The Wisconsin House Rabbit Society will be at Mounds-Madison to distribute free rabbit care information and will be available to talk to the public about the joys of living with rabbits as household companion animals as well as solutions to typical problems.
WHRS will also be promoting their annual Easter message that rabbits are living beings who require a 10-12 years commitment, not Easter novelties or children’s gifts. WHRS seeks to spread the word that rather than buying a cute baby bunny so available around Easter time, the public should “Think Beyond Easter” and first research the costs and challenges of rabbits as household animals. The organization hopes that people will then adopt an already altered rabbit from their local humane society or WHRS.
The Wisconsin House Rabbit Society is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing abandoned rabbits and finding them permanent, loving homes, and to educating others about the care and behavior of rabbits. WHRS activities include: maintaining an active rabbit rescue, fostering, and adoption program, including providing rescued rabbits with all necessary veterinarian care; caring for chronically ill or disabled rabbits in a sanctuary/hospice setting; Assisting Wisconsin humane societies with their rabbit populations; publishing a quarterly e-newsletter with essential educational material about rabbits; hosting a 900-member Facebook page; organizing rabbit-related community educational activities; and maintaining a webmail service for people with questions about their rabbits.
WHRS website http://wisconsinhrs.org
WHRS Facebook group