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Missouri House Rabbit Society - St. Louis
P.O. Box 6362, Chesterfield, Missouri 63006-6362, USA    Phone: 314-995-1457    Email:  mo_hrs@hotmail.com  
This site last updated: 12/9/2016
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HRS is a 501 (c3) all-volunteer, non-profit organization with a dual purpose of rescue and education. Donations are tax - deductible.
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URGENT!  The bunnies need you to sign these petitions immediately! 
Stop cruelty at "Pel-Freez" - the largest rabbit slaughterhouse in the nation. 
We suggest you do not look at the photos, just sign the petition.
Your signature could lessen the intentionally caused suffering of rabbits destined for the dinner table or fur market. 
Please do this NOW!  Sign petition to Stop Horrific Cruelty at Pel-Freez   
Want a bunny to love?
Do NOT go to a pet  or farm supply store or breeder! 
Call us: 314-995-1457 or email us an Adoption Questionnaire. 

Buying animals from pet stores or breeders adds to the tragedy of pet overpopulation.  Instead of buying a bunny, check out our adorable buns available for adoption!  We have all sizes and all ages.  Be sure to check out our awesome bigger buns too!




Bunnies  Adoptable
~  End of the Year Donation Opportunity  ~

We are doing an end of the year "Tilt" campaign for anyone who would like to make a donation before the end of 2016.

Now is a good time to get in that tax deductible donation. All donations receive immediate tax receipts. 
The link is: http://tilt.tc/A8SX?s=wb&u=jgioia

The bunnies thank you!

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"Happenings"
Our newsletter with bunny tips and fun stuff!
A Bunny Who Refuses Food Is A Bunny In Crisis!        Click HERE to learn how to deal with this deadly situation.
Your help is needed immediately! - Say NO to HB 1969!   Click link below to easily send message to your representatives. Jefferson City is looking at a horrible bill called HB 1969 which would leave abused/neglected animals WITH the abusers rather than allowing them to be placed with rescues during the disposition trial.  If the owner was abusing the animals in the first place, what sense would it make, and how could you help the suffering animal, if it was left with the abuser during the months it might take to come to trial?  The Humane Society of MO link below is an extremely easy way to send your message to your reps that you are
AGAINST HB 1969. http://member.hsmo.org/site/MessageViewer?current=true&em_id=21085.0
Pictured are Blossom & Petunia, from the 2009 Stone Co. confiscation.  At that time, they were destined to be slaughtered for meat and fur.  They would've suffered horribly.  They are now safe and much loved.  However, there are many others not so blessed who need you to sign this petition immediately, then share it with others.
Have the Wild Bunnies in Your Yard Really Been Abandoned?

Click HERE for help.
Have the Wild Bunnies in Your Yard Really Been Abandoned?

Mother cottontails stay away from the nest so they don't attract predators to their babies.  Mom will normally nurse the babies twice a day around dusk and dawn when the least amount of predators are around.  Do not disturb the nest.

You can check to see if mom is returning by putting several strings across the nest in a tic-tac-toe sort of pattern and then checking it the next day.  If the strings have been moved, then mom is coming back.  She scratches away the covering of the nest while hovering over it and looking like she's just eating grass to fool anyone watching.  The babies nurse from underneath.  She then scratches the covering back over the nest and nonchalantly continues grazing as she moves further away from the nest; again to fool any predator watching.  She doesn't know how to put the strings back into place properly so they'll be all messed up.

You can also tell if mom has been there (if it's necessary to handle the babies,) by looking at their tummies.  If they are wrinkled and empty looking, mom has been lost to a predator or a car, etc.  She normally would not desert her babies.   If the tummies are rounded, then she's still around somewhere.   If the tummies are rounded and you have handled the babies, you can put one tiny drop of vanilla or cologne on their foreheads to confuse the human scent.  If you put too much then the predators and ants will smell them. Baby bunnies have no scent to attract either.  Baby bunnies are normally in the nest for about 4 weeks before going off on their own.

If mother rabbit does not return, do NOT attempt to make them pets. They have different needs than domestic rabbits and generally die in captivity.  Take the babies to Wildlife Rehab Clinic. They have moved to High Ridge at 1864 Little Brennan Road, phone: 636-677-3670.   They have a  good cottontail survival rate. Website: http://www.wildliferehabclinic.com/
New bunny parent? We want to help with adjustment problems you may be having. Email: wdaly@sbcglobal.net  Type HELP in the subject line.
We all had questions/problems when we became bunny parents and we are happy to help you with yours. Don't be shy, let us know how we can help!
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READWe have no more room to take unwanted rabbit/s.  However, we are happy to provide anyone with information on how to make things easier in taking care of your rabbit. There are many ways to do this so please check with us to see if there is a way to make it easier for you to keep and care for your rabbit.  All of our educational information is free.

