I always wanted Sarama to include bunnies in our rescue but we never seemed to have time/appropriate fosters etc. I have had some experience with buns at AWA and have talked to people with way more experience than I have about them. They’re delicate, not “starter pets” and a lot of work. We just never seemed ready.
Well the universe told us we were ready recently. My friend Rachel who works with us at Sarama went out to rescue a dumped domesticated bunny in NJ last month. We posted for a foster and we got several people interested. It turns out a great rabbit rescue came out and helped Rachel and ended up taking the bunny. But we still had one foster very interested in being a bunny foster and she knew of two four month old buns who needed rescue due to the owners health issues. So son after we took in Rex (pictures here) and Nick, a gray mini lop (posted on Sarama’s page).it was the fosters first time with bunnies but she has done an amazing job . Rex and Nick went to get neutered today and we will hold them a week to make sure all is well and then they will both go to their forever homes.
I hope they will be the first of many bunnies we will be able to help. Big thanks to everyone who has answered our questions and supported us. When I first mentioned wanting to rescue bunnies many years ago when I was with a different rescue we got a lot of negative feedback about why we shouldn’t. I know these people were trying to look out for the buns but in the end they need more rescues to step up. We may need some advice and guidance along the way but that’s how we all learn and in the end more rabbits can be helped.
I personally never even got to meet these babies (they’re foster is in PA) but they will hold a special place in my heart. ❤️