Giving Tuesday: November 29, 2022
November 25, 2022
We hope that everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving yesterday.
We now got our sights set on this upcoming Tuesday, November 29, 2022. #GivingTuesday is a universal day of giving, whether that be donations, time, or items to the organization of your choice. Giving Tuesday is House Rabbit Resource Network‘s second biggest fundraiser of the year, next to Amplify Austin in the spring. This year, we’re focusing on raising funds for Rojo’s Medical Fund. This fund saves hundreds of rabbits each year here at HRRN. This fund allows us to help rabbits like Antonio Bunderas, who you may already be familiar with as we posted his intake here at the beginning of November.
Meet Antonio Bunderas: https://youtube.com/shorts/e1Ecd8xCGAM?feature=share
Antonio Bunderas was found as a stray and taken to Austin Animal Center, where the staff there immediately knew something was very wrong due to his head being severely tilted. So they called us and we got him into our care and to our rabbit-savvy veterinarian asap.
Antonio Bunderas has ear infections in both ears—which caused the severe Head Tilt. The infection is being treated with medicated ear drops and oral antibiotics. The eye that faces downwards is red, so we’re treating that with extra eyedrops that will help soothe and heal it and keep it lubricated.
He is also getting medicine that helps him with dizziness. When Head Tilt is as severe as Antonio’s, the rabbit’s balance is entirely thrown off, making it hard to stand or even lay without rolling. Along with dizziness medication, he’s also getting supportive care with fluids, as ensuring hydration is essential.
In his cage, we’ve set pool noodles all around the sides so that if he does have a dizzy spell and falls over, he won’t hurt himself on the hard walls of the cage. Right now, getting in and out of a litter box is still too difficult, so he’s got a washable pee-pad on top of a soft padded cage liner, and the pee-pad gets changed twice a day.
In the last few weeks that Antonio Bunderas has been in our care, he’s made tremendous improvement. He’s eating his pellets and hay by himself now (the video below shows his adorableness), and he even gave our shelter manager thank-you kisses on Saturday night.
Even with everything this poor bunny has been through in his short life, he loves interacting with all the shelter volunteers and he’s so interested in everything going on around him—he stands up to say hello anytime someone comes to his cage. He’s also started grooming himself now (a very good sign because this requires a good amount of muscle strength and balance). Antonio will most likely always see the world from a slightly different angle than the rest of us. Still, due to his daily improvements in balance and mobility, we have high hopes he’ll make a full recovery from the infections, and go on to be a great forever bunny for someone.
All this said, you can see where public shelters aren’t able to give this level of care to the individual animals that go through their doors. It takes a lot of man-hours and funds to provide each medical rabbit in our care this level and length of care—which we wouldn’t trade for the world. It’s what we are here for, to give the rabbits of Central Texas a second chance. To rescue, rehabilitate, and adopt out to wonderful forever homes. But we couldn’t achieve this mission without the help of our incredible volunteers, adopters, and supporters. So if you are able to give something this Giving Tuesday, we hope you consider donating to Rojo’s Medical Fund, the fund that allows us to save the lives of so many rabbits like Antonio Bunderas here.
To Donate, visit: https://cutt.ly/GivingTuesdayHRRN2022
Youtube Video Link: https://youtube.com/shorts/e1Ecd8xCGAM?feature=share
Bunny Boutique Closed Wednesday this Week
November 20, 2022
Bunny Boutique will be closed Wednesday, November 23, 2022 to observe Thanksgiving. We are grateful for all of you and all of our bunnies, too!
The store will be open Monday, November 21, 2022 from 5:30-7:30 PM and on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 from 6:00-7:30 PM.
Have a safe and lovely Thanksgiving!
Papaya Tablets are Back in Stock!
November 16, 2022
A Tasty Treat that’s GOOD to Eat! 1 Bag (160g): $19.00
Order here from PayPal:
These Papaya Tablets are exclusively formulated for bunnies by HRRN. That means no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or preservatives…only the good stuff! We know that happy tummies make happy bunnies, so we worked with vets to formulate the perfect treat to aid digestion.
Like cats, rabbits groom themselves and are subject to hairballs. Unlike cats, though, rabbits do not have a gag reflex and are unable to vomit. The enzymes in Papaya (Papain) and Pineapple (Bromelain) help to breakdown mucus and hairballs. Both are anti-inflammatory and aid in digesting tough fibers.
