Recently, the Georgia House Rabbit Society was invited to speak with the Hayes Homeless Pet Club in Kennnesaw to teach the schoolchildren about rabbits and the responsibilities of owning one. Johna Mennone, the GHRS’ Communication Director brought Butterscotch to the school to share her story with the group. Butterscotch was rescued recently from a hoarders home and was one of more than 70 rabbits found living in the house! She came to the Center malnourished and suffering from a variety of aliments. After a month’s recuperation, Butterscotch was well enough to take her first field trip. And boy, did she enjoy the attention! She was eager to interact with the kids and was very curious of her surroundings.
We love events like these! In addition to meeting great people along the way, it allows us to get out into the community and build awareness about our shelter, bunnies, their care and the need to understand the proper way to provide for an animal before taking them into your home. Not only do we teach the people we meet, they take the knowledge with them and pass it along to others. Outreach like this is invaluable!
Earlier this spring, we held a similar event where volunteer, Natalie Sullivan spoke before a group of around 100 people at the library in Woodstock! Natalie kept everyone’s attention by giving them lots of information about bunnies and their proper care. We were thrilled that so many people turned out for the day!
The GHRS is always looking for opportunities to reach out into our surrounding community. If you would like us to come speak at your event, please contact us! Our shelter volunteers would love to participate!
You can reach the Georgia House Rabbit Society by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call the Rabbit Center, our shelter in Marietta, by dialing 678-653-7175