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Our Hug-a-Bunny Blog
In order to share more information about our rescue and about rabbits in general, we have started up a blog! We would love for you to come read our blog and become a "follower!" We'll be sharing health information, adoptable rabbits, updates on adopted rabbits, and important Hug-a-Bunny updates! Even if you don't check it regularly, make sure to check the blog often for the up-to-date Hug-a-Bunny news! Happy reading!
Who We Are
Hug-a-Bunny Rabbit Rescue, Inc. is a small nonprofit organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes rabbits in need. We started out by helping other volunteer organizations, but quickly realized that there were limited resources for rabbits in our area. Hug-a-Bunny Rabbit Rescue, Inc. does extensive volunteer work associated with our local animal shelter. Most of our rescued rabbits come from this location.
Hug-a-Bunny was created through true ambition to try to make a difference and save a few lives, but we quickly surpassed that goal! We now have a working network with organizations in our area and miles away to best support our rabbits. Each rabbit that comes into our care is treated like our own until they find their "forever home!"
We aim to educate the public about rabbits. We've found that many people don't know what amazing companions rabbits can be. Most are not aware that rabbits are easily litterbox-trained and crave attention and love. All Hug-a-Bunnies are litterbox-trained while they are in foster care!
All rabbits in our care are spayed/neutered when they enter our rescue. All medical expenses come straight from our pockets and from kind donations. Hug-a-Bunny runs solely on volunteers for the care of these animals. Since we don't have a physical location, all of our rabbits live in foster care across Northern NJ and NY.
Adopting a Hug-a-Bunny
The rabbits in our care are wonderful creatures (of course we're partial) and we would be willing to elaborate on any of their qualities if you feel that you need more information! There is something special and unique about each of our rabbits. Please take your time and read about each of the Hug-a-Bunnies, even if you aren't quite ready to adopt. You never know, a Hug-a-Bunny might steal your heart, as they have done to ours! And yes, all of our rabbits ARE huggable!
We will adopt to indoor homes in the tri-state area. Please take a look at our rabbits to see if any of them are the right match for you! If you don't see your match, email us and we can tell you about rabbits in our care that are not yet posted online. There is a $50 adoption donation, which allows us to rescue and spay/neuter more rabbits! This fee offsets the money we spend rescuing these rabbits.
If you are interested in any of the rabbits on our site, please email email@example.com for more information and an adoption application. Please note that all Hug-a-Bunnies are adopted to indoor homes only. Once we recieve an inquiry, will get back to you quickly!
Please keep in mind that we may have several people interested in the same rabbit at one time, and adoptions are based on the most fitting home for a bun, as we always have their best interest in mind. We also have other rabbits that aren't currently listed on Petfinder since they aren't yet spayed or neutered or aren't yet in a Hug-a-Bunny foster home.
Please consider helping out our rescued rabbits by making a generous donation through Paypal. Any donation helps, even $1, $5, or $10! It costs $170 for each spay surgery and $130 for each neuter. We also have regular vet visits and daily living costs. Please donate so we can continue helping abandoned rabbits! You do NOT need to sign up for a Paypal account to donate. Our rescued rabbits appreciate your donations more than you know! Thank you from the Hug-a-Bunnies!
OUR 300th ADOPTION (and 5th for 2013)!
Thanks to all of your support, we were able to attain another goal that we never thought possible. Recently, we had our 300th adoption! This was a huge accomplishment for us and we're so proud! Most importantly, we're happy for all of our 300 rabbits who have found amazing "forever homes!" Each one has touched our hearts and will remain there forever. Take a minute to browse through our "Hoppy Tails" section to see all of the amazing animals who have been lucky enough to find permanent homes! Congrats to Bear, adopted by the amazing Adrienne and family! Bear was found hopping along an inner-city road after Hurricane Sandy...and it's likely that he weathered the storm while fending for himself! What an amazing and social boy he is! Congratulations to Bear and all 300 adopted Hug-a-Bunnies!
Congratulations to Our Recent Adoptions!
You can see pictures of all of these rabbits in our "Hoppy Tails" section!
Clara on a great home to enjoy her golden years with Kathy (and adopted Hug-a-Bunnies Sky and Stevie) Hercules on finding his happy ending with Julia, a past Hug-a-Bunny mom (of special-needs Bryce, who passed away) Garrett on staying in his foster home...forever...with the amazing Suzanne! Ralph (now Reggio) on a loving "forever home" with Hope and past Hug-a-Bunnies Sugar (mom), her babies Archie and Gracie, and Newman the piggie! The amazing Bear on his home with Adrienne and family...and adoption #300! Riley on her well-deserved home with Tom and family Daisy on a wonderful life with mom Donna, adopted Hug-a-Bunnies Lincoln and Daphne, and hopeful bond Baby Dusk in his new kingdom with his true "forever family" Bambi on finding his "forever home" with the amazing Kris! Wisteria on a long-awaited and well-deserved home with Natalie and Jessica, and past Hug-a-Bunny Harley! Poppy (our adorable disabled lady) on the perfect home with new bunny boyfriend Hopalong Cassidy and mom Alyssa!!!! Bailey on a wonderful new life with mom Paula Maya on a long-awaited and well-deserved "forever home" with Kamila Chex (now Linus) on a wonderful and loving home with the Longo family Levi on an incredible and well-deserved home with new mom Kim Darla on her true "forever home" with the Longo's Pippen on finding her "forever home" with her foster parents and rescuers Adam and Jess....and on being bonded to former Hug-a-Bunny Max! Hank on his "forever home" with his foster family of a year and a half...they just couldn't let him go! Newman on a loving and wonderful home with Hope & crew, including Sugar and Archie and Gracie (two of our "Spice Babies") Maurice on a well-deserving home for a very patient boy to join adopted Hug-a-Bunnies Winnie the Pooh and Max with Jess and Adam Chai on an amazing life with "Fred & Friends" including past adopted Hug-a-Bunny Cupid (now Charlie) Sprinkles on finding her well-deserved home with Coleen and Emil after waiting patiently for 6 years! Cinnamon and Chili on finding an amazing home with Patty & Nick...our last "Spice Babies!" Sky our beautiful girl on finding a "forever home" with Kathy after patiently waiting 1 1/2 years in her foster home (and a hopeful bond to adopted Hug-a-Bunny Stevie) Lex (the last one of the "Miracle Babies" on an amazing home with mom Lauren
Adoptions in 2013: 10
Hug-a-Bunny Total Adoptions: 305
Adoptions in 2012: 29
Adoptions in 2011: 45
Adoptions in 2010: 36
Adoptions in 2009: 38
Adoptions in 2008: 61
Adoptions in 2007: 68
Adoptions in 2006: 15
Animals Rescued in part by Hug-a-Bunny: at least 368
Our Hug-a-Bunny Video!
