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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: 11/29/2016
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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

Bunny House Shelter bunnies would love to have "Cottontail Cottages" in which to play while they await their
forever homes. 

For a discounted price, you can donate
a Set of 2 Cottages to be shipped directly
to the Bunny House Shelter! 

Click on Cottontail Cottage, then choose Missouri House Rabbit Society, St. Louis
as your charity of choice. 
The bunnies thank you!
~ Attention Shoppers ~
3 ways to help bunnies just by shopping!
#1  - Visit our Bunny Shop

#2  - Amazon shoppers:
Use http://www.smileamazon.com/ and select House Rabbit Society of Missouri as your selected charity.  Amazon makes donations directly to the charities selected according to people's purchases.  You'll be earning a donation to MOHRS by simply shopping!

#3  - Visit our Buy to Benefit MOHRS page. 
The businesses listed donate to MOHRS, St. Louis or other bunny rescues.  Shop and help bunnies at the same time - how fun!  Click Buy to Benefit MOHRS  for info and links.

Click HERE for
"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 READ:  We have no more room to take unwanted rabbit/s.  This is the time of the year when schedules get very busy and the Holidays are just around the corner so life changes require commitments to change.  However, daily calls requesting us to take unwanted rabbits are clogging our hot-line.  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 do not have the same lifestyle as wild cottontails and they cannot interbreed, either.  A domestic rabbit is likely to quickly be killed horribly by a predator, get hit by a car, or die from parasites, weather, lack of food/water, etc.  These are domestic rabbits.  They are not descended from our cottontails.  They are not equipped to live in the wild.  They stand NO chance of survival.  Bunnies listed on Craig's List may become a human dinner, snake food, training bait for a dog, stuffed into an outside hutch, or turned into a child's toy.  Please think about your rabbit's safety and well-being.

We are happy to provide anyone with additional 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 isn't a way to make it easier for you to keep and care for your rabbit.  All of our educational information is free.







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!

- Arch Animal Hospital, The Shoppes at 7 Oaks,
  2951 Dougherty Ferry Rd., Valley Park, MO

- Butterly & Moon, 814 S. Main St., St. Charles, MO

- Creve Coeur Animal Hospital, 12550 Olive Blvd.,
  St.Louis, MO

- El Mel, 2139 1st Capitol Dr., St. Charles, MO

- Henry's Rabbit Ranch, 1107 Historic Old Rte 66,
  Staunton, IL

- Hope Animal Hospital, 300 Biltmore Dr. #130, Fenton, MO

- OK Hatchery, 115 E. Argonne Dr., Kirkwood, MO

- The White Rabbit, 9030 Manchester Rd., St. Louis, MO

- Westwood Automotive, 13458 Big Bend, Kirkwood, MO

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.







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

It's magical!  AmazonSmile donates a percentage of your purchase to us when you select House Rabbit Society of Missouri/St. Louis.

It costs you nothing. AmazonSmile just gives us something for your purchase. Cool!


National "Giving Tuedsay"
Tuesday, Nov. 29th

Also, tomorrow is national Giving Tuesday and we are in the approved list of charities you can choose for a donation  We just want you to know that we are a charity participant. https://www.givingtuesday.org/

A couple of our members have asked what methods to use for their year-end donations for tax purposes. One member donated an amount that was matched by his employer, which was wonderful.

1. You can use Paypal by clicking on any of the "Donate" buttons on our website. (Be sure to type that it is a DONATION.)

2. You can mail a check to us at:
Missouri House Rabbit Society
P.O. Box 6362
Chesterfield, Missouri
63006-6362
Include a note saying that it is a Donation, as well as your address.
You will want a receipt. If you don't automatically get one, contact Pat Daly: wdaly@sbcglobal.net

Thank you everyone!  Happy Holidays!