Rabbitats has moved to a new headquarters in Richmond where it hopes to build a rabbit sanctuary in addition to its shelter.
The property — a rented house, garage and large yard on a blueberry farm on the south end of No. 6 Road — is already housing the society’s 46 indoor adoptable rabbits and a space is currently being fenced in under an expansive deck to securely hold our rabbits who prefer to live outside.
But it also has space tailor-made for extensive outdoor rabbit housing thanks to already existing enclosures built by the previous residents to house their multiple large dogs. It still needs a lot of work but with the proper resources the property can house hundreds of rescued rabbits once they’re sterilized and merged into colonies.
The Richmond location will be acting as a processing centre for rescued rabbits for at least the next two years. Some of the colonies will be adopted out to friendly farms, green businesses and responsible homeowners, but others will remain with the rescue for life. Rabbitats will still looking for additional properties to house rabbits long term.
Colonies of loose rabbits can only be trapped in the winter. We only have two months to make this a reality. Many resources are still needed. The rabbits need to be sterilized and vaccinated, and rent needs to be paid on the property.
People making recurring donations will give us the needed stability.
Rabbitats is also in need of tools, supplies and a lot of labour to not only build a sanctuary on this property, but to construct smaller ‘rabbitats’ on other properties under the care of other hosts.
With your help we CAN save them all.
Sad to say we lost Tigger, our broken leg bunny. We’ve been trying to get a chance to update everybody all week, but his status was changing so fast by the time a post was ready, it was old news. Tigger had obviously been hit by a car. One leg was badly broken and the other dislocated. He spent a week at Little Paws after amputation surgery, they were trying to put some weight on him, he was so bony. He finally started eating hay and his poops were looking lovely, so he was deemed well enough to go to his foster home with Oscar, the wonderful fellow who found him. Oscar’s home was the perfect choice considering he previously rescued a wobbly girl bunny who would have been the perfect companion for Tigger. Unfortunately just a day later he again lost his appetite, ended up back at Little Paws and crashed pretty rapidly. We can’t begin to thank everybody for their support of this little bunny. So sorry it wasn’t a better outcome. Special thanks to the major effort put in by the staff at Little Paws, and of course Deanna.
Rabbitats will at least temporarily be placing some of our rabbits at a farm in Delta (Highway 99 and Ladner Trunk Road), and we’re looking for volunteers to check on them and give them food, water and hay daily, and clean out the two stalls on weekly.
We’re also hoping people can drop by with tree branches (apple, pear, willow), produce and pulled long grass.
Rabbitats has successfully rescued rabbits in a number of areas including the Richmond Auto Mall, and now we can turn our attention to other at-risk abandoned bunnies, IF we have enough volunteers.
The level of assistance we get from this ad will greatly help determine the future of our rescue and the fate of the many abandoned pet rabbits loose in so many areas.
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