Hot off the press! We have an amazing video that captures the adorable faces of some of our Hug-a-Bunnies! Most of the rabbits featured in this video already have permanent loving homes. You may recognize Apple (originally found taped inside a shoebox), Bug (who has head tilt) or Button (who is partially blind). The only rabbit in this video who is still on the search for a loving home is Sprinkles, who is a wonderful girl! She's the English Spot in the video (with the HUGE bowl of greens and on the bed) and is still looking for a wonderful family to come along and scoop her up! A heartfelt thank you to Hug-a-Bunny volunteer Jessica who has donated her time to help our bunnies on many occasions, but nothing could be more special than this video, which captures the lighthearted family vision of Hug-a-Bunny!
Do you want to look cute and support our cause at the same time? We now have our CafePress store all set up and ready for visitors! We've got everything from mousepads and mugs to cute t-shirts, all promoting Hug-a-Bunny! At the same time, you'll also be earning money for us to continue caring for all of our wonderful rabbits, since we get a little bit from each sale. Check out our store using the link below- we can't wait to see you around wearing our Hug-a-Bunny gear! Make sure to check out the new calendar...see if you can name the rabbits!
Foster Homes Needed!!!!!!!!
Hug-a-Bunny Rabbit Rescue, Inc. is constantly in need of foster homes! If you think you can open up your home to a rabbit, for a long or short-term placement, please let us know. Foster parents are given a cage (unless you have one) and all of the essential supplies needed to foster one of our rabbits. We provide any never-ending support to you as you provide a temporary home for our rabbits. Hug-a-Bunny is responsible for any and all medical care of the rabbits in our rescue. We will accept foster homes in NJ and NY!
Since we don't have a physical location, our ability to rescue rabbits depends on the foster homes we have. You can personally help to save a rabbit in need! Imagine how gratifying it will feel when you personally play a role in the rescue of a rabbit! We currently have several rabbits looking for foster homes. Please email us if you are interested!
Thank you to our foster homes....we simply couldn't do it without you!
Support Us Through iGive.com!
We have raised $189.76 through IGive.com so far! Please keep shopping online through IGive's mall and make sure to pick Hug-a-Bunny as your chosen cause! Thank you to all of the "shoppers" who support Hug-a-Bunny through this website!
Many people shop online anyway, and here's a way to support us at the same time!! When you sign up through IGive.com and shop, you will raise a percentage of your purchases for Hug-a-Bunny Rabbit Rescue! Just check us off as your chosen charity and shop away! A percentage of your purchases (different at every store) will be donated directly to us to use for medical care for our rescued rabbits. It's so simple to do and you can have fun at the same time!
Donations Kindly Accepted
We operate our rescue solely from money from our own pockets and generous monetary donations (see above). If you would like to donate financially, kindly send your checks to our P.O. Box, which is listed below. We are always in need of supplies used to help us take care of the rabbits in our care. If you have any of the items listed below (or want to purchase them for us) and are willing to donate, we will gladly come and pick the items up from you! Thank you in advance!
-Blankets (primarily fleece) -Cages of any size (dog crates or rabbit cages) -Litterboxes (rabbit or cat) -Animal Carriers -Exercise Pens -Carefresh bedding -Oxbow food and/or hay products -Rabbit toys -Cleaning Supplies (garbage bags, animal-safe cleaner)
Of course, monetary donations are always welcome as well! Thank you!!!
Due to our extensive work with local and county animal shelters, as well as our ongoing surrender intake, we are running at our capacity. While surrendering a rabbit to us is still possible, you may have a wait of at least 30 to 60 days before we will have room for your rabbit. We will consider emergency situations on a case-by-case basis. If you’re willing to “foster” your own rabbit for us while they look for a home, we can at least post them on our Petfinder site for some more exposure!
However, we urge you to do everything you can to make your rabbit work within it’s current home. It is very stressful on rabbits to have to leave everything they’ve known and enter into a world of an uncertain future. We can try our best to help you modify your current situation. Sometimes something simple can make a big difference, like litterbox training your rabbit! Fortunately, with Hug-a-Bunny Rabbit Rescue, Inc., we provide each and every rabbit a loving environment until they find their permanent home. However, we don’t have enough room to take in every rabbit and we can do our best to assist you in any way possible.
If you would like to join our waiting list, we’ll ask you to fill out our Surrender Form and include and all information about your rabbit. This includes being able to provide a current photo of your animal and a description of its personality, age, and health. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Thank you for visiting our site! We appreciate all of your support.
Jamie & Frannie (Co-Founders and Co-Directors) & the Hug-a-Bunny Team