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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

HRS Alumni picture in the News Journal!

Drayton, adopted from the shelter by one of our Volunteers had his picture in the paper Sunday! They did an article on pets dressed up for the Holiday. The caption mentions that he was adopted from The House Rabbit Society! Yay for Drayton!

Monday, December 9, 2013

A Snowy Day for Santa Pictures

A Huge THANK YOU to all of our volunteers that braved the weather Sunday to come in for Santa Pictures. You are all very much appreciated!
The weather was not as forecast yesterday. What was supposed to be about 1-2 inches of snow starting at 3:00 turned into 8 inches that started at 10:00. By then it was too late to cancel or postpone. We don't usually get snow this early in the year, so it was a surprise to us all! Next year we will plan a snow date, and post any updated here on the website.
There are still lots of good things in the store to purchase for your buns, so please stop in on a Saturday between 11:00 and 3:00. We have Bunny Grab Bags, lots of willow toys, Cottontail Cottages, Hay, Kibble, and really cool Loungers that are great hay racks for the larger buns, and beds for the smaller ones! Please stop in and get some presents for your buns and you can also purchase presents for a shelter resident too!
For people we have really nice rabbit Calendars, and some beautiful rabbit jewelry. There is also a great selection of home made soaps, and lip balms that were generously donated to the shelter by one of our Adopters. All proceeds directly benefit the shelter buns, and they make great gifts. We also had donated some beautify rabbits prints, that would be a great gift for the rabbit lover in your life, and for yourself. Hope to see you soon!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Hello, Fellow Bunny Lovers!

Because of your generous support, we continue our mission to rescue rabbits in need along with educating the public on proper house rabbit care. However, the depressed economy has hit our shelter very hard on several different fronts. We are very fortunate to have survived the recession due, in no small part, to your continued financial support. Understandably, donations have decreased, while at the same time more rabbits are in need of rescue. An alarming trend, of late, finds many rabbits being abandoned in the wild left to try to fend for themselves or left behind in a home or backyard hutch when their owners move. We recently participated in a very serious rescue effort involving more than 200 neglected rabbits from a "rescue" in MD. While we could only accept 14 of those rabbits, almost all of them required extensive medical intervention just to help them survive and rehabilitate in order to ready them for adoption. And, in just a few short months, we received 5 moms with their newborn babies. This, along with an across the board increase in rent, utilities, supplies (food, hay, litter, etc.) and medical expenses have rendered our bank account dangerously low. As we attempt to find new ways to raise income to support our mission, we find it necessary at this point, to send out a plea to our supporters, friends and adopters for help. Please consider sending a tax-deductible donation in any amount to assist us in our efforts on behalf of our rabbits. Please know that no donation is too small or that would not have a positive impact towards our financial situation. For example, a $10.00 donation will provide hay to feed our shelter bunnies for one week; $25.00 could supply an entire week's worth of pellets or almost a full week of veggies. Each and every donation matters and will be of great benefit to the bunnies!

Donations will gratefully be accepted through our Paypal button which can be found on our website ( or our blog, Good Hare Day ( Donations may also be mailed directly to our shelter at:

SEPA-DE House Rabbit Society
478 E. Ayre St.
Newport, DE 19804-2513

Checking with your employer to see if they offer matching funds will double the impact of your donation! Many employers also offer direct payroll deduction for charitable donations.

A donation acknowledgement and receipt will happily be provided!

We would also like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of our Annual Pictures With Santa, which will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2013, from Noon-3:00pm. Santa Claus has made time in his busy schedule to take pictures with your bunny! A second, non-Holiday, theme will also be available. There will be raffles and our popular Santa Sacks for sale. Our L.L. Bun store will be fully-stocked with bunny essentials, as well as Oxbow and Busy Bunny items. Complimentary refreshments will be available along with free nail trims for your bunny. We always enjoy visiting with our alumni & their families, so please consider joining us for this annual event! (Please email Joyce at for directions or if you have any questions).

Volunteers are always needed to help clean and feed our shelter bunnies, especially on Saturdays. For volunteer information, please contact Rachael Danton ( and she will be happy to assist you with questions or scheduling.

As 2013 winds down and we look forward to the beginning of a New Year, please remember to check our website and our blog for shelter news and new fundraisers. Your continued, generous support is vital to the future of our rescue efforts and we cannot do this without your help! Thank you!

