Rabbit Day 2010 was a huge success, and we’re thankful to all the hard work of the volunteers of the Triangle Rabbit Group and the other rescues. It was a wonderful turnout and we had a great time!
The ACR&S booth looked unusually professional, considering it was us that did it. Bonnie and Clyde are on the left, and Leo and Winnie are on the right!
Andrea and Leo pose for a picture. Leo is angry.
A view of the other booths and Dr. Dan’s table.
More pictures can be viewed in the Flickr set, located here. Thank you everyone that stopped by to wish us well! It was wonderful to see old adopters, new faces, and bunny lovers from all over the Triangle at our booths. Special thanks to Oxbow Animal Products, Phydeaux Pets, and Ursula Vernon for providing wonderful raffle prizes to help out our bunny friends.
All Creatures Rescue & Sanctuary is proud to announce their participation in 2010′s Rabbit Day! Rabbit Day is an educational event held in the Triangle area, geared towards showcasing adoptable rabbits, publicizing the rabbit overpopulation problem, and serving as a really awesome get-together from rabbit loving individuals from all over the state. We would invite anyone interested in meeting our bunnies (we’ll have Leo & Winnie, Charlemagne & Fauntleroy, and Bonnie & Clyde there for all to meet), fostering, learning more about us, donating a couple of dollars to the awesome raffle, voting in the bunny picture show, or watching bunnies being clicker trained to stop by!
Rabbit Day 2010 is being held at Animall, which is located in Cary Towne Center in Cary, NC.
Please be sure to visit the Rabbit Day 2010 homepage for more info:
First of all, let me take the time to thank you personally for all the support that you have already given us. Without our network of adopters, fosters, donors, and friends in general, what we do would be impossible. Regardless of how great our desire to rescue, without those who provide forever homes and help us in our efforts to get them there, we could accomplish nothing.
This past year has been a difficult one for everybody. The economy is uncertain, and in these uncertain times, most often the animals suffer for it. And the smallest souls often seem to suffer the most. We have received a record influx of requests for surrenders and cries from help from local shelter inundated with a population of small animals that has been unrivaled so far.
We would like to ask for your help. We at ACR&S have started a fundraiser in partnership with InsiderPages.com, and we’d like your help to make it successful. It’s an easy process:
1.) Go to our “fundraiser” website: http://www.insiderpages.com/fundraisers/All-Creatures-Rescue-Sanctuary-0906 Make SURE that you start from this site so that all your hard work can help us out!
2.) Click on the bright blue button on the right that says “Join This Fundraiser!”
3.) Register, and then login, and start reviewing local businesses. (NOT chains, like McDonald’s, but locally owned restaurants, your favorite vet, the nice mechanic down the street) As you review, the website will tell you how much money each review is generating for us!
By doing this, InsiderPages will donate money to ACR&S! Anybody anywhere in the country can participate. As long as they start from OUR page (in step 1), they can review places anywhere in the country! Our goal is to raise $1,000 to help bolster our vet fund. This year we’ve helped many sick animals, and have allowed many to come with us and ease their suffering in passing. Our average cost per animal is $250, and reaching our goal would mean assured vet care for four animals. Veterinary care is the biggest portion of our budget, and ALL donations we receive go to providing it.
How else can you help?
Pass it forward! Send this to people that you know that like animals (especially little ones!) and ask them to review a few places. Are you active on animal forums? Post our link! Each first review is worth up to $1.50 to us! If you get 10 friends to do 1 review each, you’ve donated $15 to our cause, and all by spending a few minutes of your time to tell people about your awesome doctor or mechanic or local shop, right in your living room. You can help your local businesses as well while helping us!
Thank you again, for all of your past and future support!
ACR&S is proud to participate in the Make Mine Chocolate project for the fourth year running!
For those of you who don’t know about MMC:
Each year, unwanted, former Easter rabbits fill local rabbit rescues and humane societies. The goal of the “Make Mine Chocolate!™” campaign is to break the cycle of acquisition and relinquishment by educating the public about the responsibilities involved in keeping a companion rabbit before a rabbit is brought home.
For the third year in a row, ACR&S is participating through a special Plush Pet Adoption Program. We encourage kids and their parents to “adopt” a plush toy bunny instead of buying a live rabbit. Each Plush Pet comes with a “care guide” and “adoption contract” aimed at teaching kids how to care for their new pet, a photo and story about a real rescued rabbit, and lots of great information from the House Rabbit Society including a copy of the House Rabbit Coloring Book. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of each kit goes to help the real live rabbits.
This year is extra special as the Plush Pet Adoption Program is being co-sponsored by the Wake County SPCA, located in Garner, NC, a partnership made possible by the organizational skills and grass-roots power of the good folks at the NC Triangle Area Rabbit Meetup group! The SPCA will be advertising the adoption kits for sale at their Adoption Center, with proceeds being split between the bunnies at the SPCA and those at ACR&S.
You can help participate in this program in one of two ways. First, make a donation to help us create more adoption kits! We need donations of new or gently loved plush toy bunnies, the more realistic the better (natural colors). We need cash donations to help pay for printing all of the kit paperwork – send us a check or donate via PayPal! Finally, we need new, unopened boxes of crayons (8 or 16 pack preferred) – and if you find a source for 10 or 15 cent packs, please let us know!
The second way you can help is to buy adoption kits for the children in your life! The kits will be available at the SPCA gift shop, and also available on-line through our Petfinder page.
Thanks to everyone who has worked so hard to launch this program and support the Make Mine Chocolate movement!
Friday: Pictures of many of our current MMC Plush “Adoptables”. Coming Next Week: The role of special-needs animals in rescue.