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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.
P.O. Box 6362, Chesterfield, Missouri 63006-6362, USA    Phone: 314-995-1457    Email:  
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     This page was last updated: August 6, 2014

Update on rescue of freezing adult and baby bunnies in Caseyville, Illinois. 
At the March hearing it was determined to delay the final hearing until April 3rd.  Yesterday all of the rabbits (and chickens) were released into the custody of the House Rabbit Society of Missouri.  The chickens (which were being cared for by a volunteer in Illinois) will be going to a permanent home waiting for them.  The bunnies all need adoptive homes.

Basically, the breeder received a slap on the hand with a $500 dollar fine to the city of Caseyville and 20 hours of community service.  Not one dime was collected for the over $5000 we have spent on the medical and daily care of these rabbits.  A pretty typical outcome when it comes to animal abuse regarding rabbits.

If you would like to donate to help with their care, please do so via our Paypal "Donate" button or by sending a tax deductible donation to our P.O. Box address (at top of this page). Donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes. Anyone interested in adoption, please submit an Adoption Application.  Thank you!

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Great Ideas from a volunteer.  Thanks Vicki!
  I wanted to share this picture with you in hopes you might add it to your website or newsletter, to remind people to water the outdoor bunnies during the hot summer months or even year round.  I removed the top of my birdbath and placed it on the ground so birds and rabbits could both get a drink.  I am amazed how many bunnies come to get a drink.
I also throw out apples for them in the summer and provide them with hay in the winter and enjoy seeing my outdoor bunnies everyday.    

Summer Heat Hazards for Rabbits!

Rabbits can not sweat.  The only way they have to release heat is from the large veins in their ears.  Be VERY careful about exposing rabbits to heat outside, in your home, car etc.  If you must transport your bunny in hot weather, put ice packs in the pet carrier with bunny to help keep cool during trip.    Bunnies quickly die from overheating.

Inside, move bunny crates away from windows and direct sunlight.  Keep bunny in a cooler room.  A room temperature of 80 degrees or above is dangerous for rabbits.  If your A/C breaks down, move bunny to safe, cool, dry basement area until repairs are complete.  If not possible, repeatedly put cold water on your bunny's ears, making sure it doesn't run down into the ear canal.   Have frozen bottles of water ready for this emergency. Put them in with bunny as some rabbits will lie next to the bottles or will straddle them trying to cool down.  You will also need to take his/her temperature periodically and make sure it remains in normal range. HRS can teach you how to do this safely. Email  or call 314-995-1457 for info.

Another option is to call your bunny vet or HRS to inquire about boarding your bunny in a safer environment until the dangerous situation is over.  Click HERE for our veterinarian page to inquire about emergency boarding.  Email  or call 314-995-1457 to inquire about emergency boarding with HRS.
Additional important information from HRS National:

Warm weather concerns :
Fly Strike -  a life threatening situation:
One of the many reasons rabbits should be "houserabbits", but even bunnies who never go outside can have this happen.  All it takes is one fly to get inside your house. Learn how to prevent it:
Foods suggested for a healthy bunny:                                                     
What's next?  Our other most popular companion animals: dogs and cats?  This is a very serious situation.
Once a business venture starts rolling, it's very hard to stop it.  This needs to be stopped now while it is still a "pilot program".  Missouri is one of the states included in the pilot program. Please let Whole Foods know you will NOT stand by while this happens. Tell Whole Foods to STOP NOW! (Remember the saying - all that's needed for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.)

Email Whole Foods directly:
Ways you can help stop this horror:
Specific plans being made and how you can help:

Please share this info on Facebook, Twitter, BunSpace, Pinterest, other social media sites, emails, your own blog, put up signs...anything you can, anywhere and everywhere!  The animals need us NOW!
News from National House Rabbit Society: 
Whole Foods Sells Rabbit Meat!
Rabbits are the third most popular furry pet in the United States today. Despite their elevated status as cherished pets and widespread recognition that rabbits are intelligent sensitive creatures, Whole Foods Market has launched a pilot program of killing bunnies and selling their carcasses. Please join us in expressing our horror at this barbaric exploitation of these beloved companion animals. Check with your local House Rabbit Society chapter and online
at for information on days of action, petitions and other ways in which you can participate and promote the welfare of our special furry friends.