April if someone will foster or adopt him. Please fill out an application on the website to get him safely to Ontario.
Aurora is a spayed female who is currently in Las Vegas and is in urgent need of a foster or adoptive home. She is very snuggly, and has perfect litter habits. If we can find a foster/adoptive home for her, she will arrive in April.
Farley is in urgent need or a foster or adoptive home. He is currently in Las Vegas. We can transport him to Canada in April if someone applies for him!
Viola (after Viola Desmond) is currently in Las Vegas and looking to come to Canada in April 2018. If someone will foster or adopt her, she can come. She would be an excellent candidate for bonding.
Tragically Hip Hop is currently in Vegas and needing to come to Canada in April. Transport is secured, just need a foster or adoptive home for him. He is a sweetheart and will be neutered either before transport or once arriving in our care.
Little Gracie is the sweetest girl, who unfortunately came from owners who just had no clue how to care for bunnies. She was removed from the owners by a friend after she was found living in filth. She is young at about 2 years old, in perfect health, has a very soft coat and the most beautiful big beady eyes!!! She can be shy at first, but once she warms up, she is very affectionate! She loves being pet on the nose, cheeks, and between the ears. After a good petting session, she’ll return the favour with lots of licks! When she’s excited to see you, she will hop circles around your feet. And you’ll know she’s really enjoying your company when she feels comfortable enough to binky.
Gracie’s old family had young children who would grab her aggressively, so she’s not a huge fan of being picked up, but we’re working on it and she gets better every day! Good news is, once she’s in your arms, she’s pretty docile and doesn’t fuss, so it’s easy to clip her nails and brush her fur.
Gracie does well inside her pen (2’ x 4’), but of course prefers the option to be free range. She is currently housed in a room that is half hardwood and half covered in gym mats, she prefers to sit and stretch out on the gym mats, but will also hop around on the hardwood to explore. Some of her favourite toys are just shoeboxes and TP rolls, so she’s not high maintenance. She has wonderful litter habits and it is very easy to teach her not to chew things.
As for diet, Gracie LOVES pellets and eats about ¼ cup every morning. She gets access to unlimited Timothy hay and gets a handful of fresh leafy greens daily (we like to scatter them around her room so she can “scavenge”). She also LOVES treats and will very eagerly take treats like carrots, apples, and bananas. She’s good at drinking out of both bowls and bottles.
Gracie would love a patient family who could spend more time with her and give her the opportunity to really come out of her shell. She is the most wonderful little rabbit and is hoping to find her forever home soon!
She has been vet checked and found to be in perfect health. We are seeking a permanent or foster home for her. She will be spayed once in our care.
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.
Hello every bunny!
My name is Stormy and I’m just about to turn 2 years young. I am spayed and am in good health (just had a check up!) I’m a sweet and affectionate female bun and love to hop around until I’m totally tired out! I love all veggies but my favourites are broccoli, kale, carrots and spinach. I also love bananas but I don’t eat too many because they are so sweet! My very favourite thing is to be pet. If you come and sit beside me I will hop into your lap and you can pet me for as long as you’d like. Once I get comfortable I am ok with being picked up for hugs as well!
I am almost fully litter trained and always pee in my litter box, I’m really easy to clean up after. I am friendly and curious with new people, it doesn’t take me long to get comfy if you are patient and wait for me to come to you at first. I am also great with children and cats, I can’t wait to join my new forever family!! Unfortunately I need to find a new home because my owner is not able to keep me. Would you be my new best friend? I promise to be a loyal companion. Please fill out the adoption application to adopt me and give me my forever home!
Oak was rescued from one of the dumping grounds in Vegas. We are seeking an urgent foster/adoptive home for him. We have raised funds for his travel to Canada and will arrive in early spring to Ontario! We just need a place for him to go. Email us, or fill out an application on our website to adopt or foster him. He is currently learning how to be a house bunny and is excited at the possibility of becoming a Canadian bunny.
Domino was recently rescued from one of the dumping grounds in Vegas. We are seeking an urgent foster or adoptive home for her. She was very dirty when caught and is currently being rehabbed. She is not yet spayed, but we will spay her here upon arrival in our care if she is not done in Vegas.
Would you give this deserving bunny a second chance? She would love to come to Canada! Please fill out an app to become a foster parent to her, or to give her a forever home.
Ember is a sweet boy. He acme all the way from Las Vegas to Ontario to be in our care. In Vegas he was rescued from one of the dumping grounds (hunderds of rabbits there). We had him neutered and health checked on Feb. 16th 2018. He came out of his pen upon arrival to his foster homes like he owned the place. He seemed a bit taken aback at first with a “where am I and who are you?” kind of look but, soon was hopping around happily. After only two days he is In his accepting pets and scritches behind his ears and taking treats out of his foster moms hand. In his foster home there is a cat and dog that he is getting used to.
Ember has an amazing colouring on his coat that has a mix of grey, brown, red, and a bit of white. He has a tear in his nose and on his ear from a previous injury but, they do not bother him.
Ember would make a fine addition to any bunny savvy home and likely would bond quite well to a spayed female.
Tim is a rescue from Las Vegas so he loves warmth and sunlight. He travelled all the way from Nevada to Ontario to get to us and loves being a Canadian bunny now! Don’t be fooled by his timid demeanor when you first meet him. He is curious and loves to roam around exploring. No nook or cranny will go uncharted with Tim around!
Like most buns, Tim doesn’t love being picked up, but if you get on his level, he will take a break from his exploring for pets and snuggles. A little love (or fruit based bribery) goes a long way, and Tim is more than happy to spend the night in with you, just chilling under a blanket on the couch.
RR is having him neutered Feb. 2018 and he has already gotten a clean bill of health!
Hoa was just rescued from one of the Vegas dumpsites and may be one of the sweetest bunnies EVER!!! He loves people and loves to snuggle! If we can find a foster or adoptive home for him, he can come to us on Jan. 31st . Don’t let this cutie be left behind!
Jujube is currently in Las Vegas and trying again to become a Canadian bunny. He had to get left behind in our last transport but would really like to come this time! He would likely do well being bonded to a spayed female (he is already neutered). With his beautiful coloring he is sure to win your heart! You can help bring him to Ontario by applying to foster or adopt him today!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information today!
Hubble is a six year old beautiful rex. A very sweet and affectionate rabbit who sadly came into the Rescue’s care after his owner passed away. After being confined to a cage with almost no human interaction he is flourishing in foster care.
He really enjoys human interaction, his favorite thing is being pet. Hubble is residing in a pen and has daily time out for exercise which he finds thrilling.
He binkies while he explores his foster home and every day he becomes bolder.
With excellent litter box habits, he would do well free range in a rabbit proofed room or home.
Hubble is a gem who will fit into almost any family. He would likely bond well to a spayed female or just be happy being the only pet of the family.
Rachel looks after the RR store, more information coming soon!
I was found as a stray on the streets and brought to a shelter. However, my time there ran out and RR saved me! I am still a little nervous but settling in very quickly. I like to run laps around the couch then flop on the floor to rest. I enjoy being pet but get pretty nervous if you try to pick me up – although I am getting braver each day! My foster mom tells me I am very soft and sweet. My favourite food is carrot tops and I take treats very gently. I love exploring everywhere so you need to keep an eye on me to make sure I am safe. I have lots of love to give – I just need a bit of patience and time to feel comfortable. I have been spayed as of October 2017.