Evergreen Rabbit Rescue

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Welcome to Evergreen Rabbit Rescue!

Updated September 11th, 2003 SC

Allow us to introduce...

Lucy was surrendered along with five other rabbits (including her brothers Griffin, Woodrow and Winston) when their owners could no longer care for them. She has adorable airplane ears that stick straight out from her head and a pretty orange coat. At eight months old, Lucy has plenty of youthful exuberance. We expect her to be medium-sized as an adult.

Click here to see the rest of our bunnies available for adoption!

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Donations Needed!
The items below would be gratefully accepted on behalf of the bunnies!

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Who We Are

Evergreen Rabbit Rescue is made up of key volunteers from the Redmond Rabbit Rescue Coalition (RRRC), a group comprised of Seattle-area animal welfare organizations. The RRRC formed in 1998 to rescue and relocate a feral rabbit population from impending construction on the corporate campuses of Microsoft, Allied Signal, Nintendo and Eddie Bauer in Redmond, Washington. We provided care to over 500 feral rabbits, managed the shelter that housed them and trained and coordinated the activities of over 200 volunteers.

Our mission is to:

Our Philosophy
We often hear well-meaning people say: "I could never volunteer at an animal shelter, it's too depressing!"

The truth is that for some rabbits, a shelter is the first place they've heard a kind word, felt a caring touch and had a warm, dry place to sleep.

Other common misconceptions are that shelter animals damaged goods or that shelter staff are heartless killers.

The truth is that because of pet overpopulation, healthy purebred and mixed-breed animals are frequently surrendered at shelters. It takes staff with great love to care for them until the very end, whether the result is adoption or humane euthanasia.

We support shelters because we believe that through fostering and promoting rabbits, we may be able to increase the number of adopted, thereby decreasing the number that are euthanized. Meanwhile, we work to educate the public about responsible pet ownership in hopes of reducing the number of rabbits surrendered.

We call this our "leaky faucet" philosophy. Rescuing rabbits is like catching the drips. However, this is only a temporary solution, it doesn't fix the underlying problem. It takes education to fix the leak.

Where do Evergreen Rabbits come from?
We accept rabbits primarily from local animal shelters and cruelty confiscations. These are rabbits that would otherwise be euthanized because of age, ill health or lack of space.

We regret that due to the number of rabbits received by the shelters we work with, limited funding and a finite amount of space in our foster homes, we cannot accept rabbits directly from the public.

If you find an abandoned rabbit or you need to find your rabbit a new home:

There are explanations for most "negative" rabbit behaviors. If you're frustrated with your rabbit, please contact us. Our members are experienced house rabbit owners who have encountered many different rabbit personalities. We'd be happy to work with you to find a solution that enables you to keep your rabbit.

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Adopting a friend

Until their adoption, the rabbits in our care are the property of either Evergreen Rabbit Rescue or the Humane Society for Seattle/King County. They are cared for at either at the Humane Society or in individual foster homes. Depending on the rabbit you are interested in, the adoption will be finalized by an adoption counselor at the Humane Society or bya representative of Evergreen Rabbit Rescue. Adoptions are subject to the policies of the adopting agency.

$45 adoption fee includes:

Step 1: View the photos and descriptions of available rabbits.

Step 2: Fill out and submit the online adoption application.

Step 3: You will be contacted by a representative of Evergreen Rabbit Rescue for an interview, or you will be referred to the Humane Society for Seattle/King County.

Step 4: You will be interviewed by an adoption counselor and will have a chance to meet your bunny.

Step 5: Home visit. This is not conducted in order to check up on you, but rather to assist you in bunny-proofing your home. We want the transition period to be as smooth as possible for you and your new companion!

Step 6: Signing of adoption contract (subject to completion of the above and approval by adoption counselor).

Step 7: Homeward bound! Please note: Rabbits must go home in a pet taxi.

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Come Visit Us

Please call or e-mail to set up an visit. (425) 418-4611 or info@evergeenrabbit.org.

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Evergreen Rabbit Rescue
P.O. Box 2043
Woodinville, WA 98072

Phone: (425) 418-4611

Email: info@evergreenrabbit.org
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