Hello and thanks for visiting our website! The Rabbit Rescue story started 3 years ago, when at the time, I had only two rabbits , called Honey and Marley. Unfortunately, after Honey sadly passed away, Marley was left alone. I knew that it was important not to keep these sociable animals on their own, so I set about trying to find him a new companion. I thought I'd start by looking on the internet and was shocked to see the number of adverts for unwanted rabbits just in my local area alone. These rabbits were offered free, and it was obvious that many of them were being kept alone in tiny hutches. I started to realise that the lack of care and good homes for the number of rabbits was a problem on a vast scale. Despite wanting to rescue all of the rabbits I saw in the adverts (and only actually needing one rabbit to keep Marley company!), I settled on a group of 9 ex-breeding female rabbits that looked particularly weary and worn. They ALL came to live with me and Rabbit Rescue was born...
Three years on, there have been many ups and downs. We have seen many lovely rabbits head off to their new homes, including Wally, a happy boy with fused front legs, who now rules the roost in his new family. We have also had sad times, like when beautiful Hermione arrived expecting babies, having already had two litters in the space of three months. She was exhausted and despite our best efforts, some of her babies didn't make it. Her story could have been so different if she has been neutered in her previous home.
Some of our bunnies have experienced rough handling, abuse or neglect, which means that they are frightened every time a human is around them. With gentle care and kindness, we try our best to help them trust us, and find a new home. Then there are those that are happy and healthy but overlooked because they are not small and cute or fluffy. We work hard to find them their forever home and we are always thrilled when their special owner comes along.
So what's next for Rabbit Rescue? In the future we would like to move the Rescue to a larger site, to increase the number of rabbits and other small furries we can take in. We will then also be able to offer help bonding adoptees with owners' existing rabbits, and welfare advice. We are aiming high, but with so many homeless and neglected rabbits out there, we have a big task ahead of us. The good news is that you can help! Whether you adopt a rabbit (or two!) from us, donate some spare change, share our posts on social media or help out at an event, we are very grateful.
Thank you for helping us help more buns!
Rabbit Rescue and Friends