We have some heartbreaking news to share. Our recently rescued lop rabbit, whom we affectionately named “Felice,” did not survive. Despite our best efforts and the love and care of our dedicated volunteer, Felice’s journey ended far too soon. 🌈
Losing Felice reminds us of the critical importance of responsible pet ownership and the devastating consequences of abandoning domestic rabbits.
Rabbits, like Felice, are not equipped to fend for themselves in the wild. They are vulnerable to predators, exposure, and starvation when left to face the harsh elements alone. Those who abandon domestic rabbits outside do nothing more than put their lives in danger.
Thank you to everyone who donated and suggested names. ❤️
Naming Credit: Adrienne Lang

While Good Samaritan Jim Kessen was walking his dog in Berea last night, he found a suffering domestic bunny who needed help. Instead of walking past, like many people did, he rescued her. This tiny flea covered, malnourished lop was dumped outside in the rain. The poor baby looked like a drowned rat and seemed like she lost her will to live. Her skin was covered with black flea dirt, making her fur feel bumpy. She has been given sub q fluids and flea medicine. Slowly we will remove the layers of filth attached to her skin. She is still very shaky on her feet and has only eaten greens so far, we hope she will soon learn that she is safe and will never be neglected again.

RHDV – Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease

Have you had your rabbit vaccinated for RHDV? Do you know what RHDV is? Checkout the national House Rabbit Society RHDV resource center here: https://rabbit.org/rhdv/

Checkout our recommended vets and get your rabbit vaccinated!

Photo Contest Results

Congratulations to our 2019 Buckeye Bunny Photo Contest winner with 138 votes: Ashton Rodriquez! 🏆

Her winning picture of Charlie in her pink cowgirl hat is the clear winner and she won a beautiful set of bunny glasses.

Congrats to our runners up who will receive a Starbucks gift card and bunny treats:

⭐️ 2nd: Ashley Chesnut with photo of Tux, and Bow with 77 votes.
⭐️ 3rd: Tracy Wiczer with husbun and wife, Babbitty and Dexter with 75 votes.
⭐️ 3rd: Megan Metzger’s photo of Emmy, also with 75 votes.

Thank you all for your contributions and for participating!

The prize
Tux and Bow
Dexter and Babbitty

Click to see the original announcement with the contest description.

2019 Buckeye Bunny Photo Contest

Click to see the winners!

For a donation of $5 per photo, you may enter a pic of your bunny for a chance to win one of three fabulous prizes. Enter as many photos as you wish. Submissions will be posted to our Facebook photo album. Vote on your favorite photos by giving them a like! The owner of the winning photo will receive a set of four rabbit-themed glasses. First and second runners up will each win a Starbucks gift card and rabbit treats.

Enter your photo:

1. Take a high quality photo of your bunny!
2. Make a $5 donation per photo using our donation page
3. Email your photo/s to .img@.img

Submissions will be accepted through Friday, July 26, 2019.

Voting will begin as soon as the first photo is uploaded and will continue through August 3rd.

To Vote:

1. “Like” the Buckeye House Rabbit Society Facebook page.
2. “Like” your favorite photos to place your vote. You may vote for as many photos as you wish.
3. “Share” our contest on Facebook to help spread the word!

The winner will be notified via email and announced on Facebook and Twitter.

Photo Guidelines:

Photos must be in .jpg or .png format with a file size of no less than 300 KB; 1 MB or larger is preferred. Photos should be at least 1200 pixels on the longest side. Photos must be in focus and of good quality (specifically in terms of brightness and contrast) and must not appear grainy. We maintain the right to reject any photo for not following the guidelines. Entries must be submitted by the original photographer. Your submission of the photo/s is your guarantee that you are the author and copyright holder. Contestants retain the copyright to their photographs, however, with your submission you agree that Buckeye HRS may display your photo/s on our website, social media, and in our printed newsletter. Photo credit will be provided in the photo description.