Saving Bunnies Everywhere: the Columbus House Rabbit Society
By Tom Seest
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The Columbus House Rabbit Society was founded in 1997 and is a nonprofit organization that supports rabbit welfare and education. As a former intern with the organization, Cara Haughey learned about animal welfare issues and developed skills in nonprofit marketing and development. She has been an advocate for animal welfare for many years and is the proud mom of two rescue dogs.
Table Of Contents
- Can Chocolate Replace Live Rabbits? Make Mine Chocolate Campaign Explained
- Midwest Rabbit Lovers Unite: What Happens at Bunfest?
- Uncovering the Secrets of Beverly May and the Columbus House Rabbit Society
- How Pat Barron is Helping the Columbus House Rabbit Society
- Uncovering Shannon Morrison’s Rabbit Rescue Mission
The Make Mine Chocolate campaign asks consumers to skip buying live rabbits during Easter and replace them with chocolate bunnies. The campaign hopes to make rabbits less attractive and to raise awareness of their importance as a part of the Easter celebration. Sadly, live rabbits are not always well-disposed of, and many end up in shelters or are “set free” outside, where they are killed by children or other pets. To help end this tragic cycle, the Columbus House Rabbit Society has launched the Make Mine Chocolate campaign. It is now reaching national attention.
If you would like a live rabbit, consider adopting one from a rescue or shelter. The Columbus House Rabbit Society has a web page with information on rabbit adoption. They also have a flyer that you can download and hang in your home.
Another way to raise awareness about rabbits is to write a letter to the editor. The letter to the editor section of newspapers is one of the most widely read sections. You can write a letter about the importance of rabbit adoption and care. Likewise, you can use social media sites to spread the word. You can also sponsor a needy bunny.
If you’re considering adopting a pet rabbit, it’s important to understand the commitment that it requires. Rabbits are notoriously difficult to care for. They require a significant amount of care, and children often become bored of them after a short period. Many of these animals end up being discarded in the wild or at local humane societies.
The Ohio House Rabbit Society’s Midwest BunFest event is a great place to learn about bunny pet care and meet other bunny owners. The event features raffles, auctions, food, and vendors. You can even bring your pet rabbit with you to enjoy the lounge area, Bunny Spa, and more.
Midwest BunFest is an annual event that promotes responsible rabbit ownership. The Columbus House Rabbit Society is a member-run rescue and adoption center. The organization’s mission is to help rescued rabbits find loving homes and learn more about rabbit care. The organization provides education about rabbit care, educational resources, and programming to educate rabbit owners.
The Ohio House Rabbit Society’s adoption center is located at 5485 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio House Rabbit Society also partners with other rescue groups, including Columbus Humane and Pittsburgh Humane. They also participate in national events, including Midwest BunFest in Washington, D.C.
Hotel reservations for Midwest BunFest 2022 are open. Early bird registration ends on October 17, but after the event, hotel reservations will open. After the event, hotel reservations will be available online. The convention is open October 12-17. For more information, visit the website. It’s a must-attend event for rabbit lovers of all kinds.
Beverly May, the founder of the Columbus House Rabbit Society, is an accomplished educator and former teacher. She currently serves as the treasurer and CFO of a non-profit teaching organization, the Teaching & Learning Collaborative. She has been raising rabbits for 20 years and saw a need for a nonprofit rabbit rescue organization. Beverly is also the owner of one of OHRR’s largest foster homes, which is a wonderful opportunity to help rescue rabbits.
The organization’s mission is to save abused, abandoned and abused rabbits from an outdoor life. It provides education on rabbit care and runs a rabbit adoption center and rescue. The shelter is located at 5485 N. High St., Worthington, Ohio, and is open from 12 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Pat Barron, president of the board of the Columbus House Rabbit Society, says the organization relies heavily on foster homes to care for the animals. The organization is based in a 4,073-square-foot building that houses 18 rooms. The rescue first began as a group of “foster parents” who took in rabbits from people who were unable to keep them. Since then, it has become a nonprofit organization.
Pat Barron has a unique background in the world of rabbits. Previously, she served as the director of the Teaching & Learning Collaborative, the predecessor of the Science & Mathematics Network, where she focused on professional development in science for educators. She has also worked in corporate development and grant writing. She is a long-time member of the Columbus House Rabbit Society and has been actively involved in the organization since its inception.
The Ohio House Rabbit Society’s main focus is to rescue and place rabbits in homes. The rescue operates an adoption center at 5485 N. High Street in Columbus. It also has a Hop Shop where bunny lovers can purchase rabbit supplies, hay, and healthy food for their rabbits. The society relies on grants and donations to keep the shelter open and functioning. In addition, the rescue volunteers continue to care for the rabbits. However, it is no longer accepting new volunteers at this time.
Shannon Morrison, the Race Director for the COLUMBUS House Rabbit Society, has been involved with rabbits for over ten years. She has three rabbits of her own and wants to combine her love of running with her passion for rabbits. She is also a student completing a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Education.
Shannon Morrison, COLUMBUS House Rabbit Society spokesperson, has over ten years of experience working with rabbits and has adopted four over the years. She is also a volunteer for the Capital Area Humane Society. She fosters rabbits and does educational events. Shannon is also a mother of one rescued English Bulldog named Arvin.
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