HRRN Intake of 56 Rabbits! Donations Needed for Medical Care
March 4, 2023
56 rabbits were surrendered to a local shelter yesterday evening. You read that right, 56 rabbits!
French lops, Rex’s and more! A breeder decided to surrender 56 of their rabbits (we’re not sure if that was all of them or not) to the local county shelter, which had no means of caring for that many rabbits. So the shelter called us with a desperate plea to help these rabbits.
And we did.
Thankfully, most appear to be in relatively good health and condition. A few upper respiratory infections, and some eye issues due to being in not-so-clean conditions, but overall, their health could be much worse. However, that doesn’t mean we still won’t be taking each and every one to be examined by our rabbit-savvy vet, getting them all the medical care they need, including but not limited to: microchip, internal and external parasite treatments, Pasteurella and RHDV vaccines, and all of them need to be spayed/neutered.
This is the perfect example of exactly where your money goes when you donate to House Rabbit Resource Network. With this emergency surrender on our hands, we are funneling all donation funds to help these rabbits have a better life outside of the tiny breeder cages they’ve spent their whole lives in. Your donation will go to getting them vet checks, medical treatments, spayed or neutered, and in turn, ready for adoption so they can have their second chance at find that loving forever home that sees them as a family member.
Thank you to everyone who has donated or helped to get these rabbits settled in at the shelter. We truly appreciate the kindness being shown to them.
Rabbit Fun Run 2023
January 14, 2023
We are stretching out and getting ready to run, walk and hop for a good cause! Our annual Rabbit Fun Run is looking for sponsors and gearing up for fun. We hope you’ll join us on March 25, 2023. Sign up here to join us: https://rabbitfunrun.com
Looking to be a sponsor for this event? Click here for details.
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!
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
$10,000 raised in Honor of Rojo The Rabbit
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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