Wednesday, September 5, 2012

One Year of Rescuing

At the end of July 2012 we had our first anniversary, which we marked with a Bunny Party. About 50 people (adults and children) attended, and four new bunnies were adopted at that event. We also made new connections, and the participants had a lot of fun with the bunny petting and the magic show.

In one year of rescuing, we  helped adopt over 200 homeless bunnies, and paid over $3,000 in vet bills. We also helped many other bunny owners(who did not adopt from us) troubleshoot various existing issues, which allowed them to keep their bunnies rather than having them rehomed.

All these bunnies currently have good homes rather than being dumped in parks and auto malls. Some new bunny owners were supported and trained as necessary, some single bunnies were given suitable bunny companions, and many regular cages and housing situations were improved to be both pet-friendly and people friendly.

And as it always happens when people make a difference, we have also had our share of critics and busy body slanderers. Some posted nasty notes on Kijiji, Craigslist, and forums, others E-mailed us with similar content. Sometimes I wonder how much it was done out of boredom, and how much was just by assuming things or drawing wrong conclusions without asking. Please copy and send us such info, so that we can find these misinformed activists and correct their facts or make them accountable.

Whatever our critics say, here is the truth:

1. We do not breed bunnies
2. We never rehome babies under 8 weeks old
3. We pay a lot of vet bills
5. Our rescue is seen and visited on a regular basis
6. Our rescue bunnies have free running privileges while with us.
7. Not all ads charging $30 adoption fee are ours
8. We give bunny replacement guarantee to all out adopters.
9. We provide "Bunny Petting" service to reduce the number of bunnies adopted for Easter or other occasions and abandoned soon after.
11. Our paramount purpose is the welfare of the rabbit
12. We do not euthanize bunnies that can not get adopted

For more info please read other pages on this site, including Q&A. If you have any questions or concerns you can contact us directly, and we will be happy to help clarify things. 

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