Please remember our Rescue Fund. We have money still available to help support the adoption of rabbits from rescue centres. Those with single rabbits who wish to adopt can apply for funding to have their existing rabbit neutered, if they have passed a homecheck by a rescue and have suitable accomodation for 2 rabbits, so they can then adopt a partner for their rabbit. Funding will be paid directly to the owner’s vet.Rescues that have a crisis situation can also apply for support from the fund. We will pay towards vet fees for neutering and vaccinations. Funds again will be paid to the vet.We’ve already given out grants totalling over £5000 to rescues and to individuals, since the fund was launched in late November. We want more of you to apply, so that more single buns will have a partner, and space will be freed up in rescues so that they can take in more needy rabbits. We want to help rescues in need.Details of how to apply can be found here http://www.houserabbit.co.uk/?section=rescue.html
The RWAF has long supported the work of rescue centres and by the start of 2011 we had already raised over £12,000 which has been donated to UKrescues. We also support rescues by providing our educational leaflets free of charge and maintain a list of rescue centres. We are also currently undertaking a rescue survey where we hope to update the well known figure of 35,000 rabbits through rescue each year, which we think is very out of date now.
We are now pleased to announce the launch of the RWAF Rescue Fund, where we hope to make a difference to both rescue centres and rabbit owners, and of course most importantly, our favourite animals, rabbits themselves. For details of how we can help and to find out whether you or your rescue are eligable for help, please look at our website
We plan to highlight some of the rabbits that we have helped and may be looking for homes, so please do keep rescue centres in mind if you are thinking of getting a friend for your rabbit or adding rabbits to your family for the first time.
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