House Rabbit Society (HRS), an international nonprofit animal rescue and education organization, along with Petfinder are celebrating rabbits during February which has been designated as "Adopt-a-Rescued-Rabbit Month." This year’s theme is "warm your heart, warm your home, adopt a rescued rabbit."
Rabbits are intelligent, social animals who need plenty of love and affection. They make excellent companion animals and bond strongly with their humans. However, potential adopters need to know that rabbits can live eight to twelve years, so anyone considering adopting a bunny must be prepared for a long term commitment. If you are thinking of adopting a rabbit as a companion, or adding another rabbit to your home, HRS has an extensive network of foster homes across the country.
The Georgia House Rabbit Society (GHRS) wants to spread as much “bunny love” as possible during February and is offering adopters something special throughout the month:
“During our special, bunny couples will come with their own flexible exercise pen to help you get started making them the perfect rabbitat. The pens will either be 32 or 36 inches tall and 16 feet long, and will make a 4×4 play pen. Place it in the corner of a room and you can double the size! Already have a bunny proofed space planned out for your rabbits? Show us that you have adequate housing available and instead of a pen, we will reduce the adoption fee to $80, which is the usual price for a single bunny.”
For bunny lovers who already have a bunny and are looking to find them a partner, GHRS is offering a reduced adoption fee of $50 for a single bunny.
Click here to see all of the bunnies available for adoption from GHRS.
Click here to submit an application for a bunny from GHRS.
About House Rabbit Society (from the website)
“House Rabbit Society is a national, nonprofit animal welfare organization based in Richmond, California. Our mission has two parts: through our fostering program, volunteers rescue abandoned rabbits and find permanent adoptive homes for them; through education, we seek to reduce the number of unwanted rabbits — and to improve bunnies' lives — by helping people better understand these often misunderstood companion animals.
In line with our mission, we are against the exploitation of rabbits.
Since HRS was founded in 1988, over 25,000 rabbits have been rescued through our foster homes across the United States. Many of these bunnies had run out of time at animal shelters and were scheduled for euthanasia; others had been deemed "unadoptable" because of age, health, or disposition. Because there is no time limit on our rescued rabbits, HRS foster parents are able to spend time getting to know each individual bunny and can then match him or her with an appropriate home. We neuter/spay all incoming rabbits, obtain any necessary veterinary care, and attend to their social needs.”