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House Rabbit Society
July 19, 2008

HRS has been a blessing to rabbits for 20 years. HRS saves so many rabbits from euthanasia at local shelters, and finds them wonderful homes. I am so happy to have adopted several rabbits through the House Rabbit Society. I cannot imagine a life without rabbits, and through educating the public I know HRS will help others to have the same joy of having a rabbit in their life. HRS is also vital in helping to save abused rabbits and help bring their abusers to justice, and to rehabilitate rabbits so that they can find new homes where they will be loved and appreciated.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own pet bunnies, and in the way that shelters and vets have been educated about the care and treatment of rabbits over the years. I have also seen the work they do to get the word out to the press regarding abuse cases and seeing that people are not allowed to get away with abusing rabbits.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

ask that the people running it now keep up the great jobs they are doing and help me, because I wouldn't have a clue.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the rabbits themselves. They are such lovely creatures and the people that are other volunteers are very nice too. I have made friends of both the human and rabbit variety. I was also very moved to be able to have been a part of the Hayward Rabbit Rescue and volunteer to help that group of abused rabbits to learn to be happy and trust people again. I also followed the case through the courts and showed up at all the hearings on that case and another one. My photo on my profile is with one of the Hayward Rescued Rabbit's named Zorro. Of all the sweet rabbits, he was somehow special to me. Sadly he passed on and did not make it out to the great Bunny Barn at Harvest Home with the rest of his clan.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

super dedicated, hardworking, rabbit loving people. Many of the volunteer open their homes and spend a lot of money helping to foster rabbits, they are a very special group of people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Rescue, spay/neuter, house or rehome most every rabbit waiting to be euthanized in a shelter, at least I'd hope that would be enough money to save all the rabbits in need for now. Naturally spending a part of the money on educating the public about spaying/neutering their rabbits would help the whole problem of too many rabbits being dumped at shelters or let loose in the wild.

Ways to make it better...

The public were more aware of the House Rabbit Society and came to adopt more rabbits. It's sad seeing some of the same bunnies there for a long time not being adopted. More funds would help with education, mobile adoptions and getting the word out about what wonderful companions rabbits can be for the right people, and about the need to spay/neuter their rabbit to reduce populations of rabbits and to prevent cancer of the reproductive organs.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Money for medical care, food, hay,spay/neutering, space to house rabbits that need to be taken in from shelters awaiting euthanasia, finding volunteers and fosters.

One thing I'd also say is that...

HRS has done wonderful work over the past 20 years and I hope they will continue on to help as many rabbits as possible. I am so glad that this organization was started and that more chapters are starting across the country and internationally.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Currently I'm a greens runner, and volunteer for odd jobs. I also was able to help with the Hayward Rabbit Rescue several years ago, where rabbits were saved from a horrible abuse situation.