December 3, 2022

Pets

pets keep it coming

Meet Iowa’s only rescue for pet rabbits, A Home for EveryBunny

5 min read

Diana Ford invested her Easter Sunday with a headlamp, a shovel and a determination to save a family members of baby bunnies stuck underneath someone’s deck.

She’s among the network of Iowans who donate their time to operating the state’s only rescue targeted just on rabbits, A Home for EveryBunny. The nonprofit is preparing to celebrate five a long time of growth — and more than 500 bunnies saved — on Sunday. 

But the corporation has other preparations to do, also.

The technique of summer months also provides the annually write-up-Easter influx of unwelcome rabbits. A several months after the holiday getaway that frequently drives pet store sales, Ford mentioned, is when “the cuteness factor has worn off and persons notice they are not uncomplicated pets.”

In 2017, Ford and the nonprofit’s founders expected to acquire in 10 rabbits a 12 months. Now the corporation run entirely by volunteers takes about 100 yearly, with a ready listing for foster homes that constantly tops 30 rabbits at any given time. Ford life in Coralville, but the nonprofit has no physical household, as an alternative relying on a statewide community of foster families to care for rabbits.