Tuesday, 16 April 2013

THE PERFECT SITE FOR GOOD RABBIT CARE INFORMATION The Internet is an amazing source of information. The problem is that some of it is inaccurate or completely wrong. This fact makes it hard for casual researchers to know if the information they're reading or hearing is correct.

From my experience with having bunnies living in my home, The House Rabbit Society web site is the best place to learn about these long-eared pets. Because this organization is made up of volunteers who live with house rabbits, they know much more about the behaviour and care of these creatures than most people.

Moreover, The HRS rescues unwanted and abandoned rabbits and finds them good homes. Each summer, the population of rabbits at animal shelters swells because naive parents bought baby bunnies at Easter. The novelty soon wears off and the poor animals end up in shelters or dumped in the woods. The HRS works tirelessly to educate the public regarding the joys and difficulties of having house rabbits.

Additionally, this rescue organization has a veterinary listing so people can find clinics which know about bunnies and can give them expert care. Most vets consider rabbits to be exotic animals so they only treat dogs and cats.

The HRS also has an activist Corner for those who want to do more than feel sorry for abandoned or abused bunnies.

As a service to animal shelters, they provide a page For Rescue page. It has a wealth of information on how to rescue rabbits and how to care for them. Grants for rescue groups are also available from this non-profit organization to deserving organizations.

For those who wish to help out with educating the public and rehoming bunnies, visit the support HRS page. On it is information on becoming a member of the society or just donating to help them out. They accept cheques and PayPal.

One excellent page for additional information on bunnies is The Rabbit Reading Room. Along with The House Rabbit Handbook by Marinell Harriman, the page features a good variety of bunny-related paperbacks. It even has a link to my memoir, When a Man Loves a Rabbit: Learning and Living with Bunnies It's also available from this page.

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