How to Support Small Pet Rescue Non-Profits

How can you help more rabbits?


Such a powerful word only to be outmatched by the actual act of doing so.  Sometimes giving means - your time, your efforts, your money, your voice. Sometimes it is all of those things and sometimes it is none.

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When we read articles like this one from the New York Times talking about guinea pigs needing homes or hear about troubling stories like this one, where important operational items are stolen, we can't help but be moved to do something.

Did you know that rabbits are the 3rd most abandoned pet in the US? 
And with over 3 million of these cuddly creatures in our homes, it is easy to see how vital small pet shelters are needed.

3 actions we can all take to help support small pet rescues and shelters.

  1. Volunteer. Our good friends at House Rabbit Society maintain a comprehensive list of local rabbit shelters.  It is organized by state. 
  2. Share books. There are quite a few books on caring and understanding rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs and hamsters. Check some out from the library and lend them to your friend or family member who might be unsure on what to do.
  3. Donate. Whether it is $5.00 or $500, every local shelter could use those funds to help support their ongoing expenses. If you have some gently used products you no longer need, they'll likely take those too.

While we are working behind the scenes to figure out how Andy and Anderson Hay can best support small animal rescue shelters in the long term, we wanted to take a moment to shine the spotlight on just a few, incredible organizations who are helping to ensure small animals have meaningful, fulfilling lives.   

These three organizations could use some of the love and adoration you show your small pets in whatever form that means to you.


Rabbit Rescues to Give To:

All About Rabbits Rescue

"A non-profit (501c3) organization based in Queens, NYC.  Our primary mission is the rescue of abandoned and neglected rabbits and their placement into loving forever homes in the NYC area.  AARR also advocates for rabbits by educating potential and current owners on responsible care, preventing rabbit surrenders, and supporting legislation and campaigns that promote rabbit welfare."

Current need: Attempting to raise $5,000 because they have 26 (new) little buns that need care, love and treatment.
Adopt Here >    Adoption Policies – All About Rabbits Rescue
Donate Here > Contribute – All About Rabbits Rescue

Andy is sending them Alfalfa Hay Pellets to help feed those cute little buns.

Bunny Bunch
4601-1 Brooks St., Montclair, CA. 91763

"The Bunny Bunch was established in 1984 by Caroline Charland to help rabbits in need. We are a non-profit, no kill rescue and education organization run entirely by volunteers. Over the years we have rescued thousands of rabbits, mostly from high kill shelters."

Current need: Check out their wish list >> Wish List - The Bunny Bunch
Adopt Here > Adoption Information - The Bunny Bunch
Donate Here > Donate - The Bunny Bunch

House Rabbit Society
148 Broadway
Richmond, CA 94804

"House Rabbit Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the nation’s largest rabbit welfare group. We aim to improve the lives of domestic rabbits through education, awareness, and rescue."

Current need: 
Adopt Here > Adoption Information - House Rabbit Society
Donate Here > Donate - House Rabbit Society



Do you support a local rescue organization in your area?

Let us know how we can help. 

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