Rabbits make fantastic companion animals, but most owners don’t realize what a bunny needs to be happy and healthy. That’s where the Georgia House Rabbit Society, started by a group of Atlanta-area bunny lovers in 1997, jumps in to help better educate rabbit owners.
The simple reason the Society was started is to save bunny lives. Chapter Manager Edie Sayeg explains, “So many people rescue dogs and cats and, while rabbits have become the third most popular companion animal, most of the public shelters in Georgia will not even accept them from owners wanting to give them up. Many are ‘let go’ outside to fend for themselves and these domesticated rabbits, descended from the European rabbit, have no innate survival skills, so this is a death sentence.“