This week PetravelR’s™ Adopt a Friend features Rabbit Advocates, an all-volunteer rabbit rescue group in Portland, Oregon.
Rabbit Advocates is a 501(c)(3) non-profit humane education and rescue organization that literally advocates for domestic rabbits. Their mission is to educate the public about the proper care of pet rabbits and find loving homes for surrendered or abandoned rabbits.
Formerly a part of the Oregon Humane Society, in 2002 Rabbit Advocates was established as a separate non-profit group solely devoted to promoting the welfare of domestic rabbits. The Rabbit Advocates operate an education and adoption website, as well as a help line. They hold rabbit adoption outreach events and other activities at locations around the Portland Metro Area.
Rabbit Advocates believes that domestic rabbits should be treated as companion animals, which means meeting both their physical and social needs. Their goal is to place rabbits in loving homes where they will be welcomed as family members and where they will receive ongoing social contact, plenty of space to play and exercise, proper food, proper shelter – preferably indoors – and medical care as needed.
Rabbit Advocates’ highest priority is to provide ongoing education about domestic rabbits and the proper care of pet rabbits. Visit their website and you will find valuable materials on rabbit health and diet, behavior, and proper housing that you can download free of charge. You can also read their quarterly newsletters going back 12 years(!), with everything from articles on emergency preparedness to book reviews to rabbit rescue stories . . . and more! Whether your household already includes a pet rabbit or you are thinking about adopting your first bunny - please check out the Rabbit Advocates website and educate yourself!
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.