Each bag is 160 grams (approx. 250 tablets)
INGREDIENTS: 10mg bromelain; 5 mg papain; 20 mg papaya fruit.
Recommended Daily Usage: Feed 2 tablets simultaneously and with food or as directed by your veterinarian. Do not exceed 3 tablets per day.
Priority Mail for 1 – 3 bags of papaya = $8.65
Priority Mail for 4+ bags of papaya = $14.50
2023 Calendar Purchases Open!
November 8, 2022
HRRN Calendar Cost: $20.00 + tax = $21.65
When you purchase a calendar, PayPal will ask you to confirm your address. This address will be used as the shipping address unless stated otherwise. During checkout, there is a comment/message box where we ask that you put whether you’d like the calendar shipped to you or if you’d prefer to pick it up at the Bunny Boutique.
Please note: We won’t know what the calendar shipping costs will be exactly until we’re closer to the shipping date. If you leave a comment during checkout that you want the calendar shipped to you, we will reach out to you via email when we get them in to let you know the shipping costs. Due to the upcoming slow-downs with USPS, we can’t guarantee that the calendars will arrive by mail by Christmas—but we will try our best to make that work.
Bunny Boutique New Hours
September 11, 2022
The Bunny Boutique’s new permanent store hours are:
We’ve got lots of new and exciting products for your bunny! Come shop with us! We’re so excited to have you all back!
Power Hour Winners!
March 3, 2022
Every bunny, WE WON THE POWER HOUR for Amplify Austin!!!
A gigantic thank you to all who donated and shared. We couldn’t have done this without you, and now the shelter bunnies have an extra $1,000!
In Memory of Jill Johnson
February 26, 2022
Jill Johnson, a dear friend and supporter of House Rabbit Resource Network, passed away in February 2022.
Jill’s love of rabbits, especially her two buns, Squiry and Blue, was well known to all. In lieu of flowers, the Johnson family has generously requested donations be made to House Rabbit Resource Network in Jill’s honor.
“Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories.”
House Rabbit Resource Network will let the family know of all donations given in honor of Jill, and we would like to thank the Johnson family for their kindness in thinking of our rabbit rescue in their time of sorrow.
Rabbit Fun Run 2022
February 5, 2022
After a 2 year hiatus we are safely bringing our rabbit loving community back together outdoors for our Rabbit Fun Run! Feel free to join and run, jog, or walk the trail. We will have a virtual option as well. Details at rabbitfunrun.com
Some Changes are Coming to the Bunny Boutique
December 14, 2021
The volunteers that operated the store on Saturday for pickup of online orders are not able to continue being available every weekend. As a result the Bunny Boutique, effective immediately, will not longer be able to provide pickup for online orders on Saturdays.
However, the good news is that we are planning to open the Bunny Boutique one evening a week for in person shopping in 2022. It will likely be on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm. More information will follow and will include safety protocols designed to protect our shelter from the bunny virus and protect shoppers and volunteers from COVID.
In addition, the Bunny Boutique will be closed Saturday, December 25, 2021 and Sunday, December 26, 2021, and New Years Day, Saturday, January 1, 2022. The store will be open for pick up orders only on Sunday, December 19, 2021. Please be sure you place your order by Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm.
We appreciate your support of HRRN and the bunnies by purchasing from the Bunny Boutique. We are hoping our reopening will be as successful as our online shopping.
#GivingTuesday with House Rabbit Resource Network
November 29, 2021
This GivingTuesday, House Rabbit Resource Network hopes to raise $10,000, which will go towards supporting our long-stay medical rabbits and their care needs.
The approximate cost per rabbit at our shelter per year is $235. But some rabbits require a little extra TLC—and TLC can get expensive. Here at HRRN, we are proud and extremely grateful to be able to give so many abandoned and neglected rabbits the medical care and rehabilitation they need—so they can get healthy and find that loving forever home each rabbit deserves!
Leading up to November 30, 2021, GivingTueday, we are showcasing some of our long-stay medical bunnies who were medical success stories and have found their forever homes and happily ever afters.
Video Link from Youtube: https://youtu.be/wyey7GAnrHM
Our GivingTuesday Medical Bunny Showcase!
Each rabbit shown has benefitted from HRRN’s medical fund and has now hopped off to their forever home.
Become A Volunteer
October 16, 2021
Are you over 18? Looking for a volunteer opportunity to help within your local community? Want to spend time with over 100 adoptable rabbits who love snuggling, food, water and clean litter trays? Then our bunnies would LOVE to see you!
