We had a special surprise announcement at Bunnyfest on Sunday! Live by Skype, we learned that GA HRS has been chosen to be one of the first six episodes of a reality concept show named Animal House www.animalhouse.tv Rebecca Rodriquez and Alycia Barlow Hadfield are the creators and producers of the show and they both have a huge love for all animals and film. They put their two passions together and came up with this show concept with the tag line – Helping the people who help the animals. The show is modeled after the reality show “Extreme Makeover, Home Edition “and the plan is they will come in and give our Rabbit Center a much needed remodel, expansion and other perks, however the most important thing is the National spotlight that will happen for rescued rabbits! This show and the resulting publicity around it can make the difference in thousands of rabbit’s lives! At this point we are not sure of all that will happen and we are just trying to absorb the enormity of it all. Rebecca and Alycia also want to do many different type of rabbit education PSA’s and also intend to incorporate rabbit rescue habitats and programs in other cities where they go in and remodel/rebuild various rescues- they have picked the first six shows and now have the support to do thirteen shows and feel with the success already building, this show can even go international. They recognize that rabbits are the 3rd most dumped pet at shelters and need the equivalent support!
What can you do right now? Please thank them for helping rabbits as an “others post” on their FB page, https://www.facebook.com/AnimalHouseglp or on the contact section of their web page. This shows their investors that rabbit people are a unified national group and will watch the show – hugely important in TV land! We need to show them that rabbit lovers are a united audience – it would be amazing if their total “ likes” will jump by thousands from the “rabbit people” and that will register with their investors!
Stay tuned for developments – we will keep you posted. Cheers for the Bunnies!
Boomer was seen running around a neighborhood for 2 weeks before a kind and determined person was able to catch him in a cat trap. At 3 months old, and under 3 pounds, he was just a little squirt! Boomer was covered in ticks and fleas and had 15 bot fly worms surgically removed from his little body. Through it all, Boomer was a trooper. He never lost his good nature or his appetite. He learned to come for papaya treats within a couple days, and took immediately to his greens.
This is a darling little bunny! He is still about 3 ½ pounds and we expect him to stay small. He is very people friendly and is doing binky’s all the time. He even seems to like cuddling under your neck for pets. Boomer likes to get up high so he can see everything better, and negotiates levels very well. He may seem shy at first, but he will warm up to you with some gentle persuasion – and food – he loves to eat.
IRIS – When Iris arrived, she was badly underweight. Now that a little time has passed, this bunny that once was lethargic and boney has begun building up her weight trying to get to where she should have been in the first place! When her body finally gets a chance to catch up, she’s going to be a big girl! Her energy is already coming back and she’s usually eager to have a chance to get out of her pen and explore! Iris is friendly and enjoys being pet and loved on…she doesn’t even mind if you pet her while she’s lounged out for a nap! Nothing really catches her by surprise and nothing really fazes her. She would probably be good with children who are responsible and careful around bunnies. She has been through so much, but this outgoing girl is just happy to be here and hopeful to find a loving home!
Pippin and Binkley – This slightly odd looking couple may look a little mismatched, but together they make quite the pair! First, there’s Pippin…the ridiculously cute gray fuzzy guy (who looks like he’s some kind of silly cartoon character). Then there’s his big friend Binkley who looks like he could be the star bunny in his own children’s book – they’re such an adorable pair! Both of these guys have medium energy levels and seem to adjust well to new situations and surroundings. Binkley is definitely the more adventurous bun of the pair and is generally the first to come out and explore during exercise time. Pippen, on the other hand, prefers to lounge about in their pen and either nap or wait for someone to come in and pet his soft fluffy gray fur. These boys would probably be fine with having some responsible human children friends in their forever home as they seem to be relaxed and calm even in interactions with new people and sounds.