We are bunny lovers working together to help educate people about bunnies. Together we can help stop bunnies from being dumped in parks, golf courses and neighborhoods all across the country. We have done a lot of great things here in Las Vegas to help our bunny dumpsite problem. Listed below our some of the things you can do to start to help clean up the rabbit problems in your city.
- One of the first things you need to do is to research your current animal ordinances in your jurisdiction(s). Here in our city, it is Las Vegas CIty, Las Vegas County and Henderson that we have worked hard to change the current spay and neuter laws to include rabbits. If rabbits aren't required to be spay and neutered before sale or adoption, that should be your goal to change it. Talk to political people in your city who are animal lovers and stress the importance of spay and neuter laws to help stop the dumping of rabbits. Take them a young, irresistible baby bunny and explain that it cost approximately $200-$400 to spay or neuter a bunny, so pet stores and feed stores selling them cheap is a sort of false advertising. Also, pet stores and feed stores, in general, offer little to no education, which is usually disastrous for the bunnies. The 2 main reasons we currently have bunny dumpsites in Las Vegas is 1, there are no low-cost public spay or neuter facilities for rabbit and 2, our animal control doesn't currently do anything to stop the out of control "illegal" internet backyard breeders on Craigslist, etc.
- Open a Facebook page. You will want to set up fundraising like GoFundMe, Paypal, Amazon links and maybe an account with a feed store in your area. There are many items you will always need but exercise pens (x-pens) are critical to any rabbit rescue.
- Open a mailchimp account so that you can make links to share and recruit volunteers to help you with your mission. See our volunteer page here. https://bunniesmatter.org/volunteers/
Bunnies Matter is different from most bunny rescue assistance type groups in that all of our amazing volunteers contribute their time AND money to help these bunnies. This is a grassroots effort and as a group, we cannot solely rely upon or wait on outside donations to help all the bunnies in Las Vegas because we cannot stop helping them even if we don't have the donations. Unfortunately, there are still bunny dumpsites all over Vegas today but we are working on solving that problem everyday. #missionimpossible is our goal.
THE BEST WAY TO CONTACT US IS BY EMAIL OR TEXT
LasVegasBunniesMatter@gmail.com or text at (562) 373-5376
If you call us, it will probably go to voicemail and we will get back to you later.