This week PetravelR’s™ Adopt a Friend features Eastern Shore Rabbit Rescue and Education Center (ESRREC) based in Rock Hall, Maryland.
Eastern Shore Rabbit Rescue and Education Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, 100% volunteer organization. Established in December 2014, it is the first and only rabbit rescue on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
ESRREC ensures the health, safety, and emotional well-being of abandoned pet rabbits on Maryland’s Eastern Shore through shelter and care, with guidance to the families who adopt them as companion animals. Their geographic coverage encompasses five Maryland counties to the east of the Chesapeake Bay: Kent, Queen Anne’s, Cecil, Talbot, and Caroline.
Did you know that rabbits are the third most popular family pet after dogs and cats? If you think that a rabbit might be the right pet for you, take a few minutes to learn a little about caring for a rabbit and what’s required to adopt. When you are ready to add a rabbit to your household, check out ESRREC’s adoptable rabbits. Adoption fees are $50 for a single spayed/neutered rabbit and $75 for a bonded pair.
Eastern Shore Rabbit Rescue and Education Center welcomes volunteers of all ages and skill sets. Pitch in at the shelter, help at outreach and fundraising events, or foster a rabbit that’s waiting for a forever home.
If you can’t volunteer, you can still help the rabbits with your tax-deductible donation. Send a check or donate online. You can also donate items for the rabbits from the ESRREC wish list like hay, bunny toys, and gift cards or order items to be shipped directly to the shelter from their Amazon wish list.
You can also donate bunny-themed items to raise funds for the rabbits. On May 9, ESRREC opened Usagi’s Place, a store for bunny lovers, at 5718 N. Main Street in Rock Hall, MD. You will find a wealth of treasures at the store, including many unique arts and crafts. And there’s a playpen for the rabbits inside the store, where visitors can meet some of the rabbits that are available for adoption. Usagi’s Place is open noon to 5:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays, so if you’re in the area be sure to stop by! All proceeds benefit the ESRREC rabbits!
PetravelR™ urges you to support your local shelters and rescues by adopting, volunteering, and donating. And remember that spaying and neutering helps reduce overpopulation and makes your pets better family members.