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Mission Statement

We are an all-volunteer, non-profit organization whose primary goals are to:

§ Rescue abandoned rabbits and find permanent indoor homes for them.

§ Educate the public and assist humane societies through publications on rabbit care, phone consultation, and educational sessions upon request.

Our overall goals are to find the best possible adoptive homes for our foster rabbits, and, through focused education, to stop the constant influx of rabbits into shelters.


We believe that the most effective, and probably the only, long-term way to accomplish this is to establish awareness-raising public education campaigns that inform people about the nature, the needs, and the care of these creatures. Our aim is to increase public awareness of the suitability of rabbits as indoor companion animals, and to increase the chance that the acquisition of a companion rabbit will be a gratifying and successful experience for the caretaker.



Description

Our volunteer network serves the greater metropolitan area, which includes Westchester, the five boroughs, and Long Island.

Our rescue efforts include:

Taking in rabbits from municipal shelters where they might otherwise be euthanized, as well as from people who find them in their neighborhoods or on the streets.

Maintaining a network of foster homes that can care for, and rehabilitate domestic rabbits who have been abandoned, abused, neglected, or set free by uninformed owners. While with us, they receive all necessary veterinary care, and are litter box-trained and socialized as companion animals, until suitable homes can be found.

Helping anyone who finds a rabbit and is able to foster. We help with catching, husbandry, bunny proofing, and finding, screening and educating adopters.

Our adoption efforts include:

Maintaining a list of adoptable pets on Petfinder.com

Hosting regular adoption events in the community

Working closely with shelters to increase their rabbit adoptions

Using all available media to promote rabbit adoptions. This includes TV, radio, newspapers, and magazines.

Our educational efforts, forrabbit owners and the public in general, include:

Maintaining a website with educational materials, contact numbers, and information on adopting a rabbit.

Staffing educational booths throughout the NYC metropolitan area at all of our adoption events, at street fairs, pet expos, and at pet stores, and we participate in educational booths at national veterinary conferences.

Developing excellent educational materials including fliers, posters, and a video.

Publishing an annual newsletter

Holding an annual rabbit care conference

Offering classes, lectures, demonstrations, and workshops

Maintaining a telephone helpline that is available for rabbit-related calls on a 24 hour/7 day basis

Website

http://www.rabbitcare.org

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