Well, besides world peace and a loving home for every bunny, we could use items for our Adoption kits! These are kits we provide to each person who adopts a bunny. We hope these packets will help bunny adopters get better acquainted with the new member of their family.
We would love to have items for these kits! We especially need:
new litter boxes
new or gently used food and water dishes
new or very gently used baby keys, links, stacking cups or other bunny toys
We also have yard sales twice a year. We can always use your yard sale items!
For our foster bunnies, we can always use old towels, newspapers, Kaytee Timothy Complete Pellets, ZuPreem Nature's Promise or Oxbow Bunny Basics T pellets, small, cotton kitchen-type rugs, gift cards for Target (to buy bunny veggies!), and newspapers, newspapers, newspapers!!! Financial donations are extremely welcome to cover our ongoing costs for veterinary care and bunny food.
If you would like to donate any of these items please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who We Are
Huntsville Friends of Rabbits consists of a small group of rabbit lovers in the Huntsville, Alabama area who have formed a 501(c)3 non-profit organisation. We primarily exist to educate the public on the care and behavior of these wonderful but often misunderstood creatures and to support the rabbits who come in to our local shelters.
Although we do not have many resources for foster bunnies, Huntsville Friends of Rabbits takes in rabbits from local shelters when we can. These are rabbits who have come into local shelters with medical or behavioral issues which need to be addressed before they can be adopted out, or who are in danger of being euthanised. The shelters have limited resources for these bunnies, and often they do better in a home environment. We rehabilitate these bunnies and then find them loving, permanent homes.
All of our bunnies are vetted and spayed/neutered before adoption. Any behavioral and health issues they may have had have been addressed. They are wonderful rabbits we have some real characters!
Please note that, although we work with our municipal shelter we receive no funding from the state or local government. We are incorporated as a Non-Profit Corporation in the State of Alabama, and we have also gotten our 501 (c) 3 federal non-profit status. All donations made to us are tax deductable. Our funding comes from the adoption fees we charge (currently $50, which helps with the spay/neuter of our foster bunnies), and from donations and fundraising by our members. Your support is needed and appreciated!
Adopting a friend
Were happy that you would like to share your home with a rabbit! Here are some things wed like you to know about rabbits, and about our adoption process:
Rabbits are unique pets! They are affectionate and loveable. They are entertaining and fun to watch and become a part of you and your family. Rabbits are clean and quiet! No barking. No meowing. They can get along with other pets, too, if properly introduced.
But sadly many rabbits in rescue often have been abused, neglected or abandoned.
Every rabbit deserves a caring owner and happy home.
We love our bunnies at Huntsville Friends of Rabbits and since they have already been through the shelter once we want to make sure they have a great home the second time around. We have invested a great deal of time, energy and money and love into the bunnies we rescue, and so we want to be assured that they will get the very best of care in their new homes. It is for this reason that we have the following adoption policies:
We only adopt to indoor homes. Domestic rabbits should never be kept outside.
Adopters must be 21 or older.
We prefer to adopt to adult-only homes. We do not adopt rabbits as pets for small children (under age nine). We consider homes with older children, however, the primary caretaker for the bunny MUST be an adult, and the bunny must be wanted by the whole family! Please be aware that 95% of the bunnies we rescue were pets for young children, and were brought to the shelter because the child tired of them and the parents did not want them.
Homes with dogs or ferrets are considered on a case-by-case basis.
We do not adopt rabbits to be residents of petting zoos, as classroom bunnies, or as props for photographers at Easter.
We expect our adopters to take their bunny to a rabbit-savvy veterinarian for regular check-ups as well as when sick, and to be willing to spend the money for quality vet care. We have lots of great information on local vets and health care and will be happy assist you finding the best options for you and your rabbit.
Special needs bunnies will only be adopted to people who are experienced
in bunny care and who are financially able to provide the vet care these bunnies need.
Applicants are screened carefully, and we make a home visit to ensure your home is bunny-ready.
Please note that our adoption fee is $50 per rabbit or $80 for a bonded pair of rabbits. This fee helps our group with spay/neuter costs. All of our rabbits have received full vet check ups and are spayed/neutered before adoption.
If you think that you would be a good adopter we would love to talk to you about our fabulous foster bunnies! Please contact us at email@example.com. Please include your phone number and tell us more about yourself and your interest in rabbits. We will call you as soon as possible to discuss the adoption process.
We look forward to hearing from you - and so do our bunnies!
Come Visit Us!
We currently do not have a free standing shelter, our foster bunnies are in private homes. If you would like to visit our foster bunnies, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to arrange a time.
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