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Areas Michigan Rabbit Rescue Serves

We are a team of volunteers who assembled ten years ago to fight for the protection and healthy breeding of rabbits. Today we have members around the state, helping us provide a safe and healthy environment for thousands of rescued rabbits and animals.

Why Should You Adopt?

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We need the right support for the stay and abused animals so they can find the right company.
Kathleen R Starns
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It has been an amazing experience being a part of such a loving and caring community.
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Having a rabbit at home is such a joyful and calming feeling. I never expected to be a mother to five rabbits today.
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What are the Reasons to Rescue a Rabbit?

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Dogs are considered the most interactive and loving pet, which indeed they are. But all other animals also have the ability to love you when you know how to care for them. Every animal will have a different way of receiving love and expressing it. Rabbits are the cute beings brought to the discussion here. These squishy, furry animals have a lot to offer as a pet, but many of them are left to roam on the streets and groves, allowing them no peaceful way to live their life. If you plan to rescue or adopt an animal and overlook the possibility of getting a rabbit off the street, you must reconsider. It isn’t just their cuteness that adds up to give you a good time. Let us look at a few reasons to rescue and pet a rabbit.

1.      Fast Bonding

Bunnies easily bond with their owners, helping you have a great time with your pet. All owners will have had a happy experience with the animals, and they offer the same level of fun as dogs and cats. Rabbits will recognize you by both their sight and hearing ability, and they will come to you on command. They will run around the house following the owners and will also jump on their laps as soon as they are called.

2.      Quiet Beings

What better do you need from a pet if you are a lover of peace and some silence? Also, if your neighbors have an issue with loud pets, the rabbit is the best option. For thin walls, these cute animals are the ideal choice, putting you in no trouble. Your nights will be as peaceful as you want it because bunnies are night sleepers.

No Much Space Required

3.      No Much Space Required

Unlike the other pets, you wouldn’t need to find a huge space to accommodate bunnies. If you are running a shelter for animals, rabbits will give you much-needed tranquility. This cuddly pet doesn’t demand much room, allowing you to house more than one bunny in a cage.

4.      Rabbits Can Be Easily Trained

Bunnies are not known just for their cute appearance but also for their ability to follow your instructions. You can quickly train them to run through obstacle courses and use a litter box. Using positive reinforcement is the ideal way of making them do the right thing. All their good practices need to be rewarded with excellent treats, encouraging them to do the same again.

Rabbit is a Long-Living Animal

5.      Rabbit is a Long-Living Animal

Although their life expectancy cannot be compared to the homo-sapiens, rabbits are fairly long-lived and can be your pet for quite some time. If they are taken care of by housing them indoors, rabbits can live up to 12 years.

6.      Clean Pet

One of the most incredible benefits of choosing a rabbit as a pet is that it can be easily groomed to stay clean always. Although they poop frequently and can go around doing it all over your house, you can instill within them the habit of excreting only in the litter box by training the right way. You can also brush them regularly without taking up much of your time to keep the long-haired rabbits clean.

How to Start an Animal Rescue

Every animal rescue aims to bring all the animal lovers together to work towards saving every last struggling pet on the streets. Stray dogs and cats to rabbits are being rescued all across the globe. It is the most humane thing to do in these times of violence and chaos. Spreading love through your pet is the best way to receive love. You can be a part of such a non-profit organization and help in their services, but you can do more. If you wish to start an animal rescue, you must be able to keep aside some time and energy to handle all the organization’s activities. With so many pets at your place, you will need trainers or caretakers to tame all the animals. Let us look at the various steps to adopt to start an animal rescue.

1.      Research and Planning

Most people will rush through this step to get straight ahead to the excitement of executing the plan. However, without proper research and preliminary planning, there wouldn’t be anything solid, to begin with. Knowing the business is important; make sure you understand the basics before jumping right into laying the foundations. Several issues are likely to hinder the process, making it harder for you to complete the project. Learning about the community’s problems, attending conferences, and contacting other similar organizations can help you gain a better picture of what goes in animal rescue. Since your organization has the caliber to grow beyond the heights achieved by others, you need to invest time into creating inspiration for the aspirants.

Have a Mission Statement

2.      Have a Mission Statement

When articulating the mission behind starting such an organization, you must try to be unique with your diction, positive, brief, and action-oriented. This would be the groundwork for your entire project, meaning you always have to stay true to it.

3.      Goals are Everything

Goals aren’t the same as your mission statement. While the latter is what you want to achieve, the former is each step to that landing on the top. Making your goals concrete is crucial in order to make them look achievable in the long run. Writing them down is the ideal way of registering these ideas in your mind. Gauging your progress will always be easier when you have set goals. Long-range targets have to be listed down first and write the most present and easily achievable ones to the end. Starting from the bottom of the list to work towards the top is the challenge you have to take.

 

4.      Board of Directors

The next thing you have to do is establish a board of directors. The members of the board direct and administer the entire process of rescuing and caring for the animals. You must choose each member wisely so that no decision later leads to remorse. Also, you must figure out ways to prevent problems before they arise. All this will be possible only with a strong team of limited members. Each person’s commitment and ability to bring resources are two factors to consider during selection.

Once you are done with these basic steps, obtain a 501©(3) non-profit status, set up a name, budget, and an accounting system for your organization, and advertise your services after defining standards and policies.

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