For everybody interested in adopting rabbits, this is the place to be! Rabbitats, RAPS and the VRRA are staging a joint adoption event the evening of Saturday March 25th from 6 pm to 8 pm! You can learn all about them and watch them do rabbit agility for a little added fun. Please spread the word!
Rabbitats 2018 Calendars are fresh in!
Beautiful photos of bunnies (& lots of baby photos!) with 100% of the proceeds going to Rabbitats to help pay for medical treatment, food, and shelter for the large number of rabbits they support every year. What could be better?
Limited supply, so get your order in now!
They’re full size calendars (11×17 extended).
$20 for your first one, and $15 for all subsequent buys.
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We are seeing some movement on the government front. Thank you to Richmond East MLA Linda Reid and Richmond mayor Malcolm Brodie for stepping in on our behalf, and as always, huge kudos to Gail Terry of the Richmond Auto Mall for standing up for the abandoned bunnies (and their offspring) dumped on their property! (The rabbits are considered invasive ‘wildlife’ by the provincial government, they want them dead).
Our gov’t reps have received directives or at least queries from the Minister in charge. We’ve prepared a response and collected letters of support from veterinarians and the permitted sanctuary and expect some answers soon. The gist remains that:
1) many of the rabbits are too small and fragile to adhere to the provincial government’s ‘export only’ policy that dictates that all of our rescued rabbits must be sent to a sanctuary in Washington State as part of their ‘export only’ policy.
2) They are willing to look at allowing us to ‘adopt’ out rabbits rather than ‘export’ them.
3) The government still needs to look at the definitions of their own policy regarding ‘adoptions’.
A separate meeting with another arm of Fish & Wildlife (the responsible dept) was also enlightening. They seemed to also be more receptive to our small colony and rural adoption initiatives, but we still need to be allowed to do so.
That meeting also yielded a strong plea from the department for the rabbit rescue community to organize itself into a more cohesive group with a more unified voice. Rescue dissension, conflicting information, opposing goals, ‘alarmist’ media and other problems are greatly affecting the government’s ability and desire to properly tackle the issue.
This flyer was directed at the staff at the Richmond Auto Mall, but anybody who lives or works in the Vancouver/Richmond area or elsewhere on the Lower Mainland of BC should take note and help out too if you can!
With more rabbits being born outside at the Richmond Auto Mall as we await government approval to rescue them, and with the government not likely to approve many of our current destinations, we are exploring additional options. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can host a ‘rabbitat’ on your property or if you can adopt a rabbit into your home.