Hug-a-Bunny Rabbit Rescue, Inc. is a rabbit rescue based out of Rutherford, NJ. They rescue and find new homes for rabbits in need throughout Northern NJ and NY. Hug-a-Bunny does not operate out of a physical shelter, instead utilizing a network of foster homes. Living in foster homes gives the homeless rabbits in Hug-a-Bunny’s care the opportunity to adjust to an indoor home environment, as well as to benefit from the one on one socialization and care that can sometimes be hard to achieve in large scale shelters.
If you’re considering adding a new long eared, furry family member to your home, please consider adoption! Many people don’t realize that there are millions of rabbits in rescues in shelters across the United states in need of new homes. After dogs and cats, rabbits are, sadly, the third most common type of animal found in animal shelters. There are many benefits to adopting a rabbit over buying one from a pet store or breeder. For a small adoption fee, which helps offset rescue costs, you can adopt a rabbit in need of a new home. All Hug-a-Bunny bunnies are spayed or neutered and litter box trained before going to their new homes!
If you can’t adopt for whatever reason, there are plenty of other ways to help rabbits in need. Consider donating (there is a Paypal donation button on Hug-a-Bunny’s Petfinder page) to help with the costs of the rabbits’ medical care, and daily living expenses. You can shop at the hHug-a-Bunny Cafepress store. All proceeds go towards helping the animals in the rescue. Or you can sign up and shop online through igive.com. If you pick Hug-a-Bunny as your cause, then a portion of your purchase price goes to the rescue. It’s a great way to donate to a cause while doing something you’d probably do anyways – shopping!
If you can’t donate money, but have room in your home and your heart, you could considering becoming a bunny foster parent. Hug-a-Bunny funds the rabbits vet care and provides supplies, you provide the time and love it takes to care for a rabbit in need. Foster homes are a fundamental part of finding animals in need new homes.
Hug-a-Bunny, like other rescues, can also always use donations of supplies. If you’d like to help out, here is a list of supplies from the Hug-a-Bunny website, that the shelter commonly requires:
- Blankets (primarily fleece)
- Cages of any size (dog crates or rabbit cages)
- Litterboxes (rabbit or cat)
- Animal Carriers
- Exercise Pens
- Carefresh bedding
- Oxbow food and/or hay products
- Rabbit toys
- Cleaning Supplies (garbage bags, animal-safe cleaner)
Hug-a-Bunny Rabbit Rescue, Inc. is a great rescue full of caring individuals who do everything they can to rescue, rehabilitate, and find caring new homes for rabbits in need. If you are looking to adopt a rabbit, or would like to help out a great cause, Hug-a-Bunny is a great place to look!
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