We do not take sick or chronically ill bunnies in need of veterinarian care because we do not have the funds, in-house expertise or a staff that can care for ill rabbits.  We are not a "sanctuary" facility.  Please consider the care-giving commitment you made to the bunny when you acquired, rescued or purchased him/her.  Your furry dependents need you to honor your commitment to them.

If you absolutely will not keep your rabbit(s,) please take him/her/them to the Humane Society of Missouri or local shelter or county animal control. Please do not release them into the wild. They are not the same as wild cottontails and will NOT survive.   Your domestic rabbit will quickly be killed horribly by a predator, be run over by a car, or die from parasites, weather, lack of food/water, etc. These are domestic rabbits.  They are not descended from wild rabbits and are NOT equipped to live in the wild.  They stand NO chance of survival. 

Bunnies advertised as "free to good home" or listed on places like Craig's List will likely become a human dinner, snake food, training bait for a dog, stuffed into an outside hutch, or turned into a child's toy (not in a good way).  Please think about your rabbit's safety and well-being.   Contact us for info on how to make caring for your bunny easier and fun!  314-995-1457  mo_hrs@hotmail.com  







Missouri House Rabbit Society - St. Louis
P.O. Box 6362, Chesterfield, Missouri 63006-6362, USA   
Phone: 314-995-1457   
Email:  mo_hrs@hotmail.com  
2017 Rabbit Rescue Calendars Are Here!
(Includes educational info and coupons!)
Purchase calendars through our Bunny Shop, at our Bunny House Shelter or any of the businesses listed below.  Calendars purchased "in person" are only $12 each!  Non-profit organizations: Contact Susan mo_hrs@hotmail.com to sell these calendars as a fundraiser for your group!  International buyers: Contact Susan mo_hrs@hotmail.com to place orders.

- Arch Animal Hospital, The Shoppes at 7 Oaks,             - Butterly & Moon, 814 S. Main St., St. Charles, MO
  2951 Dougherty Ferry Rd., Valley Park, MO

- Creve Coeur Animal Hospital, 12550 Olive Blvd.,        - El Mel, 2139 1st Capitol Dr., St. Charles, MO
  St.Louis, MO

- Henry's Rabbit Ranch, 1107 Historic Old Rte 66,           - Hope Animal Hospital, 300 Biltmore Dr. #130, Fenton, MO
  Staunton, IL

- OK Hatchery, 115 E. Argonne Dr., Kirkwood, MO           - The White Rabbit, 9030 Manchester Rd., St. Louis, MO

- Westwood Automotive, 13458 Big Bend, Kirkwood, MO

ATTENTION - AMAZON SHOPPERS!
You can help the bunnies at no charge to you, while shopping on Amazon!
Please use this AmazonSmile link to get to Amazon: smile.amazon.com/ch/43-1850628
Select House Rabbit Society of Missouri/St. Louis as your charity.
We are offering a LOCAL prize raffle between now and December 18th.  Donation for tickets suggested at $2 each, 
6 for $10, or 14 for $20.  Tickets available at either our Bunny House shelter store or via our Online Bunny Shop.
  
First name and last initial along with the number of tickets requested will be listed on our website so that you will know your name has been entered in the drawing. To check if we have added your tickets to the drawing, click HERE.  Give us a day or so to get your name on, then if you don't see it, contact us mo_hrs@hotmail.com .  We don't want to accidentally leave anyone out! 

Winner will be contacted via the e-mail address PayPal has.  However, if for some reason you need us to contact you by phone, send your name, phone number etc. to  mo_hrs@hotmail.comMembership in MO HRS not required for participation in prize drawing. ALL proceeds go directly to help the foster bunnies in our care.

Drawing will be done publicly and video taped on Sunday, Dec.18 at 1pm with video posted on our Face Book site.  Winner may pick up the cookie jar at our shelter store or it can be delivered free on Dec.19th/20th if winner is within 50 miles of our shelter/adoption center in Fenton, MO.  
New Bunny Jewelry in our Bunny Shop!
Go to Bunny Shop and click on "Jewelry" category. Perfect gifts for bunny lovers!  Don't miss the enameled white, gold & rhinestone bunny earrings and the Antiqued Brass bunny pendant necklace!