What's New at the HRS Rabbit Center
Around the Rabbit Center 

 

In the past couple of weeks, D'Artagnan, Stinson, Dillinger, and Blueberry were all adopted! After nearly two years waiting to find his forever home, D'Artagnan went home to live with Astrid, another Rabbit Center graduate who was adopted several months ago. Also, Blueberry went home with a lovely lop named Coco and her human family! We are all thrilled for the new bunny couples and the single bunnies who have all finally gone home!

 

We have two new additions to the Rabbit Center. Mrs. Robinson is a big, beautiful, brown girl who was found hopping alone in a Target parking lot. Coraline just arrived yesterday, so we don't know too much about her yet. Please stop by the Rabbit Center soon to meet the new bunnies, and spend some time with our long-time residents!

Bennett went into GI stasis two days ago, spent a day at the vet receiving emergency treatment, and is currently in temporary emergency foster care. Thankfully, he is starting to feel much better now! Please consider making a donation to the Rabbit Center to help sponsor Bennett as he recovers and help to cover his medical bills. 

 

Our first mobile adoption at the El Cerrito Plaza PETCO last weekend was a success, and we hope to do many more in the near future.

 

Finally, we are in desperate need of volunteers to be part of our Bunny Transport Team to help drive rabbits to and from vet visits, foster homes, etc. If you have a car and don't mind helping out once in a while, the bunnies would really appreciate it! We especially need someone in the next few days to pick up a bonded pair from the San Jose shelter and drive them up to Richmond. Please email Christiana if you are able to help out.

 

Upcoming Events
 
Rabbit Center Alumni Meeting on 3/3 from 1 - 2 p.m.:
We invite you to join our new Rabbit Center Alumni Group for rabbits who have been adopted from the Rabbit Center and their human families! Join us on the first Saturday of the month from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. for a Q&A with HRS staff members to learn more about your new family member, get a free nail trim for your bun, receive tips on rabbit care, meet other adopters, learn about volunteer opportunities and other exciting happenings at HRS, and enjoy a variety of complimentary vegan snacks!

Bunny Garden Work Party on 3/10 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m

We invite you participate in our new veggie garden for the rabbits! Help us design and plant the garden with vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers to feed the rabbits and their humans! We spend so much money buying vegetables, and have all this garden space available at the Rabbit Center; our hope is to grow enough veggies to be able to feed the rabbits with our own harvest, and have a little leftover for us humans to enjoy as well! Sign up today by calling us at 510-970-7575 or emailing us. 

 

Bunny Flicks - Film Screening and Vegan Potluck on 3/17 from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.:
Join us for our new monthly film screening and discussion of animal-friendly and eco-friendly films addressing topics such as animal protection, animal behavior, humane education, the human-animal bond, and environmental protection. Screenings will be followed by a discussion of the film and a delectable vegan potluck.

Our first screening will be held on March 17th, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m and will feature Rebecca Allison Sansom's documentary about rabbits, Equal Hoppertunity.

As Sansom describes: "This documentary is rated "R" (for rabbits). The film takes a look at the most misunderstood pet of them all, the domestic rabbit, and the people who love them. It also delves into how we treat our pets, by enforcing existing animal rights laws, and taking responsibility as a pet owner, because we can't always trust the well meaning pet store workers, as we see in the film. Some guerrilla style film-making, animations, and the bunny crusaders make this documentary a sobering comedy, you'll laugh, cry, and hopefully learn something new."

Suggested $5 donation to support rabbit rescue, but no one turned away for lack of funds. No RSVP necessary. Please also bring a vegan dish to share for the potluck!

Please feel free to invite friends and family to this event as well! 

 

Well Maintained Bunny Class and Vegan Lunch on 3/18 from 12:45-4:45 p.m.:
Whether you just adopted a bunny or have had yours for a while and are looking to polish your rabbit care skills, this is the class for you! Taught by HRS supervisor Carolyn Mosher, this class covers everything you need to know, including diet and exercise, grooming techniques, monitoring your bunny's health, and basic medical care. Sunday, March 18th from 12:45 - 4:45 p.m in Benicia (not at the Rabbit Center) $22 per person (includes a light vegan lunch). Class size is limited, so please RSVP today!
 
Questions about any of these events? Email Christiana or call 510-970-7575.
 
Just For Fun 
Please check out this amazing video that Sandy Parshall made for us! 

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About House Rabbit Society

House Rabbit Society is an international, volunteer-based rabbit rescue and education organization with two main goals: to rescue rabbits from animal shelters when their time is out, and to educate the public on house rabbit care via our website, the House Rabbit Journal, our educational materials, and our classes. We operate an adoption and education center in Richmond, California.
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Featured Rabbit
Morrison
Morrison is an incredibly sweet, inquisitive boy who deserves to find his forever home very soon! He loves attention, treats, naps, and play time! He would probably be a great bun for a family or for someone new to the wonderful world of rabbits. Will you please help spread the word about this wonderful boy and post his Petfinder listing on your Facebook page and tell your friends about him?
Kudos 
 
Kudos to Beth, Donna, Maryann, and Chris for supervising!

Kudos to  Clara, Sarah, Greer, Rachel, Erivana, Gretchen, Raven, Jasmine, Daniella, Andy, Naomi, Michaiah, Kiani, and Selah for socializing bunnies!
 
Kudos to Dorothy and Ken for taking such beautiful photos for our rabbits!

Kudos to Wendy and Donna for grooming and socializing!
 
Kudos to Mark for helping clean, fix, and organize everything!
 
Kudos to Sandy for making such wonderful videos of our rabbits!
 
Kudos to Pablo for helping out with the mobile adoption!
 
Kudos to Dr. Harvey and Chris A. for keeping all the rabbits healthy!
 

Kudos to everyone for all their hard work and efforts to help rabbits everywhere!