The loud noise of fireworks will alarm rabbits, causing them to panic and run headlong into objects or jump from perilously high places. The sheer stress of being terrified can send a bunny into gut stasis, which must be treated immediately to get the gut moving again or the rabbit will die. One of our most important documents is "A Bunny That Refuses Food Is A Bunny In Crisis." If you don't have it, request it from Pat Daly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Too, a frightened rabbit may be so stressed that he goes into shock or leaks deadly toxins into his blood, threatening his life. This story was written by a member of the House Rabbit Society:
“I wish someone had given me this information in time to save my dear Clover-muffin. Clover was not one to get frightened easily by loud noises. But, one July 4, a particularly sharp firecracker in a yard near ours went off and Clover bolted from her room and raced down the hall in such a panic that she ended up practically bouncing off the walls. I was unable to go near her for several minutes. When she finally calmed down, she seemed fine. Little did I know that the shock depressed her immune system terribly and that clostridium, a bacterium that is normally present in a rabbit’s system, was beginning to take over her little body.
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Exciting Announcement from the Georgia House Rabbit Society:
Animal House has selected it for a shelter makeover!
The chapter purchased an older ranch home a few years ago as its headquarters and shelter. It sits on one acre so there is room to expand if funds become available. Two persons on the Animal House team recognized that rabbits are the third most abandoned pet and wanted to feature a shelter that is meeting their needs. If you are a fan of Animal House, please go to its home page and "like" them on Facebook. When they see that bunny people are supporting them, they are likely to dedicate additional episodes to rabbits. Here is the website: www.facebook.com/AnimalHouseglp
Shopping Amazon: I go to smile.amazon.com to make my purchases. It costs me nothing and our chapter gets free money. Just designate House Rabbit Society of Missouri as your charity (confirm
our location as Chesterfield - our P.O. address.)
Facebook and Twitter: Do you know that our Facebook page has over 5,500 "likes"? Do you know that we have an active Twitter account with over 300 followers? If you enjoy Facebook and tweeting, please join us. Lots of good stuff happens everyday.
New Toys In Our Shelter Store: When we watched a video of a bunny trying to figure out how to remove treats from one of our new IQ toys ($10-$15), we knew you would like them. Here is the amusing video: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10153012083899968&set=o.17988848808&type=2&theater
Bunny Video: I LOVE this video produced by Alison Giese of the San Diego House Rabbit Society. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYUYC_uOZuw