Posted on April 6, 2013
Why does the Rainbow Rabbits Retirement Home need our help?
This small British rescue centre for bunnies operates entirely on donations and this is some of the lovely outdoor accommodation they provide.
As you can imagine, looking after so many bunnies who have complex medical and dietary needs doesn't come cheap.
For example they spend over £1000 per month on vet bills. That's nearly $1500!
On top of that food can easily cost £150 per month
All of the bills such as electricity and petrol (for collecting new residents and vet trips) comes out of the pockets of Steve and Liz, the lovely husband and wife team who run Rainbow Rabbits.
This is what Liz and Steve say about how they chose the name Rainbow Rabbits:
There are two reasons behind this name. Firstly, many of our rabbits are extremely old or have life threatening illnesses which, unfortunately means they are close to the end of their lives. Many people believe that when rabbits die they go to a place called Rainbow Bridge, and we believe a large part of our job is making their journey there as peaceful and stress free as possible.
Secondly, Rainbow Bridge is described as a wonderful place where there is lush green grass, the sun is always shining and the bunnies there are always happy and pain free. We constantly strive to emulate these conditions for the rabbits in our care. Obviously we cannot make the sun shine for them every day, but we can provide them with warm, clean and dry living conditions, give them the best diet and medical attention, give them plenty of exercise and a chance to experience freedom, as well as providing a stimulating environment and companionship. We also do our utmost to keep them pain free and comfortable, and most importantly make sure they are loved and feel safe.
You can find out more by visiting their website at: http://www.rainbowrabbits.co.uk/
100% of your donation will go to help these special people help disabled and elderly bunnies have the best life possible for the rest of their life, no matter how long that may be.