Summer 2016 “The Rabbit Advocate” newsletter


Adoptable Rabbit Outreach at Personal Beast

Saturday, September 17, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Personal Beast, 8119 SE Stark St., Portland.

Come by Personal Beast this Saturday to visit with some of our adoptable bunnies, chat with our Rabbit Advocate volunteers, and learn how you can adopt a house rabbit of your own. We’ll also be offering free nail trims for your bunnies!


Adoptable Rabbit Outreach at Pets on Broadway

Saturday, September 24, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Pets on Broadway, 2762 NE Broadway, Portland.

We’ll be at Pets on Broadway with some of our adorable and adoptable bunnies. Our “Adoption Ambassadors” this month include Little Miss, Thumper & Joey, and Clara.  Learn how you can adopt one of these, or any of our other, fostered rabbits, or how you can become a Rabbit Advocate foster provider.

This month, we are teaming up with the great staff at Pets on Broadway to hold a silent auction event in their store to benefit Rabbit Advocates. Thanks to the talent and generosity of local artist Lorraine Bushek, we will be auctioning off the opportunity to have a portrait done of the winner’s pet of choice on 12″ x 12″ cradle board. Lorraine normally sells this type of painting for $500, but she is donating this to Rabbit Advocates for fund-raising purposes. This event will be open to ANY Pets on Broadway customer who comes into the store and places the winning bid before the close of business on Saturday, September 24.

Additionally, in order to promote Rabbit Advocates and this event as well as Lorraine’s work, Pets on Broadway has purchased outright 100 of Lorraine’s beautiful cards, available in four different styles, which they will sell throughout the month of September.


BBB Hay Packing

Saturday, October 1, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
(Usually the first Saturday of every month, but please be sure and check the date)

Be a Bunny’s Best Bites Volunteer. All are welcome to help us mix and package hays into 10-lb bags with our own special label. Proceeds from BBB sales go directly to our Rabbit Advocates medical fund.

Click here for details and to volunteer to help
Click here to locate and purchase BBB and to place special orders


Bunny’s Spa Day / Ask the Experts

Sunday, October 9, noon – 3:00 pm at Tigard Petco, 11705 SW Pacific Highway, Tigard
(Usually the second Sunday of every month, but please be sure and check the date)

Bring your bunnies to our Bunny’s Spa Day at Petco in Tigard for grooming, nail trims, top-to-bottom wellness inspections, and general pampering.  Talk with our friendly and knowledgeable volunteer “pawdicurists” and get expert advice on keeping your rabbit happy and healthy.  Your donations for services are greatly appreciated, and all proceeds go directly to our Rabbit Advocates medical fund.

Click here for details about the Bunny’s Spa Day
Click here to volunteer at the next Bunny’s Spa Day


Rabbit Advocates General Meeting

The meeting is held in the Education Room. Access by side entrance only. At our regular monthly meetings you can meet with other “rabbit people” and bring your rabbit-related questions for a group question and answer session. If you attend with rabbits, please bring bunnies in carriers.

No meetings in July and August. Join us again in September.
Meeting Schedule

ORS 167.340 Animal abandonment
(1) A person commits the crime of animal abandonment if the person intentionally, knowingly, recklessly or with criminal negligence leaves a domestic animal at a location without providing for the animal’s continued care. (2) It is no defense to the crime defined in subsection (1) of this section that the defendant abandoned the animal at or near an animal shelter, veterinary clinic or other place of shelter if the defendant did not make reasonable arrangements for the care of the animal. (3) Animal abandonment is a Class B misdemeanor. [1985 c.662 §8; 2001 c.926 §11]