Who is FUR?
Friends of Unwanted Rabbits (FUR) is a rabbit rescue organization founded in 2004. We are dedicated to finding forever, loving, indoor homes for abandoned and neglected rabbits dumped at local area shelters. Our goal is to increase public awareness of these intelligent, social creatures as house pets. We are committed to improving the lives of companion rabbits through education on proper rabbit care. We support spaying/neutering rabbits to improve overall health, behavior and to decrease overpopulation.
Why does FUR exist?
Each year thousands of rabbits are abandoned at local area shelters. Rabbits are the 3rd most frequently discarded animals at shelters and the most often overlooked. Most are discarded by their owners due to a lack of understanding and knowledge of these highly intelligent creatures. Others are dumped by irresponsible breeders. In the recent past 99% of the rabbits discarded at the Sacramento County Animal Care & Regulation were euthanized. Since its inception, FUR has rescued over 500 rabbits and decreased the euthansia rate to appoximately 2%.
What does FUR do?
FUR rescues rabbits abandoned at the Sacramento County Animal Care & Regulation. Rabbits are spayed/neutered and placed in temporary foster homes where they receive much needed TLC while they recover. All rabbits are litter box trained, and socialized before being housed at three local area PetSmart Adoption Centers. Some of our rabbits stay in foster homes until they are adopted and are not housed at PetSmart due to their size and/or special needs. Volunteers care for the rescued rabbits housed at PetSmart and provide exercise and socialization time outside their cages. The rabbits are adopted to carefully screened indoor homes by FUR volunteers.
How does FUR survive?
FUR is run by a group of dedicated volunteers and is supported by Teaching Everyone Animals Matter. TEAM is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation formed to help Sacramento County Animal Care & Regulation. The Friends of Unwanted Rabbits is dependent upon generous donations from the public. Contributions to FUR are used for spaying/neutering, medical care, fostering expenses, printing of educational material, phone message line and other supplies as needed. Click here to find out how you can make a donation.
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Hoppy Hope at the shelter.
Grayson at the shelter.
Hoppy Hope and Grayson 4 weeks after being rescued.
Hoppy Hope & Grayson today.