Come to our 14th annual shelter fundraiser extravaganza. Amazing basket silent auction with all kinds of new organic, cruelty-free, and natural gifts, goods, housewares and more. Check out our basket selection while strolling and enjoying a selection of local, gourmet, and vegetarian / vegan appetizer options, in addition to the brewery's own beer tasting selection and some local coffee options.
Our annual Hops For Hope party helps Midwest Rabbit Rescue raise funds for our rescued rabbits' care and shelter facilities, and brings awareness to the prevention of Easter rabbit sales by reminding all folks and supporters to opt for either PLUSH or CHOCOLATE rabbits instead.
The fun begins at 12:00 pm Sunday March 29, and runs until 3:00 pm, at Canton Brew Works in Canton, MI.
Come join us for a good time and help support Midwest Rabbit Rescue & Re-Home!
HOP to see you there! *Check out our previous baskets below and stay tuned for sneak previews!
... AND MORE!!!
We recently had a local pet-loving YouTuber apply for adoption at our shelter, and he went on to generously highlight our mission, our rescued buns, and our immediate fundraising needs in one of his recent YouTube videos.
We just wanted to say a big THANK YOU again to Tyler Rugge, for recently adopting MWRRR alum Olive, and a thank you also to his pet rabbits Olive and Desmond for making a really endearing educational video on applying to adopt a rabbit from us; talking about the weeks-long process of bonding with his existing rabbit, welcoming the new family member home, and how to look after both buns on a daily basis:
A myriad thanks to you Tyler and your buns Desmond and Olive, for highlighting the proper pet rabbit care education, and also giving Midwest Rabbit Rescue & Re-Home a much needed shout-out for donation requests. We couldn't do this without our community of supporters and volunteers, so THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
Plus Tyler's video is really cute, and his Pets channel on YouTube is super interesting and worth subscribing and watching here: YouTube.com/tylerrugge
Adopt don't shop, and choose chocolate or plush rabbits instead!!
Buy your 2019 Shelter Alumni Calendar!
Our 2019 calendar showcases our sponsoring families and adopted domestic pet rabbits, along with some of our rescued pet rabbits from the year.
Please purchase our calendar to help support our rescue efforts, helping pet rabbits and educating the public throughout the year. All our proceeds go toward helping our rescued rabbits.
Where to buy?
Click on the calendar image, or order directly from our online store here:
*Printer Christmas shipping deadline is December 17th. -- But you can still order calendars way after this date too!
About us: We place into forever homes rabbits that were abandoned, surrendered or abused. We provide housing, food & care for our rabbits at our rescue & adoption center. We are NO-KILL, and all volunteer-run. We're a Michigan licensed shelter, and a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit charity. All our proceeds go toward helping our rescued rabbits.
Thanks for your ongoing support!
*(Please note purchasing actual goods is usually NOT tax-deductible, but it does still greatly help the shelter raise important funds. Always consult your own tax professional service for any tax questions or tax advice in general).
This is Rylee's story. Rylee is a lucky bunny. Upon taking her in, we paid close to $500 but were able to provide her with dental specialist & medical care that gave her quality of life. She would have otherwise perished in a few weeks from starvation, or no doubt an infection, due to her broken teeth.
Once she is old enough, we will also pay $200+ for her spay, and any other veterinary health checks needed. Click below to read more about her story, and if you can please help us by donating, so we can continue to give bunnies like Rylee a second chance:
Donations are tax-deductible since we are a 501(c)3 registered nonprofit charity here in Michigan. Thank you for helping us continue rescuing and healing abandoned domestic pet rabbits like Rylee, we could not do this without your help.
Please consult your tax professional for any tax related questions.
Since receiving life-saving dental care and veterinary health checks totaling close to $500, she has fully rebounded and is looking healthy and happy these days: she eats normally after having her previously overgrown front teeth professionally removed; her coat is now soft, full and fluffy, and she is an alert and friendly young domestic rabbit with a sweet & curious personality, always seeking soft petting from caring volunteers nearby.
