Sunday, June 29, 2014

Itty bitty baby bunnies

Scamper was found roaming around the backyard of a bunny loving family that already had 10 of their own house rabbits (Yay, team!). Scamper lucked out because this family knew what to do. Or maybe Scamper knew what she was looking for.

Scamper was caught and taken to Windward Animal Hospital. She had a full body x ray because there seemed to be something wrong with her backside. Nothing was broken so Scamper was taken to GHRS. She was nursed back to health and was strong enough to schedule her spay for last Monday. However, the spay will have to wait because Scamper had other plans -- Sunday night she delivered 8 babies. 

Pictures of Scamper and her 6 day old baby bunnehs are below.

If you would like to help with their care, you can donate here.
No donation is too small; all are appreciated.


Friday, June 27, 2014


[Press Release]
RICHMOND, CA (June 26, 2014) –House Rabbit Society is asking rabbit lovers to boycott Whole Foods Markets until they reconsider their decision to stop selling rabbit meat in their stores.
House Rabbit Society, an international rabbit rescue and advocacy organization headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, just learned that Whole Foods was planning on introducing rabbit meat in their Northern California stores.
We estimate that there are approximately 9 million pet rabbits in the United States, and that number is increasing every day. Indeed, after cats and dogs, rabbits are becoming one of America’s most popular pets; they are the third most popular companion mammal. In 25 years, House Rabbit Society has saved the lives of over 30,000 rabbits. Our website has over 400,000 hits each month from individuals interested in rabbits as house pets. These people would be as repelled by the idea of eating a rabbit as would most Americans of eating a cat or a dog for dinner.
Most people now know that rabbits are intelligent, funny, curious, and emotionally engaging animals, whose role in millions of American households rivals the family’s dog or cat. Our supporters do not want a cherished companion animal to be slaughtered and sold at Whole Foods.
Anne Martin, House Rabbit Society’s Executive Director, says “As Americans are eating less meat now than ever before, we are saddened by the fact that Whole Foods is adding our beloved companions to the list of animals sold at the meat counter.” Margo DeMello, House Rabbit Society’s President, continues, “Imagine the reaction of Whole Foods’ customers if they saw puppy and kitten carcasses in the meat case; that’s the reaction Whole Foods will receive from their customers who cherish their rabbit companions.”
We are calling upon our members, supporters, website visitors, and social media followers to immediately stop shopping at Whole Foods stores until the company stops selling rabbit meat.
House Rabbit Society is an international non-profit organization that rescues rabbits and educates the public on rabbit care and behavior through its international network of fosterers and educators, advocacy programs, and its no-kill rabbit shelter in Richmond, California.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Bonded trio in the Bunmuda Triangle

This started with Ethel grooming Lucy. You can see that Lucy was requesting said loving by how far under Ethel's mouth/head she has shoved herself. Bunya came along and gave Ethel's ears a few licks. Then he starts looking around for one (or both) of the girls to groom him. Or for treats. He could be looking for treats.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Shop at Kroger? Save bunnies at no cost to you!

Such a deal! Donations at no cost to you! Kroger will donate a portion of your purchases to GHRS - you buy your groceries and help save bunnies.

If you want, choose a different HRS chapter or even a different charity - but please don't let this generosity go to waste. If you shop elsewhere, ask if they have a similar program. Pass it on and spread the charity around. Thank you.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The bunny dining room got a little crowded

Oops - broke one of their two food dishes when washing them. We give them two in case they are not feeling sociable sometimes. Bunya learned some food aggressive behavior from Alice and will sometimes fuss (usually at Lucy) if he feels he's not getting his share of whatever's being served.

So for the short-term, they are sharing a dish. Hopefully, they can be civil at mealtimes until it's replaced.

(And yes, this was before Lucy got brushed)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Got treats?

This is Bunya's look when he is trying to mind meld with the human to command treats. Ethel wants some lovin', but he gets focused like this... he will sit and stare at me until they get something. Neither Lucy or Ethel do this, just Bunya. He knows what he's asking and when he gets it, hops off happily.

