Friends of Rabbits

This week PetravelR’s™ Adopt a Friend features Friends of Rabbits, an all-volunteer rabbit rescue group based in Columbia, Maryland and Arlington, Virginia.

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Friends of Rabbits is a 5019c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization located in the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD greater metropolitan areas. Friends of Rabbits is an all-volunteer group that takes rabbits in need from overwhelmed local shelters and fosters them in members’ homes.  Friends of Rabbits works closely with many animal shelters in Maryland and Virginia.

FoR 1Rabbits available for adoption have been examined by a veterinarian and are either spayed or neutered.  The rabbits all live indoors, where they are provided a safe environment, healthy food, toys, socialization, and an opportunity to play and exercise.  You can see some of Friends of Rabbits’ adoptables at Petfinder and Adopt a Pet.com.

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In addition to taking rabbits from shelters to alleviate overcrowding, Friends of Rabbits holds Bunny Spa Days at local shelters to raise funds to care for both Friends of Rabbits’ bunnies and the shelter bunnies. Bunnies are brushed, have their nails trimmed, and even get a massage from a special bunny masseuse!

Friends of Rabbits can always use more volunteers to foster rabbits that are awaiting their forever homes, help other foster’ers with their rabbits, transport rabbits to vet appointments or adoption events, help new adopters, bunny sit, help new adopters, donate professional services (veterinary assistance, IT, web design, photography, bookkeeping, etc.), and to help out at Friends of Rabbits adoption days, educational events, and fundraisers.  If you live in the greater metro-DC area, visit the website to learn more about volunteering with Friends of Rabbits.

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If you can’t volunteer your time, you can make a tax-deductible donation to Friends of Rabbits to support their efforts to save homeless rabbits and find them great forever homes.  Donations primarily go to veterinary care and supplies for foster rabbits.  You can also support Friends of Rabbits by purchasing one of their beautiful 2015 calendars!

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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.

 

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