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: 4/16/2018
Click HERE for valuable info on rabbits and to locate a House Rabbit Society chapter in your area.

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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.

Cammie arrived on Monday from southern Missouri after a lady witnessed her being tossed out of an apartment window.  She picked her up and met one of our rescuers who brought her the rest of the way to us.  Both front legs are so severely broken that she sits on her back legs to support herself.  Specialized surgery with metal plates is required to hold the bones together (rabbit bones are extremely fragile).  One front leg actually has a second broken area as can be seen in the photo by the twisted paw.
This surgery alone will be over $3,000 and is being scheduled.  It can't wait.   Photos show Cammie with two broken front legs, x-rays and Cammie now.. Cammie will need on-going care and an additional surgery to remove the specialized splint holding her bones together on each side of her body. 

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.
Ready, Set, Go for the May 12 Tortoise & Hare 5K!

You can still get a FREE Race tee if you register by midnight Friday, April 20. Tee shirts are available in youth sizes small to large and in adult sizes small to 4xl.

It finally feels like spring! What better way to enjoy it than with a run, walk or stroll with your children and dogs in beautiful Route 66 State Park in Eureka, Mo. Register now for our 5K on Saturday, May 12. Event start time is 9am.

Register online: https://racesonline.com/events/tortoise-and-hare-5k. Adult fee is $25 if you register before April 28, plus $3 to register online. Youth, under 18 on race day: $20, plus $3. If you wait until after April 28 to register, you will pay $5 more.

You may also register at The Bunny House or via mail. Email Jaime Martin at jaimemartin1977@gmail.com and she will send an attachment you can fill out and mail in.  She will send you an email confirmation when she receives your registration form. If you do not receive it, tell Jaime at jaimemartin1977@gmail.com

Park Website/map: https://mostateparks.com/park/route-66-state-park
Park Address: 97 N. Outer Road, Eureka, Mo.
Arrive at the Forest Shelter. The race begins at 9:00am and the park is very big so give yourself extra time that morning. It will take you about 15 minutes to get to the race start after exiting I-44.

Registration is 8:15 to 8:45am for those who would like to wait to register until race day. Fees for same day registration are $35 for adults and $30 for children under 18.
There are separate trails for runners and walkers. Runners will do a 5K, walkers will do 1 mile. Dogs and strollers must use the walk trail.
Dogs must be friendly and leashed. Proof of vaccination must be available.
Awards presented for overall male & female, and the top male & female in many age groups.
Participants are encouraged to dress as a turtle, tortoise, rabbit or hare.