Bunya: You will give me treats!

To read about rabbit diet and what is a treat, read this post.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Bunny Monday Meme*day

[Insert rimshot here]
Yes - an exceedingly cute one!
Although very disapproving.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Bunnyfest 2014

Setting up space for adoptable bunnies
and Bunnyfest guests

Bunny in a pet stroller

Another stroller bunny

Bunny stockings
Bunny stockings

Bunny jacket

Bunnies of Bunnyfest!
(Just a few of them)

Attendees listening to announcement from the producers of the TV show "Animal House" (they are the ladies on the Skype screen at the front of the room).
You can read more about this here.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Bunnies watching TV

Bunya: Where's the clicker?

Bunya: Aha! Found it!

Result: Bunnies snuggling to watch TV.

Must have been Roger Rabbit. Or maybe a Bugs Bunny cartoon marathon.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Press Release - GHRS to be one of the first featured animal rescues on Animal House TV!


Local Rabbit Rescue Center to be featured on National Reality Show, Animal House TV

Game changer for House Rabbits, the third most dumped pet in county and Humane Society shelters.

Georgia House Rabbit Society’s (GHRS) Rabbit Center, Georgia’s only dedicated facility for rescued domestic house rabbits has been chosen by Animal House TV to be featured on one of their first six episodes.  Similar in concept to “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” this TV show works with communities to build new or renovated facilities for local animal shelters in need.  “Animal House is a reality show concept that will make a difference for thousands of animals and numerous communities” says Rebecca A. Rodriguez, Creator of Animal House. The plans are for this show to be filmed in Marietta sometime in late fall of this year.

Both Rodriguez and Alycia Barlow-Hadfield, Animal House Producer, made this thrilling surprise announcement via Skype to the membership of GHRS today, Sunday, June 8th at 3:30 pm at the 10th annual BunnyFest celebration.  Chapter Managers, Ronda Churchwell, Nancy McConville and Edie Sayeg all agree “This is like winning a bunny lottery, there just are no words to express our joy at being chosen for this show; it is a huge game changer for GHRS and the awareness it will bring to the needs of domestic house rabbits both locally and nationally!”

About Animal House - "Animal House" is a family friendly, inspirational and uplifting show that will help thousands of animals and the thousands of people who care for them. By providing a new or renovated building as well as assistance in obtaining program grants, training and supplies, "Animal House" will elevate the efforts of many struggling animal shelters, allowing them to provide better care and opportunities for the animals in their care. See more at  Contact: Alycia Barlow-Hadfield, 360-521-9551.

About Georgia House Rabbit Society - Georgia House Rabbit Society is a volunteer based, nonprofit, no-kill rabbit rescue organization serving the metro Atlanta area and beyond. Since its formation in 1998, GHRS has rescued over 2500 domesticated rabbits in need. In 2010 GHRS opened the Rabbit Center in Marietta, Georgia, the only rabbit specific shelter in Georgia and one of only a few like it in the country. The Rabbit Center serves multiple purposes: housing for our rescued rabbits, onsite educational classes and tours, and services for adopters including boarding, grooming and quality rabbit supplies.


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Bunnies hanging out

Lucy in her standard stance.
Not looking as paranoid as usual.

Bunya snuggled down like a
pancake that won't stop spreading.
Ethel in the hay cube box.

Put them all together and you have
bunnies hanging out.
All watching the human.
No doubt waiting to see if I reach for the treat jar that I keep next to my chair.
> : )

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Bunnies, Pokemon or Pokemon bunnies?

Posted an image on the RR Facebook page, thinking it was a fantastical bunny t-shirt, a take-off of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. Well, comments quickly cleared up that this was a Pokemon. Oops.
How about we compromise and call it a Pokebun?

Still looks like a bunny to me. And got my t-shirt in the mail today.

If you are interested, bought mine here.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Bunny Monday Meme*day (20/20)

Someone on the RR FB page identified the bunny in this meme as Rambo, who has passed over the Rainbow Bridge. You can find the Eddy & Rambo Bunny Facebook page and website by clicking on the links in this sentence.