We met our Match!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the end-of-year Matching Gift Campaign. We achieved a match of $3,000! And, thank you to everyone who donated at any other time.
Because of you, we were able to help a lot of rabbits this year:
Bunnies like Henry who was nearly starved to death and had urine scald over the lower part of his body and abscesses on his feet. He is a happy boy now and ready for adoption.
We were able to rescue the bunnies left in a home when the owner died. They are still in our care with hopes they, too, will soon appear on our adoptable list.
Plus, we currently have another near-starvation bunny who was abandoned in the cold and with a horrendous case of ear mites. He is staying at Hope Animal Hospital for his treatment. He and 50 others were brought to us this year by people who found them abandoned. Read the bunny's story on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/House-Rabbit-Society-of-Missouri-St-Louis-Chapter-295747447809/
Bunnies By the Numbers
This past year, we took in 286 rabbits. We receive calls to take in rabbits from many rescues and animal controls throughout the metro area
We adopted out 250 bunnies. Thanks to all our adopters!
This year, volunteers caught 61 rabbits left to fend for themselves in the wild. Our chapter is blessed to have volunteers who go out to save the lives of abandoned rabbits - day and night, in the summer's heat and the winter's cold.
We handled 135 events and activities this year. From our Bunny Expo in June to our Bunny Boutique in November, we handle many outreach events throughout the year. We participated in local events at the Botanical Garden and Science Center(and many others) and host education events for schools and scout programs. Our Chapter Manager, Joy Gioia also taught a class for veterinary students at Mizzou.
"I'm Pumpkin. I might pop-up from time to time to give you some bunny insights."
Help a Bunny,
Become a Member
Anyone interested in becoming a member can do so for only $25 per year. The choice of "how" is up to you, just please do it! HRS has a never-ending stream of innocent bunnies that need help. Your memberships are always needed and greatly appreciated! All workers are volunteers, so your membership dues go directly to caring for homeless rabbits. Membership includes free nail trims for bunnies, discounts on hay and more. Thank you in advance for your support!
Bunnies of the Week
Meet Bronson and Brielle (brown female), two of Beatrix's babies. They're playful and outgoing, although Bronson is the more gregarious of the two. Both bunnies are litter box trained and spayed and neutered. These Holland mixes would do best with older children and adults.
Missouri House Rabbit Society is a 501 (c3) all-volunteer, non-profit organization with a dual purpose of rescue and education. Donations are tax deductible.
Utilizing foster homes as well as The Bunny House shelter, volunteers provide appropriate care and socialization opportunities to rabbits so that they may be adopted into loving, permanent, indoor homes. Our educators assist the public, humane societies, and local shelters through publications on rabbit care, phone and e-mail consultations, and classes upon request.
Please note that we are only open to members due to our St. Louis County permit; we are not open to the public for walk-in traffic. Appointments must be made by prospective members for orientations or to view rabbits.
We invite everyone to join us and tour the 40x40 addition to our shelter and our bunny playroom!
If you haven't visited the Bunny House recently, you will see a lot of changes. Now that it is all put together, please come and celebrate with us. We will provide refreshments.