Honestly, the number of bunnies found here on a daily basis is astonishing sometimes. We have a lovely local Facebook group and every now and then someone will pop up, expressing a wish to adopt a bunny, having done zero research. We then highlight the negatives of bunny ownership, not to put them off, but to just make sure they have considered everything first, otherwise that bunny will most likely end up on the street, or if it’s lucky, in the care of one of us fosters. Quite often, that puts the idea out of their heads, which is not a bad thing. Bunny ownership is not all roses and cuteness.Fosterers are so needed. A rescue friend just got clobbered wirh requests to take in 27 rabbits that people no longer want. (People acquire rabbits and are uneducated about their hormonal behaviors and personalitites.)
On top of that, she's trying to catch Strays that people dump. Where did the uncaring people get their rabbits?
Any type of large or small rabbit can embrace your heart and fill your life with love. On Facebook a meaningful discusssion occurred wrt feelings and attitude for lagormorphs and sentient beings including cottontails. As a retired cottontail rehabber, the conversation brightened my day
-- Adding a care emoticon. -- Forever homes with much-loved buns and responsible caregivers make life better. My RIP tortoise-shell dutch and harlequin soulmate are missed so very much. Your pics made me smile @HalaBuns .
I'm in 'n' out of here and hopped up to read your post on April 13. Occupying your heart is a good thing! Forever love and comfort hugs.
You are right, the biggest problem is people not educating themselves before making their choices. We live in a really transient country too, and people don’t think about how expensive it is, or if it is even possible, to relocate their bunnies back to their home country when they go. Even I am guilty of this. Had I known the cost, I may not have adopted. But now I have, so I make sure I am financially prepared, but sadly it means I cannot commit to any more buns. Lots of people don’t do that though and “set them free” when they leave, or have to rehome their family member because they cannot take them with them
We don’t have any shelters or rescues here, so fostering is the only option for the lucky rescued ones. I have joined a really supportive group of likeminded bunny foster parents, so I’m making new friends alongside doing something that I find hugely rewarding.
I’m looking forward to caring for my next little one and will no doubt get super attached to him too I can deal with a bit of heartache every now and then, if it means one of these fluffies can have a lifetime of happiness