Sunday, September 4, 2011
Baskets for Bunnies Helps Bunnies in Need
Every year after Easter, bunnies purchased on impulse are dropped off at shelters or turned loose into the wild.
As rabbits become older, their needs increase and uninformed owners become too overwhelmed to care for them. Then rescue groups are burdened with providing care, as well as finding foster and permanent homes for them.
Baskets for Bunnies collects donations of food, supplies or money to aid these already overwhelmed rescues.
Less than a year ago, founder Gretta Parker adopted her rabbit Flopsy from a local shelter and created a Facebook page for him as a way to tell the public about the alarming number of rabbits that are bought and then abandoned each year.
On his page, she met several rescue groups that always go above and beyond their means to help abandoned rabbits. They inspired her to start her own nonprofit.
The long-term goal of Baskets for Bunnies is to bring awareness to the plight of so many rescue groups and bunnies.
If you are interested in learning more about Baskets for Bunnies and the rescues they support, please visit them at www.basketsforbunnies.org or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/basketsforbunnies
Image via: Baskets for Bunnies at PRWeb