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December is a very important month for all of us at Fairly Beloved Rabbit Care as it will be out 5th Birthday.

In a way of celebrating in true bunny fashion, a group of our volunteers will be signing up to take part in the Glasgow Santa Dash on Sunday 6th of December and we would love for our supporters, adopters and general bunny mad people to come join us and have a whole load of fun and help us raise the profile of the charity and some much needed funds.

Don't worry if you are not a runner or a dasher, our group of volunteers will have a mix of ages and abilities so our grand plan is to walk the course and have some fun taking in the sights and the atmosphere.  The Santa Dash is very much a fun event and anything goes.  You will see people of all ages from young to old, prams and scooters, dogs dressed as Santa, the list is endless.   If you do want to run the course then go for it, just remember you need to binky at the end!!!

Fancy joining us?  If so, please click on the link below to register using the team name of Fairly Beloved Rabbit Care.  Then, print off your sponsor form and start raising money for all our wonderful bunnies who will be in our care over the winter.

www.glasgow.gov.uk/santadash  

Winter is a particularly hard time for the charity due to bills still having to be paid but very little opportunity available for fundraising.  This is why this event is important to us.  What better way to spend a few hours on a Sunday morning than putting on a Santa suit and some bunny ears knowing that every penny raised will go directly into helping the bunnies within our care.

If you are planning to or have registered for the event and wish to fundraise on our behalf, can you please send us a quick email so we can keep you up to date with the meeting point prior to the race.

Monies collected can either be given to one of our volunteers on the day or can be donated via Just Giving.

Don't fancy being out in the cold with us?  Why not sponsor us instead.

I really hope you can join us on the day and to thank you for your on-going support because without you our charity would not be what it is today.

Create Your Just Giving Sponsorship Page

Getting sponsorship is easy with a Just Giving Sponsor Page:

  1. Sign-up and create your sponsorship page at JustGiving.com
  2. Once you've created your page to share with friends and family, be sure to join the Fairly Beloved Rabbit Care page too!

Are you aged 16 – 30? Are you looking for a new challenge?  Do you have a passion for animals, and want to do more to help them?  Perhaps you are looking for more experience with animals to improve your future opportunities for studies or career?  Do you have 20 – 30 hours per week?

Our Rescue Services Assistant role, supported by Project Scotland, could be just what you are looking for!  Working directly with the charity’s management team you will gain hands-on experience with our rescue rabbits, alongside vital customer service and organisational skills that all colleges, universities and employer’s will value.

As well as the direct experience gained by working with the charity, Project Scotland will offer further support by offering financial support towards your travel expenses, an independent mentor to support you with your placement and any related studies or employment applications, plus regular additional training workshops and seminars.

Our placement is for an initial 3 month period, with the potential to extend beyond this if appropriate to allow further experience as required.

Read about Bethie and Natalie’s experience in the role here.

For more information about our Rescue Services Assistant Role, and to apply, please visit our website.

Adoption Suspension: Monday 30th April 2015 until Sunday 12th April 2015

We do not recommend the giving of rabbits as presents at Easter.

Experience has taught us that the giving of pets as a gift is one of the largest contributing factors to the volume of unwanted pets shortly after the holiday period, as the families face the reality of owning their pet and decide it's not right for them.

We believe part of the reason is the ""gift"" process - particularly for children. Remember that pets are not suitable for children: no child should be given the full responsibility for their pet, but should be supervised at all times, with the adult taking the full responsibility for the pet. However, receiving a pet amongst all their other gifts creates the wrong level of emotional attachment, with the pet being likened to the chocolate, toys and other ""disposable"" gifts that don't need constant care & attention.

For this reason, we do not support the giving of rabbits at Christmas or Easter time, and we will not be able to accept adoption requests for any of our rabbits during the holiday periods, although we will be happy to accept enquiries and home check appointments to reserve rabbits for adoption on either side of these dates.

For Easter 2015, this means we will not progress adoptions between Monday 30th March 2015 and Sunday 12th April 2015 inclusive.

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With effect from 1st February, all Fairly Beloved Rabbit Care adopted rabbits will come micro-chipped, as well as vaccinated and neutered (or neuter voucher for younger rabbits).

Why Do We Microchip All Rabbits?

Rabbits continue to be the most neglected, abandoned pet in the UK, with over 67,000 rabbit entering rescue services every year and probably hundreds of thousands more rehomed privately through classified and online services.

The number of stray rabbits as a result has also increased in recent years.

We want to emphasise the importance of ownership of your pet rabbits by ensuring that they are registered to you.  This means that, should your rabbit be found after it was lost or stolen, there is a better chance of them being brought back home to you.

Does it cost extra?

Microchipping is included with all adoptions and is included within our suggested donation fee.  Note however that the Petlog database service may charge you in future for any changes made to your registration details. 

We are taking the opportunity to review our suggested adoption fees at the same time as introducing this service.  As a result of the additional cost to the rescue, plus added pressure of veterinary bills, we will be increasing our suggested donation fee to £60.

Remember, that a suggested donation of £60 for each single or bonded pair of rabbits!  Each rabbit is vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, and health checked prior to adoption, so this is still excellent value for money. Compare our suggested donation costs to the costs of buying a rabbit from a pet shop or breeder.

Can I Choose Not To Have My Rabbit(s) Microchipped?

Due to our internal procedures it will not be possible for you to request your rabbit(s) not be microchipped.

More Questions?

Check out our FAQs, or feel free to get in touch.