How you can help
Spread the WordI would say our biggest "problem" is people don't know we exist. Can you take some flyers and post them at Animal Hospitals/Clinics, libraries, pet stores, supermarkets, drug stores, work? If you can do this in your home town and the town you work in, that will be a big help. And tell people! Any coworkers interested in rabbits? Friends/family? Does your local newspaper offer free adds? Put one in. What about your cable company?
Need some of our flyers to post? Contact info@RabbitNetwork.org.
Help a Foster HomeFind out if there are foster homes in your area. Now this will probably vary widely among the different homes, but offer to help them. If you have a few spare hours- offer to spend time with their bunnies. Clean some cages. Drop off a bag of food/litter/hay/newspapers. (Try to find out which brands they prefer)
Be a Foster HomeDo you have a little extra space and time where you can possibly take in a cage or two of bunnies? We ask that foster homes provide the time and general food needs of the rabbits. Give them daily exercise time. Provide them with a good diet. Help socialize and love the bunnies. We also ask that you be available to show the bunnies to prospective homes. The House Rabbit Network will cover the spay/neuter and any veterinary care the rabbit may need.
This can take on many forms. One thing we like to do is hold a garage sale. If you can get people to donate old items they don't want, help price items or even hold one at your house... Or if you have the right personality type for this- maybe you can get stores to donate food/litter. Can you organize a bake sale? A Tupperware sale? A walkathon? Any other ideas?
Make a Donation
In order to provide medical care for our rabbits, we need to pay the vets. Cash is always cheerfully accepted. We also need items like stamps, envelopes, yard sale items (for our fund raisers) cages, food, or hay. You can join HRN and receive our newsletter.
If you work for an employer that encourages Charitable Contributions thru payroll deduction, you may have the option to designate your charity of choice (besides what they're offering you). Companies are rolling out their benefit plans and courting employees to get them involved during their Charitable Campaign events. When employees participate, it makes the company look good. That's why the big push.
If you haven't already done so, please consider the House Rabbit Network. This is one way we can raise much needed funds to put toward rescues such as our monumental Lempster Rescue. You can find HRN's Federal Tax ID # and other pertinent info on the web.
Educational MaterialsWe can always use help creating/editing information sheets for new owners, local vets, tips for fostering, etc.....
Contact our Educational Coordinator,
for more information.
Drivers WantedWe often need to transport rabbits between shelters, foster homes and vet offices. If you can help with some of this shuffling, we would appreciate it. Do you have a truck? Sometimes we need to move larger items between homes. If you can transport cages, help with hay runs, let us know!
Adoption Days, Information BoothsWe often hold "adoption days" at local pet stores. If you can help with one these, get pictures of local bunnies for adoption and speak with customers in the store. Work with store owners to make sure they understand the needs of rabbits. We want to educate the public about rabbit ownership and responsibilities. If you are fairly knowledgable about rabbits, you could become an HRN Educator.
Thinking about helping at a booth or adoption day? Contact our Educational Coordinator.
Computer ServicesMaybe you can create web pages or answer email that comes in to the organization. The Web- Women website@RabbitNetwork.org would love to delegate some work!
If you don't live near us, why don't
you give your local rescue group a call and see what you can do!
All rescue groups can use help and that help can come in many forms. Anything
you can do, even volunteering a few hours here and there, will be appreciated.
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