As Always, With Deep Appreciation & Binkies,

The Bunnies of HRS and their Volunteers!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Updates on bunnies recently adopted from the shelter!

It is good to see Babs happy, in her litter box that she uses like a bed- here she is in her new home:

I just wanted to let you all know that Babs is doing well. Although she is still a little standoffish, she will let me scratch her head without batting at me! I know it will take some time to earn her trust. She is a very good girl when she is roaming around the house. She really likes the dining room area and hides out under the chairs, which is exactly where my other rabbit used to hang out.

Here is an update on The Fonz:
After a very short time we now have a very spoiled bunnie. As you can see he is getting and loving all the attention he can get. He is chattering his teeth on occasion when he is playing on the bed. He has head butted John when he would stop petting him, and will just crawl all over John and Aubrie when they are just letting him roam.

He is spending on average of 3-5 hours at a time out of his cage just roaming the room. He has not yet had an accident and will bounce into his cage, eat and use his litter box and then just jump out and continue his roaming.

He so far has been exposed to Romaine lettuce, fresh carrot tops, grapes, strawberry tops. Grapes and strawberries are not on his "like" list!

Here is an update on Beasley, now names Tundra:

Tundra's doing really well. His fur is beautiful now and he's been eating
regularly for the past few weeks. He seems to be completely settled in his
home finally. He's also turned into quite the little climber! His new
favorite activity is to jump on top of Coco's cage and stretch out while
grooming every inch of her towel while she stretches out in her bed inside
her cage

And here is a picture of Finly

And an update on Whinney

In celebration of Independence Day, we decided to give Whinney some freedom today. She has progressed amazing this week- she takes craisins from Holly, she allows us all to walk up to her to pet her, and she isn’t jumpy when we are around or when she hears normal everyday house noises. She likes when Holly reads to her and she allows us to sit in her pen with her and she walks around us, nudging us out of her way. She only uses her box, doesn’t go anywhere else.

We opened her pen and she immediately began to explore- she sniffed every corner of the two carpeted rooms, did some binky jumps, sped from one room to another with some kicks thrown in, and took a long afternoon nap in the corner.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Open House May 4th 12-3

We hope to see you at the shelter for Open house between 12-3 Saturday 5/4.
There are tons of really amazing raffles!  Be sure to check out the traffic warning for the exit near the shelter if it impacts your drive:

TRAFFIC ALERT - Route 141 Viaduct Project over Route 4 Will Require the Closure of Exit 4 on Route 141 Northbound & Lane Closure

Newport -- WHEN: 5 AM on Saturday, May 4 until Noon on Sunday, May 5, pending weather

WHERE: Exit 4/Route 141 northbound to Route 4/Newport Pike plus Route 141 northbound right lane closed between I-95 entrance ramp and Boxwood Road.

WHAT: DelDOT's contractor, Greggo & Ferrara, Inc., will be re-locating the temporary construction barrier.

Detour Route:

Route 141 northbound to Exit 5/Boxwood Road, turn left onto Boxwood Road, turn left
to Newport Gap Pike and access Route 4 eastbound and westbound to the Town of Newport.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Hanson and Mack were adopted a year ago. Here is an update from them:

Sunday is Easter! Turns out, it is also the boys' (Binx and Drako, AKA: Hanson and Mack) 1 year anniversary since we adopted them!! I thought it would be a good time to email you and let you know that they are doing wonderfully. They are anxiously awaiting an Easter basket full of goodies for them to play with!

They are certainly not the same little boys that we brought home a year ago. They have come out of their shells so much more than I ever could have expected. It's hard to believe they are the same bunnies. Binx craves pets every day. A couple weeks ago, I almost fell over because Drako seemed to be asking for pets too. It was surprising because, while Drako enjoys my company, he never really wanted to be pet. Sure enough, that was what he wanted, and he was in heaven. I guess he took notice of how much Binx enjoyed it, and figured he'd give it a try as well. Now, Drako regularly allows me to pet him.

The boys are happy as can be every day when they come out in their playpen/den attached to our bedroom. They get about 5 hours every day where they can go in and out of their condo as they please and practice their binkies. For Christmas, they got a maze from binkybunnyand they both go absolutely nutso as soon as I set it up. They also have a tunnel that they love to chase each other through.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Recent Shelter Cuteness

Georgia and Smores sharing a moment

The Trio, Georgia, CocoPuff, and Smores

Gulliver napping!  Shhh!