Once Rylee reaches full maturity age (usually 5 months old or more), the shelter will also pay to have her health checked again and then spayed by an expert rabbit veterinarian. Due to rising veterinary costs, our expense for spaying female rabbits now soars to over $200+ per female rabbit, so we are still asking our generous shelter supporters to please donate anything you can to help us cover Rylee's costs, and also so we can continue helping other pet bunnies like Rylee in the future.
Thank you to all generous humans and bunnies who have already donated!
You can donate securely here:
Check it out shelter supporters and bunny lovers! Our own hard-working volunteer and fundraising leader Carolyn Philpott, was recently nominated and chosen as a finalist in Small Pet Select's 2018 Rescue Heroes Contest!
Carolyn was originally nominated as an Individual hero along with our enterprising and devoted shelter manager (who is an absolute hero); and the shelter was nominated too in the org category -- however we're thrilled that SPS selected Carolyn as one of their 2018 rescue hero contest finalists, and it's clear to see why: she is a tireless fundraising leader, volunteer communicator, events organizer, and more... And in her words, she "does it all for the buns."
Carolyn has also been the leading force in our recent website redesign and launch, a herculean effort that frankly had most of us other volunteers cowering inside our own human-sized hidey-houses. She led the website effort fearlessly with help from our web-savvy volunteers, and is a proven hero for donating much of her daily and weekly time helping run a nonprofit charity animal rescue and keeping it afloat & thriving.
Please kindly join us in voting for Carolyn daily! Each unique email address can vote on a daily basis from Oct 22 - Nov 19 here at this web address link:
HOW TO VOTE:
1. Click on the above Small Pet Select 2018 Rescue Heroes Contest link.
2. Scroll down the page to read Carolyn's bio (in the Individual Nominees section); not required, but cool to read :)
3. Scroll all the way down the page, and enter your unique email address (one vote entry per email address per day).
4. Select CAROLYN PHILPOTT as the Individual Category Rescue Hero.
5. Select any organization of your choice as the Rescue Organization Category Hero. *(Midwest Rabbit Rescue was not selected as a nominee here, but you still MUST select 1 organization in order for your vote to count. Select any organization you like, there are a few pet bunny and critter organizations to choose from if you like ;)
6. Click on the "captcha" box to verify you are not a robot.
7. CLICK SUBMIT!
*** Don't forget to VOTE DAILY for Carolyn, and also for the overall nominated rescue org of your choice!!!
The winners in each category get a fundraising award of $3,500 to be given to the nonprofit animal rescue of their choice. Carolyn's rescue of course will be Midwest Rabbit Rescue & Re-Home, so let's help Carolyn win and vote for her daily with your email address!!
You can also ask supportive friends and family to help us vote daily with their own email addresses. They will not receive any additional emails from Small Pet Select unless they specifically choose to enroll in their communications.
Thank you, and happy daily voting! Woo-hoo! Go Carolyn!!
Thanks for stopping by our site! We're really excited to have a new space to share with you and provide more frequent updates on the shelter happenings. We've got 50+ bunnies looking for their forever homes right now and we could really use your support to continue to provide medical care, food and shelter.
Here are a few ways you can help:
1. Our Mixed Bag Designs fundraiser has great housewares, storage items, and vegan cruelty-free bags.
2. You can sponsor a bunny! You'll receive status updates on the bun of your choosing, and when he/she is adopted, your sponsorship will transfer to another
3. We are always looking for reliable volunteers to help with everything from cleaning to fundraising. Check out our volunteer application.
We had our Bunny Spa Day on Sunday, August 5, at Trust and Obey Dog Training. We'd like to thank Judi for graciously hosting us. We had lots of our supporters bring their buns in for grooming/haircuts, nail trims and a photo at the end. We couldn't have done it without your space. Thank you Judi!
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