Tazwell and Scarlet

We would like to say a heartfelt good bye to Taz and Scar.  Binky free sweet babies!

Tazwell (gray and white) and Scarlet (black) have found new life together as seniors. Scarlet, always a shy bunny, never found a permanent home. She was always passed over for a cuter or more sociable bunny. Tazwell is the last bunny we rescued from the big Elyria hoarding situation of 2005-2007. He, too, was so shy he wouldn’t let anyone touch him and spent most of his days inside of a hidey box.


When Taz and Scarlet were introduced to each other in 2013, it was instantaneous friendship. Taz is now 100% blind in both eyes and afraid to venture out on his own to explore. Scarlet is now his “eyes” and challenges him to engage in new adventures like jumping on top of boxes and meeting new friends.

They snuggle together, protect each other, eat each other’s food, and do things they wouldn’t otherwise do on their own.





It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of our dear Sanctuary bun, Jessica “Lopo”.

Jessie was approximately nine years old and was deeply loved by all who met her.  She was a sweet and gentle rabbit.  Jessica was also our most vocal resident who would hum and purr at every opportunity.  We will miss her deeply and especially miss the joy and excitement that she experienced with every meal or treat.  She most especially loved her food. 

Binky on, Jessie! — Sue Zimmerman


Meet Jessica (aka “Jessie”). Jessie is a senior bun (6 years +). She is such a sweet lop who has had a hard life.  Jessie was removed from the home of a back yard breeder by law enforcement along with several other rabbits who not being well cared for. The judge in Jessie’s case granted custody of her to a local humane society and then she came to live with us.

Jessica had mites and also had a lot of missing fur on her ears and her mouth. She also had a lot of digestive issues. She had had issues with watery eyes and some respiratory problems. With a little TLC, we were able to get Jessica into satisfactory condition but not quite well enough to be adopted.


Jessica has some arthritis and is not able to keep her back end as clean as it should be.  On occasion, she still has digestive issues. She tends to over-groom her ears which leads to fur loss around her ears and mouth. Jessica’s health overall is fair. She will do best living out her years with us and in our Sanctuary program.  Jessica is well-cared-for and well-loved. She has become one of our favorite seniors here.

Our sanctuary rabbits require special love and care. Their home is with us at the sanctuary and they are not available for adoption. You can directly support these rabbits by sponsoring them.


I have some sad news to share.  Buckeye’s sanctuary bunny, Humphrey, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018.  We knew Humphrey had cancer, but it did not slow him down.  Despite his different aliments, Humphrey was always his normal upbeat, inquisitive, and rascally rabbit self.  Once his appetite was gone and his energy level was not the same, we knew it was time.  Humphrey lived much longer than any of us expected.  He was loved and cherished and will be terribly missed.  His foster mom, dad, and doggie sister loved him so much.  Binky free, Humphrey!  — Stephanie Lodge

Handsome Humphrey was originally taken in by Buckeye House Rabbit Society in August 2016.  Unfortunately, as many people know, certain colors and breeds of animals are not as popular as others, so our handsome boy remained a foster.  It wasn’t until April 2017 that we noticed a lump on Humphrey’s side.  Sadly, the biopsy results came back abnormal and the vet suspected cancer.  It was then that we knew he would become a sanctuary bunny.

Since then, BHRS member Stephanie Ash has cared for Humphrey as her own.  Despite not knowing how long he will be with us, we make every day the best day we can for him with lots of treats, gentle pets, room to play, and fun enrichment activities.  He is happy, and even though his lump continues to grow, he still doesn’t realize anything is wrong with him.

Our sanctuary rabbits require special love and care. Their home is with us at the sanctuary and they are not available for adoption. You can directly support these rabbits by sponsoring them.


Here is his previous Needs-a-Home write-up —

Humphrey is a very busy boy.  He is only about one year old and loves free time away from his pen.  He doesn’t care for being held (because that takes time away from his freedom to explore, you see).  He does love attention and is very people-friendly.  Humphrey loves shredding up newspaper inside of his cardboard box.  Humphrey is a bit of a goof ball and is sure to make you laugh.




Margery Pontiac

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of one of Buckeye’s long-term sanctuary residents.  Margery Pontiac was assisted in crossing the Rainbow Bridge on Friday, April 20th, 2018.  Margery had developed a cancerous tumor inside her lung, which was draining into the lung making it difficult for her to breathe.  She saw Dr. Riggs a few times in February and March to have the fluid removed, but it got to the point where we knew a hard decision had to be made.  This medical issue could not be cured, so we chose to say good bye in order to save her from further suffering.  To say she was adored would be a great understatement.  Margery was loved by many people.  She lived with Kristen Doherty for ten years, so she was at least eleven or twelve years old.  Binky free, beautiful girl!  — Stephanie Lodge

Margery Pontiac (named after a Holstein cow) is a beautiful dark brown agouti rabbit with vision problems. Ideally Margery would like us to place hay in her litterbox one strand at a time. This is somehow very reassuring to her, but as you can imagine,becomes highly impractical. If we move at a normal pace, she becomes flustered and overwhelmed and bats the hay right out of our hands.


Margery has developed close ties to only certain humans whom she will let per her, but only if a specific scripted routine is followed. She’s never bitten anyone – ever – but puts on a great and scary display of boxing, batting, grunting, and other intimidating acts.


Our sanctuary rabbits require special love and care. Their home is with us at the sanctuary and they are not available for adoption. You can directly support these rabbits by sponsoring them.