The absolute best shelter that gave me my 2 sweet buns... I have yet to meet someone who has a love for animals like Sassy... all these furbabies love her and she loves them as her own. They are all vetted, litter trained and loved more than life. She also does so many things for the community with her therapy buns and reading programs.
My Daughter Ella volunteered last summer for the rescue. That is how we got to know Sassy. Sassy helped us when we needed to board our two hamsters last summer, and she also helped us board our two Guinea pigs this summer for vacation. She rescues rabbits as well as other small animals. Ella and I have the upmost respect for Sassy and her rescue. She's addresses all of the medical needs of the rabbits to get them healthy and ready for adoption. All of the rescues get spayed and neutered as well. She also conducts a reading program to youngsters where they read to the bunnies. She does nursing home visits for touch therapy, as well as visits to The Ronald McDonald Home to raise the spirits of sick children and their families. Sassy and her rescue are an asset to our community. Thank you Sassy and your rescue!
One of the most amazing shelters around... adopted my 1st bun from them over 3 years ago and now he has a bunwife I adopted from there a few months ago. Sassy is the most loving caring person I know who still visits and loves my buns as if they were her own children. The support and community events they do are unlike any other shelter around.
Amazing rescue with true animal lover giving her all to ensure they have a wonderful life
F5RS continues to bring much needed rabbit awareness and education to our local communities. No one takes better care of their bunnies and works harder to get them adopted. I’ve seen this firsthand. Sassy is tireless in her efforts!!! This truly is a GREAT nonprofit
This organization has so much ❤️ ... They are not only saving lives but also providing so many other services to our community through education & awareness. Their dedication is inspiring!
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F5RS is one of the best rescues around! Not only do they work with rabbits but the community as well! They are not worried about being famous like other rescues out there. They do it for the animals and in the end that is what it's all about! They also do tremendous work as therapy bunnies as well. Keep up the good work!
1 yr ago i adopted a beautiful bun blair from them. They were helpful,educational,and matched my bun perfect with my needs. Awesome rescue!
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F5RS volunteers, 1st and foremost, have the heart of a servant with the best interest of the animals at the forefront. Led by Sassy, this rescue is knowledgeable, compassionate and driven to make miracles happen and lives better every day. I adopted my buns Winston, Arlo, and Annie there. One of the many things I value is their experience and knowledge; they are there to help even after your new family member comes home. Also that they love and get to know their animals and adopters for the best possible match.
I have worked with F5RS for 5 years now. The level of dedication Sassy and the volunteers have to making this non-profit a success is apparent in all they do. Not only do they effort to place rabbits in caring, forever homes, and provide sanctuary to those who are not adoptable , but their specially trained therapy rabbits provide comfort to senior citizens in nursing care, patients at Ronald McDonald house in Cleveland, and autistic children. They also encourage literacy with their Read-to-a-Bunny programs. What also separates F5 RS from other rescues is the effort they make to be self-sufficient from their Etsy store and craft show appearances. I commend Sassy and volunteers for their care and commitment to the animals they serve, and the community they support and educate.
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I have been a supporter of F5RS for several years now. Their care and compassion toward abandoned animals is exemplary, and their fiscal responsibility beyond reproach. I have never been more proud of this organization than I am for the relationship they have forged with Ronald McDonald's House of Cleveland. Yes, they rescue, bunnies and birds and other small furries, but they share the unconditional love of these creatures with children that are in pain and in need of the comfort they can provide.
We first met Sara and her rescue at an event for dogs and cats. We had approached F5RS to help with our Judy after her spaying. They welcomed our questions and concerns with kindness, and were so knowledgeable about the process. We had recently lost a bun after a complications from his nueter, so we were hesitant, but F5RS calmed our worries. We had Judy spayed and Sara met us at the vets to pick her up for her staycation. I can not thank her and her rescue enough for giving us our Judybeans back safe and in one piece. During her boarding, Sara gave her meds, food when she quit eating and even had a vet on call for any worries!! Such a wonderful rescue that has a huge heart for critters. F5RS has become family in our house and I would recommend them to anyone that has a furry family member!
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I adopted Truffles from the rescue and they were super helpful. I can always reach out when I have any questions and they go out of their way to help bunnies as well as people.
F5RS is a great rescue. I love how engaged they are in their community - everything from working with school-age children on general bunny care to their Bunnies-In-Baskets program. You can tell how deeply the owner feels for each and every creature in her care. She also doesn't hesitate no matter how dire the situation may look at first. I have seen her pull off some amazing turnarounds into happy, healthy, binkying bunnies!
Adopted rabbits from F5RS and they are the best. Very, very pleased with everything they do. They neuter/spay beforehand. They provide any necessary medical care which is very important for rescued animals. They provide valuable advice on animal diet, grooming, etc. They have an exceptional amount of experience and it shows.
F5RS is incredible. They are genuine, caring, knowledgable and full of heart. We recently had the honor of adopting from this organization. Their knowledge and help in the process was GREATLY appreciated. The deep care and love that they have for their furry and feathered friends is not only an inspiration, but it's a beautiful example of second chances and putting families together. I could never thank them enough for the gift they've given not only us, but so many others. They really and truly are the best.
F5RS has been exemplary in rescuing bunnies that are in need of shelter. They take in the bunnies, supply medical care, and find good, proper homes for them.
Volunteer staff fully committed to the well being of all the animals in their care. Truly exceptional efforts put forth.
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F5RS is an amazing organization! Their BIB program visits sick children and the elderly. How many rescue organizations do with or both? They take time out of their busy schedules to educate about bunnies and other small animals. Great people to work with and always helpful with questions!
