Posts tagged animal sanctuaries

Check out — a wonderful resource for friends of hopping friends

The more I learn about the massive undertaking to move the UVic rabbits from the campus on Vancouver Island to sanctuaries on the Island and south to Texas, the more I am in awe of volunteers who have had to put their lives on hold to help these precious creatures.  Furthermore, I’m learning so much about rabbits along the way.  During my conversations with TRACS for Texas-bound Bunnies volunteer Sorelle Saidman, I learned that she maintains a wonderful online forum on rabbits and rabbit rescue called

At this forum, you can track the ongoing progress of the UVic bunnies.  But even more fun is the rabbit and hat photo contest.  What a great idea!

(Photo left:  Barley the rabbit at the Richmond Animal Shelter)


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UVic Bunnies get a lift from TRACS through Richmond

The Richmond Review reported on Saturday the UVic Bunnies made a pit stop in Steveston, Richmond BC.  See the article here.   Currently, the rescue group, TRACS, is assisting the bunnies through the spay/neuter process and trip to Texas.

The UVic bunnies have had a perilous outlook for years as rescue groups work to save them from the University’s botched policies to manage the population!

Several groups are working transport the rabbits to sanctuaries in BC and in Texas.  Most notably, Fur-bearers Defenders has raised $50,000 towards this effort.

Once the rabbits arrive in Texas, they will live at Wild Rose Rescue Ranch which houses both domestic and wild animals for a lifetime.

Furthermore, some animals will go to sanctuaries in BC with the assistance of Earthanimal Humane Education and Rescue Society (EARS), Rabbit Advocacy of BC,  the Rabbitat Rescue Sanctuary and RestQ Animal Sanctuary.

See this article by Best Friends Society.

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