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: 5/19/2018
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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.
A Bunny Who Refuses Food Is a Bunny In Crisis!   Click HERE to learn how to deal with this deadly situation.

If you have a bunny in your family and would like more information on rabbit care and behavior, please contact us to set up an orientation on rabbit care and behavior. 

We can promise you information you never knew.  Even bunny caregivers of 20 years have told us they learned a lot. 

These sessions are provided free on Mon - Thur evenings at 7pm and Saturdays/Sundays at 1pm, but appointments are needed.  

Have a bunny question?  E-mail us at mo_hrs@hotmail.com
Domestic rabbits lack the survival instincts wild rabbits use to fend for themselves. They become food for everything from raccoons and dogs to crows and hawks.  The "lucky" ones who don't get eaten, get run over by cars or die from heat, cold or disease. Please before getting a bunny - or abandoning one: Visit www.rabbit.org

If you absolutely will not keep your rabbit/rabbits, 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 cottontail rabbits 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 able 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 fighting dog, stuffed into an outside hutch and neglected, 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  

Again, if you absolutely can not keep your rabbit/rabbits, do the humane, responsible thing and take him/her/them to the Humane Society of Missouri, your local shelter or county animal control.
Urgent!  Your Help is Needed for Lola, Cammie, Lady Luck, Velvet and Black Silk!

UPDATE:  2-12-18
Lola has been adopted!!

Black Silk and Lady Luck are at the Bunny House waiting their their special furever home.

Lady Luck is going to require further treatment as the injury has an infection starting in her middle ear (inside the skull) on the missing ear side. 

Cammie had her spay surgery today (2-12-18) and the support pins from her front legs removed while she was under anesthesia.  We're really hoping those bones healed enough to be able to support her. !! 

Thank you to everyone who has helped them survive!!!

Lola a young Holland Lop, was surrendered with a severe leg injury to a shelter who called us.  After getting her in and x-rayed at Hope Animal Hospital in Fenton, it was discovered that the injured bone area was so badly infected that an amputation of her back leg was the only way to save her.  It was done.

Lady Luck came in just last night. Two young ladies were driving on Olive Boulevard in Olivette and saw a little white bunny weaving in and out of traffic. Then, it just collapsed in the middle of the busy road. The courageous young women picked up the bunny.  After failing to find any veterinarian willing to treat the rabbit, the ladies found us and walked into our shelter around 8 PM.  The left ear was torn off leaving a red and crusty open socket along with an open wound on her back.  Our Tuesday night volunteer crew jumped into action, setting up a comfortable cage for her and giving her pain medication and an antibiotic injection to help fight infection.  She was seen by Dr. Linda Beisswenger at Hope Animal Hospital first thing this morning.  No bones appeared to be broken but she will need surgery for the ear and wound on her back.  She's such a little lady, weighing only a bit over 2 lbs., that we named her Lady Luck as she was definitely lucky to have someone compassionate enough to rescue her and bring her to us.  With continued luck and support, we are optimistic that Lady Luck will do well through her surgeries and recovery. Photos show before and after surgery.

Black Velvet -

Sadly, we lost little Velvet.
Black Silk -

Silk's story is in the above update. Photo shows one of the Cuterebra (a bot fly maggot) found under her skin.