Rabbit Thymes

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Give to the Max Day 2015

give to the maxGive to the Max Day was held on November 12 this year, and thanks to our generous MCRS supporters, it was a goal-busting day for the bunnies! We started the day with a goal of $5,000, and came so close! Within 24 hours MCRS had raised a total of $4,670 from givemn.org and the MCRS website.

Thanks to everyone that donated, and shared our posts and emails to spread the word!

MCRS Drawing!

drawingThis month we are having a Drawing for the basket shown. Tickets are $1.00 each and will be sold at the South Saint Paul Hoppy Hours or Adoption Events. Tickets will be sold now until December 23rd. A name will be drawn on the 23rd at the South Saint Paul Hoppy Hour. The winner does not need to be present to win.

The basket includes a Hoppy Hideway, small Snak Shak, Peter's fruit salad bowl, Large Nooters gray sweatshirt and Nooters pink night shirt (OSFA), small Zoom Groom, blue Slim Bun, Timothy Carrots, Crazy Carrot toy, a Bunny winter hat, and a book, a guide to Bunny Parents.

All proceeds will go to MCRS as a donation.

Check our event schedule for the next South Saint Paul Hoppy Hour or Adoption Event.

Burnsville Petco Tree of Hope

MCRS has been selected by the Burnsville Petco store team as a recipient of a percentage of fundraising proceeds during their Tree of Hope holiday campaign, in stores now.

In other words, the more money The Burnsville Petco store team raises between now and December 27, the more money MCRS will receive to help save lives! Stop by the Burnsville Petco while out shopping to make sure you have all the gifts for your furry family as well!

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How to Take Your Pet Rabbit on a Car Trip

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 how to take your pet rabbit on a car trip.


Traveling with Rabbits

With the holidays upon us, many of us will be traveling and that includes our buns. Here are some things to think about when traveling with your bunny:

1. Vets - Check out your destination for rabbit savvy vets and have their contact information handy.

2. Care - create a mini first aid pack in case of stasis during travel. Include things like critical care and simethicone.

3. Bunny Accommodations - Make sure your rabbit has appropriate space when you are settled in to ensure they feel safe.

Pack List:

  • litter
  • litterbox
  • vegetables
  • blankets
  • toys treats
  • pellets
  • hay
  • water
  • card board box to hide in

If your rabbit is not great at travelling, try to avoid it. If you bring them, watch for signs of stress such as not eating, poorly formed poops, quick breathing and other body language that indicates your rabbit is scared.

Read more about traveling with your bunny on napoleonbunnyparte.com.

Here is another great article about traveling with your bunny from bunnyapproved.com.

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I'd like to introduce you to a special guest taste tester, Snowball. Snowball is adoptable and looking for her forever home!

To read more about snowball read her bio here.

Snowball was a great special guest taste tester as she has learned that she absolutely LOVES treats! She emphatically give this recipe her seal of approval and thinks your buns will love them as well!

Apple Treats
• 1 apple
• 1/4 cup ground pellets
• 1/4 cup ground oats
• 1 tsp honey

Purée the apple using a food processor and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix thoroughly and roll out to 1/4 inch thickness on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (makes for easy cleanup). Bake at 325°F for 30 minutes. Turn off oven and let them fully dry in the oven. Once dry, break into bunny sized treats.

hoppy endings and intakes

Eight bunnies found their forever home last month: Milo, Wilma, Charlotte, Zeus, Castro, Tootsie Pop, Jenna Bean, and Jace.

Our newcomers last month are: Ava, Nestle, Cheerio, Red, and Jace.

See all of our adoptable rabbits on Petfinder.com.

open volunteer positions

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.

• 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.

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Special events
•Dec 9 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Dec 12 Adoption Event in SSP
•Dec 13 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Dec 14 Bunny Basics in Golden Valley
•Dec 16 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Dec 18 HH in Uptown
•Dec 20 HH in Golden Valley
•Dec 23 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Dec 26 Adoption Event in SSP
•Dec 27 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Dec 30 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Jan 1 HH in Uptown
•Jan 3 HH in Golden Valley
•Jan 6 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Jan 9 Adoption Event in SSP
•Jan 10 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?


snak shak

Is your rabbit gnawing at everything but what you want them to? A great option would be the Snak Shak. This gives the rabbit something to chew on to help with their teeth and something that they can destroy. Many of our adoption volunteers recommend these to families when they are getting their new family member!

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


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