We are looking for volunteers to help out at our shelter. Please check out our Volunteer Page and submit your application today.
Thank you to all who have submitted a volunteer application to help out at the shelter. The rabbits appreciate you reaching out!
URGENT: Rabbit Hemorrhagic Viral Disease Virus 2 (RHDV2)
April 15, 2020
Important Information Please Read
This is especially important to all rabbit caretakers who let their rabbits outside at any point in time. Rabbit Hemorrhagic Viral Disease is coming our way, the number one way to protect your rabbit-family members is to keep them inside 24/7. RHDV2 is HIGHLY contagious, and invisible, you will not know when your area has been infected and you will not be able to keep it out of your yard, so be safe instead of sorry.
We know that dealing with ANOTHER highly infectious, invisible yet very dangerous threat is the last thing anyone wants to deal with, but we don’t have a choice. RHDV2 has been confirmed in Northeast Texas and its just a matter of time before it reaches our area.
For more information and the latest updates on this deadly disease, see the following page:
Rabbit Hemorrhagic Viral Disease
Special announcement to the general public about visiting the shelter:
House Rabbit Resource Network is not a public shelter. If you are seriously interested in adopting, we ask that you fill out an adoption application here: https://rabbitresource.org/adopt/adoption-procedure/. This guarantees you have time reserved with a volunteer during your visit who can fully answer questions about any of our adoptable rabbits and the adoption process.
We understand that many people are interested in stopping by and browsing our shelter bunnies, but are unsure whether or not they are ready to adopt. Unfortunately, we do not have the volunteer numbers to accompany each person who visits to just browse, and it takes attention away from important tasks needing to be done by those volunteers. So, if you are interested in seeing who is available for adoption, but don’t want to make an appointment just yet, please feel free to take a look at all of our adoptable bunnies on Petfinder here: http://bit.ly/PetfinderRabbitResource. This list is constantly updated with our bunnies who are ready to find their forever homes. If you find one that you are interested in meeting, then please fill out an adoption application and let us know who you’d like to meet.
NOTE: You are welcome to fill out an adoption application without having a specific rabbit in mind. We’ll be happy to help you find the rabbit(s) that are perfect for you and your family.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation,
House Rabbit Resource Network
A Celebration of Life – Robin’s “Tree of Life” Wellness Fund
In May 2018, we lost a long time friend of HRRN, Robin Juhnke. Robin was a tireless supporter of wellness and health for our bunny guests, both as a volunteer and while working at White Rock Animal Hospital.
To honor the life of our friend, an ongoing fund to support the wellness of our bunnies has been established in Robin’s name at HRRN. Thus Robin’s efforts to improve the health of our rabbits will continue to inspire us even though she is no longer with us. You may make your contribution by mailing a check to HRRN, P.O. Box 2381 , Pflugerville, TX 78691 or by donating online. Your donation is tax deductible.
Your $25 donation will provide the following for a new intake shelter bun:
- a microchip
- treatment for ear mites and fleas
- treatment for intestinal parasites and worms
- vaccination against Pasteurella
On Sunday November 2nd 2014, House Rabbit Resource Network announced “The Rojo Fund”, in honor of Rojo who passed October 2nd 2014. His fund is dedicated to paying for medical treatment for abused and injured rabbits.
Our goal was to raise $10,000. With donors at our Christmas Party (12/11/16) we surpassed our goal and have raised $10161.52!
We have already been able to help the following bunnies with their veterinary bills:
$1225 for Saffron – rear leg amputation
$1000 for McCoy – broken ankle
$1300 for Mocha-D – broken rear leg
$1150 for Hazel – teeth and eye problems
$1650 for Kendall – rear leg amputation
$1600 for Yin – broken hip and rear leg amputation
$1050 for Vincent Bun Gogh – infected ear
If you would like to honor Rojo’s life with a contribution to the Rojo Fund please click the image below:
Gone yet not forgotten,
although we are apart,
your spirit lives within us,
forever in our hearts.
This poem holds true for anyone who has lost a bunny or bunnies.
Missed our “Introducing Your Rabbit Companion To a Canine Companion” Workshop
by Shannon McCauley with Best Friends Training?
See the video of the workshop by clicking here
* Note: Human bite 120 PSI. Average domestic dog about 320 PSI. Many breeds ARE greater though.
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