Our national honor society went out to F5RS to volunteer, and we had a great time! The animals were so much fun to work with, and you can easily tell that the owner loves and cares for all of them as they wait for their forever homes. She had personal stories to share about each rabbit and bird, which helped us get to know them as we cleaned cages. We loved working here, and hope to come back in the future!
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We adopted Floofer (one of Amelia's surprises) in October 2017. All the staff at F5RS were great to work with, especially organizing an international/cross-border (Canada) adoption. Everything went so smoothly, and it was clear to see that everyone cares about the bunnies so much.
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I was looking to rescue a bonded pair of rabbits. This rescue took the time to answer all of my questions, as well as ensuring that I was a good candidate for adopting. The shelter was clean and organized. Each and every one of the animals had been very well cared for, physically and emotionally. I will adopt again from this rescue.
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So many non-profits exit for dogs and cats. I donate to several groups after careful background checks.
Many animal organizations help dogs and cats, that's what makes this one unique. Thank you for helping rabbits, birds and all other looked over pets. Lots of shelters won't take them, you so great work. Keep it up.
The therapy bunny program is awesome. The residents of one of the nursing homes they visit really enjoy them. It is great to see the smiles that these bunnies bring.
Many years ago we adopted our darling Chestnut the rabbit from F5RS and he was a joy and delight. We are so grateful for the sanctuary for making him possible in our lives! The sanctuary staff were so helpful in every way, especially in setting up a meet and greet with our bachelorette Britannia to see if she and Chestnut were a good match. Thankfully they were and were a happy couple for many years.
We loved Chestnut and were so happy he got to fall in love with Britannia and be a part of such a loving home! I remember their meet & greet clearly and how happy we were to meet his future family.
The physical and emotional energy Sassy puts into her passion for the animals she rescues is beyond comprehension. I never hesitate when Sassy is in need of treats for the rescue's bake sales. Wonderful things do come in small packages, and Sassy's Buns prove this with each and every visit they make within the community.
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This is a wonderful organization! People do not really realize the time and effort that is needed to maintain the types of pets. This organization dedicates itself to taking care of these animals and educating the public about the care required for these animals. The organization also uses many of its animals as therapy pets. The individuals of this organization put their heart and soul into these animals and it shows!
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Adopted again from F5RS this year! We welcomed our new guinea pig, Judy. She has been a fun and loving new family member. We are always supported with advice and any help we need. F5RS is our pet sitter when we are out of town and I never have to worry while we are gone. Our pets are so spoiled and probably become disappointed when we come home!
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I am a volunteer, board member and the treasurer but as of Jan 2015 I became an adopter from F5RS! I adopted two guinea pigs. I was a first time guinea pig momma but felt totally prepared. Sassy provided me with books and sources for other info to learn more about guinea pigs. I was able to help take care of them and handle them which helped me decide which two were the perfect ones for me! I was able to ask questions about what supplies I needed. The rescue has helped me with pet sitting when I'm gone and help with grooming needs. I have bought treats and toys for them from F5RS's own store. It has the been a very positive adopting experience and the pigs are very spoiled!
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F5RS is a wonderful small animal rescue and sanctuary. All animals in their care are well-cared for and well-loved. Sassy runs the organization and she could not have a bigger heart or a greater devotion for the work that she does. The F5RS Bunnies in Baskets Therapy Rabbits bring joy to many in the community, visiting nursing homes, libraries, schools, and even a children's hospital. I cannot say enough great things about F5RS and the awesome things that they do for both people and animals.
F5RS goes above and beyond on so many levels. Not only do they provide exceptional care to animals who truly need it, but they also work very hard to find them proper and safe forever homes. It's also very encouraging to see an organization take the time to educate individuals on their cause and teach them how to properly care for animals. Overall, there are only positive things to say about Sassy and her team!
They are absolutely amazing! They do so much for the community and spend countless hours working to find loving homes for their animals.
We boarded our bunnies at F5RS while on a week vacation. They went above and beyond taking care of them! Sassy even bonded our bunnies (which we all thought the female was unboandable from not getting along with other bunnies). We were amazed and so impressed they were bonded and even groomed before being picked up. Sassy goes above and beyond taking care of all the animals as well as doing the BIB program! Our son loves visiting the bunnies in the library and reading to them. I highly recommend F5RS.
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This organization is seriously one of the best I've ever encountered. As an animal lover, I've been in contact with many local rescues and shelters and F5RS are like family and have went above and beyond allcthw time every time, no matter WHAT. I am beyond thankful for them.
This group was there for me when I needed a safe place for my girls. My one girl had health problems and she was with them when she crossed the bridge. My Lilly was with someone who loves her as much as me.
This organization making such a huge contribution in the small animal rescue world in our area. They have gone above and beyond to make a difference with all the education programs and rescue programs. I have seen them work tirelessly to keep to the high standards that every rescue should adhere to. While caring for the smallest of innocent creatures that have been tossed aside by careless people. I have also seen the smiles that these therapy bunnies have brought from youngest to the oldest of hummanity. This rescue is all heart!
Sassy and the crew work endlessly to care for, rehabilitate, and find GOOD homes for the animals. They even take time for educational visits to teach our kids about responsibility and owning a pet!!
Love the reading program! A great way to get kids comfortable with reading out loud, plus the bunnies are adorable!! Thanks for everything you do!
Very fun atmosphere. Bunnies are loved and well cared for. Other animals receive excellent care also.