JANUARY 31st 2018! That is that date, that bunnies from the dumping grounds in Las Vegas will be arriving into Rabbit Rescue’s care.
RR became aware of several large dumping grounds in Las Vegas, which contain upwards of 500 rabbits. There are a number of groups trying to assist these rabbits, and we have been working closely with two of them; “Bunnies Matter in Vegas Too” and “Rusty and his Furr friends”. They are working tirelessly to help these abandoned rabbits, and need our help.
We have arranged transport from Las Vegas to Ontario, Canada, to arrive here on Jan. 31st. We will take AS MANY BUNNIES as we have foster homes for (up to 25 which is the safe number for transporting them all safely). The more bunnies we can help, the more space that gives those two great groups in Vegas to take more out of the dump sites. Some they are helping with are seriously injured and need to be removed from the sites. So the more we can take in here, the more they can help there that urgently need attention. The ones coming to us are healthy enough for the long journey and will each have a health certificate for the trip.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
- Sponsor a bunny To help with any medical care of these rabbits, you help sponsor a bunny. We don’t know what they may need upon arrival but want to be prepared.
- Foster a bunny (Download Foster Application). We will provide all supplies (xpen etc) for these rabbits. Must be w/in our local fostering area (London to Belleville, ON)
- Contribute to the transport costs. A GoFund me page has been created to help specifically with this transport. (https://www.gofundme.com/bunnies-on-board) Please note, the funds received are going directly to the amazing couple who is transporting them. They do this as volunteer work and receive no compensation for their time and efforts.
- Spread the word! Please share our updates on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to help us save as many lives as possible.
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 am being spayed Oct 2017 by RR.
Caramel is one of Meridas babies (who came to us pregnant). Caramel was born on Canada day 2017. He is a boy! Very active, loves to climb and squeeze under obstacles. He likes his hamster food and also loves oats, lettuce, cheerios and martin’s apple dumplings so far. He likes to make a cozy nest for his bed with shredded kleenex. He seems to keep a bit of food stashed in his bed for a midnight snack! He has figured out his wheel and will really get it moving as he grows up. Caramel is quite petite and is learning to be handled and is doing so well settling in, in quickly.
Butterscotch is one of Meridas babies, born Canada day 2017, who came to us pregnant. Butterscotch Is looking for a forever home!
Lollypop is one of Shys babies, who came to us pregnant. She will be ready for adoption shortly, once weaned.
Shy (aka Maggie), a female hamster, was surrendered to us on June 23rd 2017, she was part of an accidental litter and was 2.5 months at time of surrender. She’s a only a little bit shy but warms up quickly.
Shy is an active little lady who is doing very well in her foster home. Contrary to her adorable name, she is actually friendly, eager to explore new places, and meet new people! After some patience, Shy has shown to be a very curious animal. She loves playing with her chew toys and moving around nesting material in her home. With lots of love and care she will become a confident hammy in her new forever home!
On July 7th she gave birth to 7 babies, who will be weaned in 3 weeks. (She came to us pregnant). We are looking for 7 foster homes for her babies. She can be adopted once the babies are weaned, but we are happy to accept an application for her adoption before then (you would be able to bring her home once babies weaned).
Lemon is 2.5 months old and was an owner surrender along with her siblings and mom. Lemon is a very energetic little girl. She loves to take naps, climb the walls of the cage,and run on her hamster wheel. She has a very healthy appetite, loves to eat her food while she sits in her bowl. She is good being handled and is friendly.
Merida was surrendered to us on June 23rd 2017. She is the mom Ryder, Shy,
Parker, Forest, Lamby, Sim, Lemon and Rain. Shes a bit shy but warms up
quickly. More info and photos to come soon!
From her foster mom:
Merida is a hamster on the move, she refuses to sit still! She’s definitely interested in her exercise time. She quite enjoys her hamster ball, and loves to run around the whole room!
On July 1st 2017, she gave birth to babies. Her owners must have put her with a male before surrendering to us. We will be seeking foster homes for her babies once weaned.
Parker is an energetic little guy – he enjoys countless hours in his new ‘vehicle’ (a streamlined crystal blue Run-About Ball)! Like all little ones – he has to be asked twice to stop for something to eat.
When Parker has a particular destination in mind, there is nothing that stops him; not even his buddies – a couple of Foster cats and a Foster rabbit. Parker just picks up the speed and heads straight for them! They all know to move out of Parker’s way and head for higher ground.
When Parker isn’t booting around in his ‘ride’, he divides his time between reengineering his fortress and having a couple jogs on his ‘Silent Spinner’ wheel…
Parker prefers to mound his bedding under his fortress in order to ‘jack it up’. He very consistently ensures that the end result has his igloo on an 30 degree angle! If you leave his igloo level after cleaning out his home, he will ensure that it is back on the particular angle of his choice.
Parker is fine with being handled, but he has more important things to do besides stopping for a cuddle. He is a man on mission…
Binky is a wonderful, handsome bunny. He likes being near people and hop over to greet you. He lives large in everything he does, from exploring, to binkies to flops. He is a curious boy, and brave, and will boldly hop over to anything that catches his interest. After exploring, binkying or having grabbed a hay snack, he will stretch out fully content. This is the perfect time for cuddles, and he will melt into the floor in complete bliss. He loves a good chew toy, apple branches or sisal toys are his favourites. His litter habits are fantastic, other than the odd stray poop. He doesn’t mind being picked up, but gets a little nervous if you move too quickly while carrying him. He loves hay, and rarely turns down any type of greens or treat. He would prefer to be free range, but would also do well with a large pen and lots of exercise time. Binky is one of the 103 rabbits we rescued Aug. 2016. At that time he was aprox 3 months old.
Ryan arrived in our care on June 11th 2017. He came to us from the Pipsqueakery in the USA, who took in hundreds of hamsters that were at a shelter in Florida as part of a hoarding/cruelty case. He made the long journey to Canada.
He is a bit quite shy and scared, but his foster home is working on getting him social. We don’t think it will take very long for him to settle in once he gets proper handling that his foster mom will be giving him. More info and photos to come soon! He is aprox 3 months old.
Levi arrived in our care on June 11th 2017. He came to us from the Pipsqueakery in the USA, who took in hundreds of hamsters that were at a shelter in Florida as part of a hoarding/cruelty case. He made the long journey to Canada.
He is a bit shy, but friendly and his foster home is working on getting him even more social. More info and photos to come soon! He is aprox 3 months old.
Donald arrived in our care on June 11th 2017. He came to us from the Pipsqueakery in the USA, who took in hundreds of hamsters that were at a shelter in Florida as part of a hoarding/cruelty case. He made the long journey to Canada He is a bit shy, but friendly and his foster home is working on getting him even more social. More info and photos to come soon! He is aprox 3 months old.
Mykel arrived in our care on June 11th 2017. He came to us from the Pipsqueakery in the USA, who took in hundreds of hamsters that were at a shelter in Florida as part of a hoarding/cruelty case. He made the long journey to Canada.
He is a bit shy, but friendly and his foster home is working on getting him even more social. More info and photos to come soon! He is aprox 3 months old. He seems like he is going to make a lovely little pet. He is inquisitive and seems like he will really love spending time with human friends.