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1st Mid-Ohio Fall Picnic 2001

Click here to view photos from our picnic

We are most grateful to the following businesses who generously donated items for our raffle and photo contest prizes, as well as for our welcome bags. We encourage our members to patronize companies that support the Buckeye HRS's rabbit rescue and education efforts.

Annie's Homegrown 1-781-224-9639

Bunny Bytes 1-888-563-9300

Bunny Heaven 1-609-324-9270

Busy Bunny 1-877-99-BUNNY

Neeps, Inc. 1-888-833-7738

Invitation to the Mid-Ohio Fall Picnic (scroll down for text version)

(text version of the above invitation)

Come Meet Other Rabbit Lovers and Enjoy an Afternoon of Socializing and
Good Food at the Buckeye House Rabbit Society's 1st Mid-Ohio Fall Picnic!

NOON - 4 P.M.



Please bring a lawn chair or blanket
Soft drinks and tableware will be provided


A - H   Bring a Salad or Appetizer
I - Q   Bring a Covered Dish Entree
R - Z   Bring a Dessert

Please leave your rabbits at home,
but remember to bring their pictures to enter in the Photo Contest!



Winners will be published in the Winter Issue of Harelines


Please RSVP to or call Ellen Eder at 614-278-9636 before Sept. 5th

(scroll down for more)





From I-270, take the E. Main St./Reynoldsburg exit.
Go east on Main Street to Brice Road and turn right.
Take Brice Road to Livingston Ave. and turn left.
Entrance is about 1.5 miles on the right.

click here for a map


See you there!

Buckeye Picnic 2001

June 16 at the home of Heidi Metzger of South Euclid, OH.

Click here to browse all photos,
or select individual ones below
The Picnic
The Raffle Winners
The Photo Contest


Adoption/Education Day (Pittsburgh)

North Hills Petco will be hosting an adoption/education day at the store on Saturday, May 19th, from 10 - 4.  Buckeye HRS will be there, and we hope to see you there as well!  The address is:

Petco # 1807 (in North Hills Village Mall)
4801 McKnight Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
ph: 412-366-1866

Columbus Pet Expo

Buckeye HRS greeted visitors to our booth at the Columbus Pet Expo, Feb 16-18, 2001.  The Pet Expo was held at the Voinovich Center on the Ohio State Fairgrounds.

Petapazoola (Akron)

The Buckeye HRS will be participating in the 2nd annual Petapazoola Expo at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron Saturday, March 24, 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday, March 15, 10 am - 6 pm.  The event is being held by PetTrader Expos.

Rabbit Information Class (Greater Cleveland)

Kristen Doherty and Kristi Cole will present a class entitled "Living With A House Rabbit" at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst branch of the Cuyahoga Public Library on Saturday, March 24th at 2 pm. Though the class is free, please call the library for reservations.  The presentation covers rabbit-proofing the house, litter-training, diet, and anything else the audience needs to know in order to keep a healthy, happy indoor bunny.

This library is housed in a former mansion dating from 1928.  Participants learned how to give their rabbits a taste of gracious living in this inspiring setting!  The South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch is located at 4645 Mayfield Road, South Euclid, Ohio (216-382-4880).  Directions (with map) are made available by the library.

Rabbit Information Class (Greater Cleveland)

Kristen Doherty & Kristi Cole conducted a rabbit information class, "Living With a House Rabbit," on Saturday, June 3rd, 2 - 3 pm, at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Petapazoola (Akron)

The Buckeye HRS participated in the Petapazoola event in Akron,  March 18 & 19.

The event was held by PetTrader Expos, and complete directions to the convention center were found on their website.

Columbus Pet Expo

Buckeye HRS greeted visitors to our booth at the Columbus Pet Expo, Feb 18-20, 2000.  The Pet Expo was held at the Voinovich Center on the Ohio State Fairgrounds.  

Canton/Akron Adoptathon

Chapter members and some Buckeye HRS foster rabbits were at the Petsmart in Fairlawn (at the corner of Cleveland-Massillon Rd. and Rt. 18) all day May 1st and 2nd.  We had handouts on rabbit care and loved having people stop by and say "hello".

Cleveland Pet Expo

Booth 218 was our homebase for the Cleveland Pet Expo at the IX Center in Brookpark, OH (next to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport) on October 16-18, 1998.  The Pet Expo is a huge indoor show of pets and supplies, so animal lovers found much of interest.  We met a lot of nice people there.

There were no animals sold or given as prizes at the Expo.  We had our booth filled with rabbit information, handouts, and sample toys, litter, bunnyproofing items, etc, and many manufacturers of pet food and supplies gave free samples of their products.  On Saturday, visitors met one of our adoptables, the very relaxed, very public Juniper.  We also presented a class about basic rabbit care, which included a demonstration of nail clipping and grooming, and discussion of nutrition, rabbit-proofing, and litter training.  This class was scheduled for 12 noon on Saturday and, as always, we welcomed questions from the audience as well.

We also had a selection of rabbity fundraising items for sale.   If you missed them, some can still be seen in our Gift Shop.

EXTRA SPECIAL:  Beginning at the Cleveland Pet Expo, the first 50 new members to join for $22.00 for both National and Ohio received a Linocut Original Print created by Eileen Matias especially for the Buckeye House Rabbit Society.

Current members could also enjoy this print with a special Christmas donation of $10 or more.

The 8th annual Chicago House Rabbit Society conference

The 8th annual Chicago House Rabbit Society conference was Sunday, October 11th, 1998 at Harper College in the Chicago suburb of Palatine.  This year's conference featured a collaborative effort by neighboring chapters including our very own Buckeye chapter.

Highlights included:

Ohio members had an educational and fun time meeting fellow rabbit lovers.  They learned a lot and really enjoyed themselves.


Buckeye HRS chapter volunteers attended the Adopt-a-Thon held Saturday, August 29, 1998 at the PetSmart in Fairlawn, OH.   Foster bunnies were there as well as lots of good information on rabbit care from HRS.

Truly Something for Everybunny

The 6th annual Chicago HRS chapter's educational event October 12, 1997 was a great success. Our own Buckeye chapter had several attendees and volunteers at the conference. We had a display table and literature available, along with copies of our newsletters.

Rescue * Adopt * Educate
Buckeye HRS volunteers attending the Chicago HRS Conference included (l to r) Cathy Montiegel, Libby Moore, Kristi Cole, and Karen Kratzer.  Not pictured: Debbie Raschke.

Headlining the educational talks was Marinell Harriman, founder of the House Rabbit Society. She spoke about rabbits deserving equal status as cats and dogs. Other informative sessions were held with topics such as bonding pairs and trios, dental disease in rabbits, travelling with your rabbit, bunny basics, and natural medicine in rabbits.

Of course, there was fun along with the learning, too. It was nice to meet fellow bunny lovers from around the country and chat at the themed lunch tables. There was a lot of nice bunny merchandise to purchase and an awesome raffle which included a handmade quilt with embroidered rabbits.

We are looking forward to participating again next year and hope to see more Buckeye members come along.

Spreading the Word in Cleveland

The weekend of October 24-26, 1997 was a busy one for the Buckeye HRS. We participated in the Cleveland Pet Expo at the IX Center. We held two rabbit-care classes at one of the event stages and had many, many people stop at our booth to chat and say hello to foster bun Chiclet. We met a lot of nice people and distributed a lot of good rabbit-care information. We were pleased to have this opportunity to show our presence in Northeast Ohio and look forward to being there again next fall and meeting even more fellow bunny folk and perhaps converting a few others, too.


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