Creedmoor Bunnies: 22 New Intakes
June 17, 2021
Alright, friends, we’ve got a new rescue story for you, with the moral of the story being why it is so important to spay and neuter your rabbits.
Austin Animal Center reached out to House Rabbit Resource Network on behalf of a family who had become overwhelmed by their pet rabbits accidentally and prolifically breeding.
Over the course of one year, two rabbits became approximately 63. According to the family, many did not survive. HRRN was able to rescue the remaining 25 rabbits. All came from a single pair of Rex rabbits, who themselves are now just over one year old. You’ll sadly only see 22 rabbits listed, as 3 have passed away. The remaining all appear to be in relatively good health.
We want to state that we are not blaming or criticizing the previous owners for what has happened here. Unfortunately, the accidental breeding and subsequent explosion of baby bunny litters is a very common story for those who purchase or are gifted rabbits without much knowledge or information about their care.
All of this comes at a cost that is not easily spread out when so many are taken in at one time. This is the part where we ask that our friends, adopters, and supporters please consider donating whatever you can to our Wellness Fund to help these buns get all the medical care they need before so they can eventually be put up for adoption. You can donate be clicking the button below.
Bunny Boutique Updates
January 3, 2021
For Altered COVID Bunny Boutique Store Hours, please visit our SHOP page. Thank you!
Volunteer Applications on Hold
November 30, 2020
Thank you to all who have submitted a volunteer application to help out at the shelter. Currently our volunteer application process is on hold due to COVID-19 and we are not sure when we will resume accepting new volunteers.
Again, thank you to everyone who wants to help out during this time. We appreciate you reaching out!
Shelter Closed & Bunny Boutique Drive By Pick Up Times
September 8, 2020
As a reminder to our patrons, if you would like to adopt a rabbit, please complete the Adoption Form and we will schedule a time for you to come visit.
If your rabbit needs a nail trim, we are currently scheduling these via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are open for boarding! Your rabbit(s) will need to be vaccinated for RHDV2 by your vet before we can board. Send us an email at email@example.com for more info or to schedule boarding.
If you missed the opportunity to pick up your Rabbit Fun Run packet, please send us an email and we can schedule a time for you to come by: firstname.lastname@example.org
For updates on the Bunny Boutique, please visit our dedicated shop page.
Papaya Tablets Back in Stock!
September 8, 2020
Your rabbits’ favorite treat is back in stock! Add a bag or two to your cart today by clicking the link on the right. Your rabbit is sure to love you for it!
Donations Needed – RHDV2 Biosecurity Measures
June 8, 2020
We are currently looking for donations for help cover the additional RHDV2 biosecurity measures that we’ve taken at the shelter. We’ve had to buy a lot of new equipment and other items not normally purchased to prevent the virus from entering the shelter.
Thanks to our wonderful volunteers and Bunny Boutique shoppers, HRRN is doing better than a lot of other nonprofits out there. But we’ve still taken a big hit financially. The RHDV2 virus is highly contagious and only affects wild and domestic rabbits, but it does so with devastating consequences. With housing anywhere from 150+ rabbits at any given time at our shelter, we are currently planning and implementing new shelter protocols to keep our shelter bunnies as safe as possible.
We are asking for donations to help us obtain two new quarantine/isolation cages for the shelter. These isolation cages will allow us to isolate incoming rabbits (especially strays) as we don’t know what they might have come into contact with. The rabbits would likely stay in these cages for up to a month, depending on their history. We are even considering building a separate intake area or building at the shelter as this is a highly transmissible disease and it’s essential to separate intakes physically from the shelter buns, store traffic, adoptions, etc – although once they are vaccinated they will be “safer”.
For those interested, these are two of the potential cages we are looking at – we would likely need something to completely contain the rabbit and their pee and poop (full front glass). These cages are not cheap -a 2 stack starts at $2500.
ISO-Care™ Quarantine Cages
Northgate Veterinary Supply – ISOCAGE – Portable Multi-Use Isolation Cage
Along with need donations for isolation cages, we are also using the donation pool to help us cover the cost of having all the shelter bunnies receive the RHDV2 vaccine. Our friends over at White Rock Animal Hospital have actively worked toward getting multi-dose vials to vaccinate all the shelter buns, which we all appreciate.
Donations will be going through our GiveGab page (hosts of Amplify Austin and #GivingTuesday). Click the Donate Button below to help out. Thank you!
In Memory of Terry Deubel
May 4, 2020
April 25th 2020 Terry Deubel passed away. In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to HRRN in memory of Terry.
Terry was an advocate of HRRN, many other shelters and of all animals. She and her husband Ken volunteered, donated to the Rojo Fund, donated the canvases for The Bunny Painting Event each year and more. Most impressively they gave 26 rabbits their forever homes since 2012. Terry gave homes to the “special” bunnies. The old, head tilt, deformed, and sick rabbits. She could never pass up taking home the rabbits that had been in the shelter for too many years. Not to mention the dogs, cats, and guinea pigs she rescued.
Terry was truly a selfless person with a heart of gold. She would do anything for anyone or animal. She will be missed.
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.
Do you have apple trees? You can donate your tree trimmings to the shelter buns if your trees haven’t been treated with pesticides. Bring them to the bunny boutique during store hours.
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