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Donations Needed


MCRS is helping out Georgia HRS with a 200 rabbit confiscation. We will be taking in some rabbits and need some supplies to accomodate the increase in bunnies. Here are some items that we will be in need of:

  • Paper towels
  • Used bath towels (no holes please)
  • Used flat sheets
  • Used baby blankets
  • Fleece cut in Yard lengths (fabric store clearance!)

All donations can be dropped off at any one of our Hoppy Hours or Adoption Events at our South Saint Paul location. Please email info@mncompanionrabbit.org for directions to the SSP location.


Should I Get a Friend for My Pet Rabbit?


It's no secret to a lot of us that rabbits make wonderful pets, but if you've never had a rabbit before and you are thinking about getting one knowing more about them as pets and what to expect is important. Each month we will be sharing a video that features Actress Amy Sedaris, who is a loving mom to her own pet bunny, and rabbit expert Augy E. Cotter, Ed.D., LVT from the House Rabbit Society.

In this Month's video, learn if you should get a friend for your pet rabbit.

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Bonding Rabbits


Rabbits are very gregarious, living in large communities in the wild and have a complex social hierarchy. Companionship for a rabbit is vital to its wellbeing and this can be provided either by us, another rabbit or, best of all, both.

HRS Colorado Chapter Manager Nancy LaRoche writes, "Pairs are much easier to care for, get into far less trouble, are happier, and tend to relate better to people. Boredom leads to bunny-in-trouble, and pairs don't get nearly as bored because they are so busy relating to each other."

Boredom and depression are common symptoms of loneliness in rabbits. These are accompanied by destructiveness and hyperactivity in some rabbits (generally the smaller breeds), withdrawal in others. (Note: Call your veterinarian if your rabbit shows any sudden changes in behavior, as these may also be signs of physical illness.) Rabbits, unlike some other animals, will stay bonded to their human even when you get them rabbit friends of their own. Just think, now instead of one rabbit adoring you, you will have two or three!

Article Sources: Bunnyhugga.com, Bunnybunch.org, and House Rabbit Society.

Need more information on bonding check out our Bunny Bonding Basics.


MCRS will often have many rabbits that are already bonded. Rabbits like to live in groups, so you could consider getting two or more that have been living together, as they are already bonded (re: no hard work on your end!).

Check out our featured pair Tilly and Willy!


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Take The Rabbit Quiz!!


Test your knowledge on rabbits. Do you know:

How many naps a rabbit can take every day?
When does a rabbit's teeth stop growing?
Which of the following hay types should not be fed daily as it is too fattening?

Want to prove your rabbit knowledge? Take this quiz from Best4Bunny.com.

hoppy endings and intakes
 


Five bunnies found their forever home last month: Glinda, Luna, Mulan, Cindy, and Ginger.

Our newcomers last month are: Milo, Bean, Penny, and Bella.

See all of our adoptable rabbits on Petfinder.com.

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Rabbit Socializer


Not yet ready to be a foster? We have other opportunities that may suite you perfectly... a Rabbit Socializer! Visit MCRS adoptable rabbits in a pet store and provide the bun with exercise opportunity, and socialization. There are several openings all across the metro, please check out all of our volunteer listings to find the location near you.

Requirements
• Must be at least 18
• Preferably once a week for a minimum commitment of six months
• Regular access to email is required

Total time spent at store will usually be at least 1.5 hours per visit, which includes time before and after rabbit exercise to set up and put away supplies.

Please contact MCRS at info@mncompanionrabbit.org if you are able to help. Thank you!

Volunteers are not just important to MCRS, they literally are MCRS. Volunteers do everything that needs to be done within the organization from picking up the mail to caring for homeless rabbits to keeping financial records to scooping litter boxes.

Interested in Volunteering? See all of our available volunteer positions on our website.



All media, please contact Shelley Chirhart, MCRS Public Relations & Marketing Manager at info@mncompanionrabbit.org or 651-768-9755.

 
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Special events
•Sept 9 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Sept 11 HH in Uptown
•Sept 13 HH in Golden Valley
•Sept 14 Bunny Basics in Golden Valley
•Sept 16 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Sept 19 Adoption Event in SSP
•Sept 20 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Sept 23 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Sept 25 HH in Uptown
•Sept 27 HH in Golden Valley
•Oct 1 Bunny Basics in Woodbury
•Oct 3 Adoption Event in SSP
•Oct 4 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Oct 7 HH & Supply Sales in SSP

see our website for the full calendar and additional information.

 
 


  supply sales
 

Did you know that in addition to hay and pellets we have a lot of other great items for sale?

 

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Looking for a healthy tasty treat for your rabbit? Look no further. Simple Rewards has tasty dried fruits and vegetables. Pick up a bag or three next time you stop in. Flavors: Strawberry, Banana, and Veggie.

To purchase supplies from our South Saint Paul location, check our events calendar for the next supply sale!

 
 


 
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