Ever since I was a little girl, I said I wanted to establish an animal rescue, but I wasn't sure what kind. My love for rabbits started at a young age as well, and has only become stronger since I've gotten older. I'm still young (21 in a few months), however my priorities are different than those my age. I have four rabbits that I've rescued of my own, and instead of using my money on new clothes and shoes, I buy new rabbit toys, different hays, additions to their cages. They're my babies and I adore them. I'm known where I live as "the bunny lady". People ask me all of the time about their own rabbits, where they should get one, how to take care of them, etc. My facebook feed is filled with rabbit awareness posts. Last year, I looked into establishing a rabbit rescue in my county. Upon research, I found that there was one (but just one) already. However, she never has gotten back to me about helping her out, like I asked. Also, I've recommended several people to her rescue, and ALL of them said that she either never got back to them, or kept pushing the "adoption interview" date further and further back, and finally never called them back. Additionally, the rescue's facebook fan page hasn't had any posts since October, but I know for a fact there are TONS of homeless rabbits in my county because I already get people telling me, who know me and my love for buns.
Therefore, with my parent's loving support, I have decided to for sure establish a rescue in my county.
I have family in another state who have established non-profits for other things, successfully, and are guiding me through as well. I have SUCH a passion for this, and it's all I want to do is find loving babies new, happy, forever homes.
I know that it's going to take A TON of work, especially at first, but I'm ready and more than willing! I'm about to file under my state (Florida) to incorporate a state non-profit. I'm working on typing up my "cause" and deciding on a mission statement.
I just wanted to post this here for any support or advice you may have, as I have a lot under my belt!
I have a couple of vets that I already know well because of my other buns, and I'm going to consult them about helping out so I can get them fixed and well before adopting the rescues out to a family. Also, my backyard is very large and I'm going to try to grow most of my greens.
Again, I may be young, but please don't consider that a factor! I swear, I'm much more mature and determined than the partiers my age!
Also, I've created a page for my soon-to-be rescue, and would love if you could "like" it! I'm going to start getting word out that it's in the works. www.facebook.com/thebunnyladyrabbitrescue